Epiphone, the House of Stathopoulo, celebrates Les Paul’s 100th birthday with the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary, 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!
The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary 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 SlimTaper 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 inch radius with 22 medium jumbo frets, a 24.75 inch scale, and a 1 11/16 nut. The Mahogany neck features traditional Epiphone Block & Triangle inlays in Abalone and Pearloid.
The Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary 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.
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.
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 percent nickel silver unit bases and covers, and pole screws, slugs and bobbins manufactured to Gibson’s original specifications.
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 Ω 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 Ltd. Ed. 100th Anniversary Custom 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 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.