Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3

The Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 has the looks and the sound of elegance. With the middle humbucker, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 is equiped to deliver amazing sounds. The Custom Les Paul made its debut in 1954, after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul knew that the “Les Paul” guitar had to stay up to date with the competition, so he added an extra pickup to the Black Beauty.

The Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 has a solid mahogany body, no maple top here, no weight relief either. Comes with a solid set mahogany neck that is glued in, which allow, to the guitar’s body and neck, to sound like a solid piece of mahogany. The neck has a SlimTaper “D” shape profile and a 24.75″ scale.

In the heart of the Epiphone Custom Black Beauty 3 we find three Epiphone Alnico Classic humbucker pickups, modeled after the Gibson USA ’57 Classics. Gold hardware, Grover tunners, a Tune-o-matic Locktone bridge and a Stopbar tailpiece.

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3


  • Body Material: mahogany
  • Neck Material: mahogany
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper™; D-profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-in, set neck
  • Scale Length: 24.75
  • Fingerboard Material: rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Pickups: Alnico Classic Humbuckers
  • Pickup Selector: Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch
  • Controls: 1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1 bridge volume, 1-bridge tone
  • Bridge: Locktone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Binding: 7-layer body front and back, 5-layer headstock, 1-layer fingerboard
  • Machine Heads: Grover® 16:1 ratio
  • Colors: ebony

Of course, nothing that we or a video can say will be better than going to your local music shop and see and feel and test a Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 by yourself, nothing can be better than your own judgement. With our review, we try to help you make a decision but we always advise you to try the guitar by yourself before buying.

Check the videos below for more information and to hear the different sounds you can get from the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3.

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