Available for a limited time! Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom KOA featuring a KOA top, and critically acclaimed ProBucker humbucker pickups with Les Paul Custom style gold hardware, fully bound body, neck and headstock, Graphtech nut, and pearloid inlays.
“The World’s Most Beautiful Electric Guitar”
The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Mr. Les Paul himself wanted to convey to audiences that the electric guitar was not a fad but a superb and challenging instrument—the king of all electric solid body guitars. So, Les requested a Les Paul with a custom finish and gold hardware that would look sophisticated on any size stage. The Les Paul Custom quickly became one of the most recognized guitars in the world and Les himself used his Les Paul Custom in concerts, on his weekly television show with wife Mary Ford, and on his album covers, including his famous duet with pal Chet Atkins, Chester and Lester.
Now with a stunning figured KOA top with a Natural finish and Epiphone’s superior ProBucker™ humbucker pickups, we think you’ll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom KOA is indeed one of the world’s most beautiful guitars. Les Paul Power With a KOA Top: The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom KOA features a warm, tone rich figured KOA top along with the Custom’s traditional solid mahogany body in a rare Natural finish and 5-ply white and black binding on the KOA top and Mahogany back as well as the “Custom” classic headstock.
Just like Les’ personal Custom, the Les Paul Custom KOA has a solid Mahogany 24.75” scale neck with white binding that’s hand-fitted and glued-in for optimum neck-to-body contact so the Les Paul Custom KOA resonates as single piece of wood. The Rosewood fingerboard has pearloid block inlays, a 12” radius, a 1.68” Graphtech® nut, and 22 medium-jumbo frets.ProBucker™ Power: The Les Paul Custom KOA is powered by Epiphone’s critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups, inspired by Gibson’s legendary BurstBuckers™. ProBucker™ pickups recreate the sound of the original hand-wound “PAF” humbuckers made by Seth Lover at the Kalamazoo factory in the late ’50s. Epiphone ProBuckers™ feature all the same ingredients as original PAF and BurstBucker™ pickups, including Alnico II magnets, Elektrisola magnet wire, 18% nickel silver unit bases and covers, and pole screws, slugs and bobbins manufactured to Gibson’s original specifications. The result is a phenomenal pickup that, over time, will develop the subtle, one-of-a-kind characteristics that you can only get from vintage humbuckers. And best of all, those unique pickup characteristics will give your guitar a unique “voice.” No two vintage Les Pauls sound alike and ProBuckers™ give your Epiphone Les Paul Custom KOA a one-of-a-kind sound that will get better the more you play.
The Les Paul Custom KOA includes a ProBucker™-2 humbucker in the neck position that is slightly overwound for greater definition at higher volumes. The bridge pickup is a ProBucker™-3 humbucker, which is also slightly overwound to give your solos a wide tonal range. All volume and tone controls feature full-size CTS potentiometers matched with Epiphone’s rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance.
All-Metal Epiphone Hardware: Epiphone’s reputation for great guitars extends to its unbeatable hardware and the Epiphone Les Paul Custom KOA delivers with a standard-setting gold LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and a gold Stopbar tailpiece.