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As its name implies, The Les Paul Black Beauty is the pinnacle in elegance in look and tone. With its third Humbucker pickup, this Custom is over-equipped for amazing delivery of sound and expression.


Pickups: 3-HB's
Hardware: Gold
Scale: 24.75"
Nut Width: 1.68"
Neck: Set
Neck Mat: Mahogany
FB/Inlay: RW/Block
Binding: B/N/H
Body Mat: Mahogany
Top: Mahogany

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I have rented this guitar for some time and I am extremely satisfied! Sound on clean is amazing. Shredding is amazing. This slapping sound on bridge humbucker is superb. The only small thing is the middle pickup sometimes is in the way, especially when speed playing
Posted by Alexander on Aug 8, 2019
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My third guitar4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
This Les Paul Epiphone is an amazing runner up to a Gibson Les Paul. The only issue i've had is with using the rhythm setting, which creates an annoying feedback on high volume. Other than that, this was definitely not a waste of $300. i Strongly recommend this guitar to any beginners of the Les Paul family who also want that Guns n' Roses feel or sound because that is what this guitar will give you.
Posted by Sean on Sep 27, 2014
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I love mine. I love the way it plays, I love the way it feels and sounds. Best of all.... it looks bad ass!!!!!
Posted by john on May 30, 2013
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3pups meh, 2pup better imo2 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
If you're looking at this audacious beauty, youre probably drawn to the 3 pup gimmick, as was I. However, make sure you also check its 2 pup brother, the Les Paul Custom Tuxedo. It also comes with all the binding and gold hardware of this bad-boy, but is a 2 pup model. So why look at the 2 pup? Well, like others have said, the 3 pups balls kind of fall off when you switch to the mid position. It gets muddy and thin, probably due to poorly matched output on the pups. Maybe some lowering of the middle pup would help. I dont know, i never brought it home and went with the 2pup tuxedo instead. In either case You will probably want to swap out the stock Epi Alnico V potted pups. Theyre not bad, but theyre nothing to write home about either. I put a set of SD Synister Gates into mine (Invader SH-8n and b) and my Tuxedo became a Lester on 'roids! If you're going for a more classic/vintagy tone, then you shoudl spring for the Gibson classic '57/'57plus set. For modern hard rock, the Slash APH-2 set from Seymour is another nice option (although not available with a gold cap). At any rate, out of the box it isnt a 'bad' guitar. But if you want it sounding great, your gonna upgrade the guts. In terms of finish, well.. its a Chinese made Epi so there is little bits of bleed and bare wood where their imperial overlords cracked the whip at the factory and made the poor little dude rush to finsish. Also, the wood is not dried long enough and is a bit powdery (open up the kidney cavity and you'll see what i mean). But - if these are things you're picky about, then look instead at the Ace Frehly made by Gibson CS. (And expect to pay a LOT more). Either the 2 or 3 pup are great looking gits and play nice with 50's style necks. String them up with 0.052"s and let er rip. PS This is a modern sounding Lester. it has little ceramic 44uf caps ie, brittle tone. You will not get vintage Zep-style tone from either 2 or 3 pups versions oout of the box. Also, ive had mine for 5 years now and the tuning heads (gold grovers) and starting to oxide. I like the look and the patina. But just saying the gold finish will NOT last forever. Do not string it OVER the stopbar (ala Jimmie Page) or you WILL scrape off the gold finish. AND, do not polish the pups when they get grotty from fingerprints, the gold will rub off and you will have nickel pups with a gold periphery. | PPS : I own it means i have the tuxedo. I tried the BB 3-pup and didnt like the drop-out on the middle pup. I bought the 2-pup tuixedo instead.
Posted by SB on Mar 7, 2013
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Great Guitar2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Love this guitar, use all the time. It barely goes out of tune and is very comfortable to play. Recommend this guitar for a guitarist who wants quality on a budget.
Posted by martin on Jun 17, 2012
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
got mine for 500 and let me tell you , greatest 500 i spent in my life! this babe plugged into a marshall and a boss blues driver and it gets spot on tones from guys like clapton from his blues breakers and cream days.great for lead players in the rock and blues business.
Posted by anonymous on May 20, 2012
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Solid Buy3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
This was my third guitar i've ever bought. Its a great guitar, and its top notch Epiphone, and sounds just like any Gibson ive played. Everything about it is great apart from the Rhythm pick up, whenever i put distortion on it (When im playing some power chords) the sound quality just drops, i dont know why,its apparently a problem everyone has with this guitar. The other 2 pick ups are great, yet i rarely use the middle pick up, usually just Rhythm and Treble. The gain sound on the treble pick up is amazing, and i play a lot of Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin and the solo sounds i can get just on the Treble pick up and with my Wah pedal is insane. All in all, a great buy and best Epiphone ive ever played. My advise: If your playing lead guitar, go ahead and get this. If your playing back up guitar: Go for a nice Ibanez or Fender.
Posted by Zach on Feb 11, 2011
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awesome!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
the closest you can get to a gibson! visually, a beauty... quality, superb! humbuckers overdrive amps much differently; great blend of tight bass; sparkly treble; a clean attack. really nice! very lucky to have bought it for only $500! - included strap, hard case & stand.
Posted by zoetropezsh on Feb 21, 2009
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