Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary
Epiphone, the House of Stathopoulo, celebrates Les Paul‘s 100th birthday with the Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit, a stunning one-of-a-kind Les Paul that combines Les’ favorite Les Paul features with dazzling 24K Gold Plated hardware, Abalone and Pearloid inlay, a vintage Epiphone logo with a Zirconium Gemstone, plus acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups with coil-splitting, a 100th Anniversary hardshell case, vintage-style strap, Commemorative Picks and more!
Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit
A Les Paul Custom Fit for a Wizard
The new Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit features a classic Mahogany body with the time-honored Les Paul profile in both a Cherry finish with a Mahogany veneer and a Natural finish with a AAA Flame Maple Veneer. Both finish options have 5-layer Cream and Black binding on the top and back.
The Mahogany neck has a 1960s SlimTaperTM D-profile and is glued to the body with a Mortise and Tenon neck joint. The smooth Rosewood fingerboard is bound and has a 12″ radius with 22 medium jumbo frets, a 24.75″ scale, and a 1-11/16 nut. The Mahogany neck features traditional Epiphone Block & Triangle inlays in Abalone and Pearloid.
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit has many other beautiful features that set it apart from any other Les Paul ever made including a 24K Gold plated metal truss rod cover engraved with “Les Paul 100th Anniversary.” Plus, the traditional “Sloped Dovewing” headstock has 5 layer Cream and Black binding and features the original Epiphone “vine” inlay in Pearloid, a classic 40s era Epiphone logo with a Zirconium Gemstone dotting the “I”, and on the back of the headstock a “The Legacy of Les Paul: 1915 – 2015” commemorative decal.
Epiphone ProBucker™ Humbucker Power
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary features Epiphone’s critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups, a 4-wire design with coil-splitting inspired by Gibson’s legendary BurstBuckers™. Since their introduction, Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups have beguiled pros, luthiers, collectors, and guitar magazine editors and their consensus is ProBuckers aren’t “like” the real thing–they are the real thing!
ProBucker™ pickups recreate the sound of the original hand-wound “PAF” humbuckers designed by Seth Lover at the Kalamazoo factory in the late ’50s by featuring all the same ingredients as the originals including Alnico II magnets, Elektrisola magnet wire, 18% nickel silver unit bases and covers, and pole screws, slugs and bobbins manufactured to Gibson’s original specifications.
The result is a phenomenal pickup that, over time, will develop the subtle, one-of-a-kind characteristics that previously you could only get from vintage humbuckers. And best of all, those unique pickup characteristics will give your guitar a unique “voice.” No two vintage Les Pauls sound alike and ProBuckers™ will give your Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary a one-of-a-kind sound that will only get better the more you play. So plan on playing this Les Paul Custom a lot!
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit comes with a ProBucker™-2 humbucker in the neck position that is slightly overwound for greater definition at higher volumes. The bridge pickup is a ProBucker™-3 humbucker, which is also slightly overwound to give your solos a wide tonal range. Each pickup features coil-splitting via a push/pull control at each pickup’s volume knob.
The Cherry finished Les Paul Custom features Amber “Top Hat” controls with metal pointers while the Natural finish features Black Speed Knobs with metal pointers. All volume and tone controls have full-size 500K potentiometers matched with Epiphone’s rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance.
There is no other Les Paul on Earth like the Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary which features 24 Karat Gold Plated hardware including a gold plated truss rod cover engraved with “Les Paul 100th Anniversary,” a gold LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a gold Epiphone heavy-duty non-rotating output jack, and gold Grover™ 18:1 machine heads with stepped “Imperial” buttons.
Every Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit also comes with a Hardshell Case with a 100th Anniversary Commemorative Logo, a vintage-style strap, 3 Commemorative Picks, and a Certificate of Authenticity in a presentation binder.
For over 50 years, Les Paul encouraged and cheered on Epiphone to keep Les Pauls on the cutting edge of electric guitars. “I tell you they are damn fine instruments!” Les said of Epiphone Les Pauls. “A kid can get an Epiphone and have something worth something, not a hunk-of-junk like the other brands. He can learn well on one and have it and play it the rest of his life. Just that they need a good guitar like an Epiphone so they won’t get discouraged… so they will practice and work hard and enjoy their music.”
Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit Specifications:
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Cherry-Mahogany Veneer, Natural-AAA Flame Maple Veneer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: “1960’s” SlimTaper™, D-Profile
- Neck Joint: Glued-In, Mortise and Tenon
- Headstock: Traditional Epiphone “Sloped Dovewing”
- Headstock Inlay: Traditional Epiphone “Vine”, Pearloid, Vintage “Epiphone” Logo with Zirconium Gemstone Dotting the “i”
- Back of Headstock: “The Legacy of Les Paul: 1915-2015” Commemortaive Decal
- Truss Rod Cover: 24K Gold Plated Metal with “Les Paul 100th Anniversary” Engraved
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Scale Length: 24.75″
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlays: Traditional Epiphone “Block & Triangle”, Abalone and Pearloid
- Fingerboard Radius: 12″
- Frets: 22 Medium-Jumbo
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3™
- Neck Pickuup: Epiphone ProBucker-2™
- Controls: Bridge Volume with Coil-Splitting, Neck Volume with Coil-Splitting, Bridge Tone, Neck Tone, Epiphone All-Metal 3-way Toggle
- Knobs: Cherry – Amber “Top Hats” with Metal Pointers, Natural – Black “Speed Knobs” with Metal Pointers
- Bridge/Tailpiece: bLockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16″
- Hardware: 24K Gold
- Binding: Body – 5-Layer (Cream/Black), Top & Back Headstock – 5-Layer (Cream/Black), Fingerboard – 1-Layer (Cream)
- Machine Heads: Grover™ 18:1 Ratio with Stepped “Imperial” Buttons
- Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty, Non-Rotating
- Includes: Hardshell Case with 100th Anniversary Commemorative Logo, Vintage Strap, 3-Commemorative Picks, Certificate of Authenticity in Presentation Binder
- Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
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 Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary 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.