Epiphone 1955 Les Paul Custom Outfit

Epiphone 1955 Les Paul Custom Outfit

The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Inspired by “1955” Les Paul Custom™ Outfit is a historic reissue of the “tuxedo” Les Paul that Les designed to be the most beautiful electric guitar ever made. Featuring Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups, an Ebony fretboard & gold hardware…

Les’ original Les Paul Custom featured a striking Ebony finish and gold hardware that would not only look great with a “tux” but was designed to convince skeptics that the new – and controversial – “solid body” electric guitar was a refined and classy instrument. Epiphone’s long friendship with Mr. Les Paul began in the 1940s and throughout his life, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone reviewing new products and offering suggestions. “They are damn fine instruments, I swear by them!” said Les.

The new Ltd. Ed. Inspired by “1955” Les Paul Custom™ Outfit has the same profile of 50s era Les Paul Customs with a Mahogany body in an Aged Gloss Ebony finish. 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. 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 turning ratio.

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Epiphone 1955 Les Paul Custom Outfit
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Pickguard: (5-Layer); Black/White
  • Binding Top: (7-layer); Ivory/Black color
  • Binding Fingerboard: (1-layer); Ivory color
  • Binding Headstock: (5-layer); Ivory/Black color
  • Binding Body Back: (5-layer); Ivory/Black color
  • Neck Shape: 1950s 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 Radius: 14″
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Fingerboard: 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
  • Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
  • Nut: 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
  • Finish: Aged Gloss
  • String Gauge: D’Addario® 10-46
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