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Epiphone LE Inspired by 1955 Les Paul Custom with Case

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A historic reissue! The Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit features Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups, gold hardware, an ebony fretboard and a vintage style hard case.

Epiphone LE Inspired by 1955 Les Paul Custom Guitar Features

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Gibsons USA Soapbar P-90 pickups
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Hardcase included
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit is an historic reissue of the “tuxedo” Les Paul that Les designed to be the most beautiful electric guitar ever made with a striking ebony finish with gold hardware that would not only look great with a “tux” but would also convince skeptics that the new—and controversial--“solid body” electric guitar was a refined and classy instrument.

This guitar has the same profile of 50s era Les Paul Customs with a mahogany body in an aged gloss ebony finish and a 5-layer (black &white) pickguard. The mahogany neck has a 50s style rounded “C” profile and is glued deep into the body with Titebond glue so the entire instrument resonates as a single piece of wood. The top of the body has 7-layer ivory and black color binding while the ebony fingerboard has single layer ivory color binding. The neck has 24.75” scale length, a 14” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, and vintage style split diamond pearloid inlays.

Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups
The Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit is powered by Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups with gold pole screws. P-90 pickups are recognized as the most powerful and versatile single-coil pickups ever made and were Les’ favorite style of pickup for his personal Les Pauls. Each pickup has individual tone and volume controls with black “Top Hat” knobs with metal pointers. The 3-way pickup selector switch has an amber colored toggle cap.

Heavy Duty Hardware
The “1955” Les Paul Custom Outfit comes with Epiphone’s heavy-duty non-rotating 1/4" output jack with a square jack plate, a gold LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and gold Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads with an 18:1 ratio on a split dovewing headstock with the Epiphone logo in pearloid. The dual action truss rod has a 2-layer black & white cover with "1955 Les Paul Custom" in white. A vintage style hard case and certificate of authenticity case are included.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Epiphone LE Inspired by 1955 Les Paul Custom Guitar Specificatins
  • Finish: Aged Gloss
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1950's Rounded-C
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable; Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: 2-layer; Black/White; "1955 Les Paul Custom" in White
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony with "Block" Pearloid Inlays
  • Nut: Ivory PVC
  • Headstock Inlay: "Split Diamond" in Pearloid; "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Soapbar P-90
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Soapbar P-90
  • Controls:
    • 3-way Pickup Selector with Amber toggle cap
    • Neck Pickup Volume
    • Bridge Pickup Volume
    • Neck Pickup Tone
    • Bridge Pickup Tone
  • Knobs: Black "Top Hats" with metal pointers
  • Binding Top: (7-layer); Ivory/Black color
  • Fingerboard: (1-layer); Ivory color
  • Headstock: (5-layer); Ivory/Black color
  • Body Back: (5-layer); Ivory/Black color
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Pickguard: (5-Layer); Black/White
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty, Non-Rotating 1/4" with Square Jack Plate
  • Machine Heads: Epiphone "Deluxe"; 18:1 ratio
  • Strap Buttons: Yes
  • Includes:
    • Vintage-Style Hard Case
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Epiphone Limited Lifetime

Customer Reviews

Review: Bruno Submitted: 11/27/2018

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.

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Didn’t Live Up
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It’s basically just another Epiphone; didn’t live up to the hype. Case was poorly made and guitar still moved around with the case latched and closed. Smudges show up very easily with the matte finish but somehow it’s still got a sticky neck.

Review: Mark Submitted: 10/28/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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It’s not too bad.

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Great looking and sounding guitar right out of the box. No tuning issues on mine, but after 3 weeks of use screws started becoming loose. Bridge pickup volume pot is starting to give out. Requires proper setup and possibly replacing conrol pots, jack and toggle switch with Gibson USA parts. Overall, its not a bad guitar.

Review: Joshua Ramsay Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Better than I could ever of expected!!!

Product Review

Hands down the best guitar I could of bought. The weight is perfect. The action and speed of the neck are amazing. To top it all off are the Gibon P-90’s. What a fantastic sound. I couldn’t of asked for a better product!!!!

Review: Nick Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

Great with a few small issuss

Product Review

First and foremost, this guitar comes with what is possibly the greatest guitar case I’ve ever seen. Vintage brown exterior, hot pink interior is nothing short of stunning. The guitar itself looks great too, with a matte black paint applied to the entirety of it and some gold accents in the hardware. The Gibson P-90s in this thing sound great, and the hardware all seems very well made. Unfortunately the setup left a lot to be desired, and there were some minor finish flaws on the one I received. Not deal breakers by any means, but disappointing nonetheless. With proper setup, this thing is a beast; old school baseball bat neck paired with a pretty flat fretboard leads to an incredible playing experience. Just don’t expect to pull it out of the box and gig with it. AMS is fantastic and they shipped this thing incredibly fast.

Review: Michael Ballard Submitted: 1/18/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Excellent Guitar!

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Love the look,play & sound of this guitar. No issues, just lowered the action & bam it plays great. Well made too.

Review: Joe D Submitted: 8/26/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

Great Guitar

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I've always believed that the right Les Paul for me would come along someday, and this is it. I bought this guitar from American Musical as a scratch and dent special for $200 off retail, and I can't find a blemish on it. Yes the finish is not glossy, but I like that. I was hoping it would look just like the pictures and it does. The P-90s are a great sounding pickup, and the ebony fingerboard is really nice, fast, and smooth. The neck is a bit thicker both in width and depth than I am used to, but doesn't seem to hamper my playing at all. I've played it a lot since receiving it earlier in the week and have experienced no hand fatigue whatsoever. A smaller handed person might find it a bit large. Its marketed as a great rock guitar, but I find that it has a really nice jazz sound on the front pickup with the treble cut a bit. I did try it with some overdrive dirt, and it sounds okay, but it doesn't scream like my Les with humbuckers does. The sound, when set to front pickup only, is kinda like a telecaster on the front pickup, but warmer and fatter. Great guitar. I have been playing guitar since 1975. I have owned (still own) Telecasters, Stratocasters, Gretsch Archtops, 335s, and this guitar holds its own with all of them. It will definitely be a goto guitar for me along with my MIJ '52 Tele reissue. I would pay full retail for this guitar and I expect it to appreciate in value over time. As with most Epiphones, its a lot of guitar for the money.

Review: Charles in charge Submitted: 8/23/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Finish is NOT gloss!

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This guitar met or exceeded my expectations in all categories except for the finish. The literature clearly states the finish as gloss black, but a more accurate description would be matte or flat black. If you can live with the finish, you will be very happy with this guitar.

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