The Les Paul Custom is the epitome of the classic Les Paul with its distinctive and trend-setting Ebony finish. And now Epiphone once again brings the Les Paul Custom back into the future with the new Les Paul Custom Classic PRO featuring world famous Gibson USA open-coil humbucker pickups with coil-splitting.
The “Tuxedo” Les Paul
The Les Paul Custom was first introduced in 1954 at the suggestion of Mr. Les Paul himself who wanted to prove to audiences that his solid body electric guitar was not a fad but a superb and challenging instrument. So, Les requested a Les Paul with a custom color finish in solid Ebony with gold hardware that would blend well with a tuxedo and really set-off a player on stage with style.
The Les Paul Custom–or the “tuxedo” Les Paul, as it became known among fans–quickly became one of the most recognized guitars in the world. Les himself used his Les Paul Custom in concert for decades, on his weekly television show with wife Mary Ford, and on countless album covers, including Chester and Lester, his famous guitar duel with pal Chet Atkins.Vintage Les Paul Customs are out of this world expensive. But as usual, Epiphone has come to the rescue. With the new Les Paul Custom Classic PRO, everyone can now own a truly professional and affordable Les Paul with the unbeatable vintage sound of Gibson USA humbuckers along with coil-tapping and all of the original Custom’s features including classic gold hardware, a fully bound body, neck and headstock, and pearloid inlays.
Like all Epiphone instruments, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Classic PRO comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty and Gibson’s one-of-a-kind 24/7/365 Customer Service. Make your own “Les Paul” worthy history today with the Les Paul Custom Classic PRO. See your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.