Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar

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The Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar combines stunning looks, amazing tonal variation and playabilty in an affordable package.

The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul thought his namesake guitar needed a new look and suggested a classy ebony finish would go well with a tuxedo on stage. But Les also knew that the “Les Paul” guitar had to keep up with the competition, so his "Les Paul" also got an additional pickup, making the Les Paul 'Black Beauty one of the most striking guitars of its time. Les thought so too and frequently performed with his Black Beauty on the Les Paul and Mary Ford weekly television show. The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 has often been referred to as the "ultimate tuxedo" Les Paul. And with its gold appointments, fully bound body, neck, headstock and pearloid inlays, we think you'll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 is one of a kind.

While all Les Pauls share common design features, the Les Paul Custom differed from the Les Paul Standard with its solid mahogany body without a maple cap. Epiphone's Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 follows that tradition by using a solid, carved mahogany body which gives the guitar a slightly mellow tone. Like the original, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 is fitted with a solid mahogany neck, hand-fitted with a glued-in joint for optimum neck-to-body contact which allows the body and neck to resonate like a single piece of wood. The neck features a very comfortable and fast "SlimTaper “D” profile, a 24.75” scale, and a 1.68” nut. The result is a tribute to Les' timeless design with the sound and feel that you can only get from a real Les Paul.

At the heart of the Les Paul Black Beauty 3 are three Epiphone Alnico Classic humbucker pickups. These pickups, patterned after Gibson USA '57 Classics, combine Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to give you a tone that is both warm and subtle with a full and even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch! Other premium features include Epiphone's LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar combination bridge 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. Case not included.

Features:

  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper; D-profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-in, set neck
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • 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
  • Nut Width: 1.68”
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Binding: 7-layer body front and back, 5-layer headstock, 1-layer fingerboard
  • Machine Heads: Grover 16:1 ratio
  • Case: Not included


Order your Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Electric Guitar
Series Les Paul
Model Les Paul Black Beauty 3

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  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (4)
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    5.0

    sounds amazing

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    from South Australia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to setup perfect
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Good Weight
    • Solid Electronics
    • Sounds amazing

    Cons

    • Middle pickup may scratch

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

    i own many guitars but this is my first les paul, i dont know why i put it off for so long this guitar is the best guitar i have ever played! the bridge pickup sounds brutal and punchy under overdrive and the neck pickup is smooth and clear on clean, perfect for jazzy chords, this is the best guitar i have even played and is an absolute steal for the price!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Les Paul wthout the Gibson price

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    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Gold fades

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

    This thing is great I think it has the best tone compaired with my other guitars , it stays in tune with the grover tuners, & it looks great you get all that without the [$]Gibson price tag. I use this guitar for Jamming & recording & playing small venues, the only thing bad I can say about it is that the gold Fades on the bridge after awhile but no biggie

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome

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    from san jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

      its beautiful, had good feel and sound. a must have

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      unbiliviable

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      from Beverly Hills, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

        If you you looking for a great guitar, get this one everything about this guitar is right I love it

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        Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar

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