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.
• Top Solid Sitka Spruce
• Body solid Mahogany
• Side solid Mahogany
• Neck Mahogany; 1-piece plus heel
• Neck Shape Options SlimTaper™ “D” profile
• Neck Joint Glued-In, Dove-Tail with hide glue
• Truss Rod Adjustable
• Scale Length 25.5″
• Fingerboard pearloid Split-Diamond Inlays
• Neck Pickup Shadow NanoMag™
• Bridge Pickup Shadow NanoFlex™
• Electronics eSonic-2™ Stereo Preamp
• Controls eSonic2™ preamp with built-in tuner, stereo output, Master Volume Pot, NanoMag™ EQ Pot, NanoFlex™ EQ Pot, Phase “Anti-Feedback” Switch, Electronic Tuner Activation w/Output Mute Switch Binding: Body: 6-ply; Neck:1-ply, Headstock: 3-ply
• Fingerboard Radius 14″
• Frets 20; medium
• Saddle Material Bone
• Nut Width 1.68″
• Nut Material Bone
• Hardware Nickel
• Machine Heads Epiphone vintage style 18:1 ratio
This product is covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.
Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!
This item ships via courier; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.