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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Blackback Electric Guitar  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Dressed to kill with antique ivory finish and gold hardware.

The Les Paul Custom made it's debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul said he suggested black as the color for the guitar because it looked "classy" and went well with a tuxedo on stage. From that point on, the Les Paul Custom has often been referred to as the "tuxedo" Les Paul. And with it's gold appointments, fully bound body, neck and headstock, and mother-of-pearl inlays the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Blackback is "dressed to kill."

Added Vintage-Vibe
Often, the original finish over Alpine White guitars aged over time and turned the true white color to an off-white, yellow. Epiphone reproduced this look on the Custom Blackback with it's subtle Antique Ivory color giving you the look of a vintage guitar, today. Also - during the 1970's some LP Customs were painting with contrasting black backs.

Classic humbuckers
Epiphone equips the Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Blackback with classic "open-top" humbuckers featuring authentic Alnico II magnets. Patterned after the original Gibson '57 Classics, these pickups combine Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to give you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch! The bridge pickup is slightly over-wound to give you a little more "crunch" when you need it while still maintaining great clarity and warmth. The combination is a unique, limited edition guitar that sounds great and is sure to attract the attention of both guitarists and collectors.

At the heart of every Les Paul Custom is great tone woods. While all Les Pauls share common design features, the Les Paul Custom differed from the Les Paul Standard in that it's body was solid mahogany without a maple cap. Epiphone's LP Custom Blackback follows that tradition by using a solid, carved mahogany body giving it a slightly mellower tone. Like the originals, attached to the body is a solid mahogany neck with a hand-fitted, glued-in joint for optimum neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. The neck features a very comfortable and fast SlimTaper neck profile that has become the most popular profile found on Les Pauls today. The result is a tribute to Les' timeless guitar design with the sound and feel that you can only get from a real Les Paul guitar.

Loaded with premium add-ons
Other premium features include Epiphone's LockTone Tune-O-Matic/stopbar combination for increased sustain and easy string changes, 16:1 ratio Grover machine heads, a 7-layer bound body, a 5-layer bound headstock and a comfortable single-layer bound rosewood fingerboard. And, as with every Epiphone, it features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world-famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.

  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • SlimTaper D-profile
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 12" radius
  • Grover tuners
  • Alnico Classic Open-Top neck humbucker
  • Alnico Classic Plus Open-Top bridge humbucker
  • 2 Volume, 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way pickup toggle
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge/LockTone stopbar tailpiece
  • Epiphone-exclusive non-rotating, heavy-duty output jack
  • Black knobs with metal "witch hats" inserts
  • 7-layer front and back body binding
  • Gold hardware
  • 5-layer headstock binding
  • 1-layer fretboard binding

So put on your tuxedo and strap on this Limited Edition Epiphone Les Paul Custom Blackback today. Classic tone with classic looks!

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Custom Blackback Electric Guitar

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great guitar


from minneapolis, mn

About Me Experienced


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Blackback Electric Guitar:

Mine has no fret buzz and it fits the Epiphone case perfectly. It is a joy to play. I've never played a Gibson Les Paul, so I don't know how it compares, but I suggest trying out this Epiphone at your local store and seeing if you don't think it's one of the best guitars you ever touched.

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Beautiful guitar--but a bit disappointed


from arizona

About Me Experienced

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  • Beautiful Color Scheme
  • Good Feel


  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Top Hat Knobs Not Level

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Blackback Electric Guitar:

My background: I am an amateur player. I've been playing for years--but consider myself an average player. Because of this, I am going to comment only on the cosmetics of the guitar, shipping, and a bit on the craftsmanship.

I like to order from Music123 because you can always count on superb packaging. I ordered this guitar along with a Les Paul Epiphone case. Both arrived in pristine condition...well packaged...padded...and the Epiphone cardboard box was packaged inside another cardboard box. No issues. It arrived in excellent condition.

The case "fit" is very tight. Much different than my Gibson Les Paul case and another LP epiphone guitar I have. At first, I actually didn't think it would fit! With some pressure, the guitar fit. I think it is just "new". I'll edit this review in a month or so to update you.

The guitar was tuned, plugged in, and immediately there was fret buzz on the high "e" string, first fret. The tone and volume knobs are crooked. They are not flush, flat, or parallel with the surface of the guitar--not even close. When they are turned, it is like watching a flat tire rotate on the rim. So, in addition to a professional set-up to fix the fret buzz, the knobs and/or pots will need repaired or replaced. I'm hoping they can save the knobs and don't break them because Epiphone original replacement parts, on the internet, are difficult to find.

Can't comment on the quality of sound yet--because of the fret buzz, but I'll update the review after the set-up is done professionally.

Bottom Line: It's only an Epiphone...and it's only a $600 guitar. BUT, until it is set-up, I can't recommend this guitar to a friend. I'll update you later.

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Blackback Electric Guitar:

OOOPS! Gibson/Epiphone royally messed up on this project. I opened the nicely adourned case and...uh oh....this guitar has a rosewood fretboard, NOT EBONY as shown in the description. The very cool guitar I was expecting is really pretty ugly.

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