An iconic guitar with an iconic story, the Gibson Les Paul is the legacy of legendary guitarist and guitar innovator Les Paul. What started as a personal mission back in the late '40s has developed in to arguably the most revered electric guitar model of all time.
The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty is a really great way to experience what makes the Les Paul so special. With a solid Mahogany body just like the original Gibson's, the Black Beauty is finished in stunning Ebony with Gold hardware. Designed by Les Paul with the aim of looking great to play while wearing a tuxedo, the Black Beauty was often used by Paul himself on TV performances. I think it's fair to say it's a real eye catcher.
The Mahogany neck boasts a 24.75" scale length, a 12" radius and the '60s Slim Taper D neck profile. A Rosewood fingerboard with Perloid trapezoid inlays features 22 medium jumbo frets and feels perfectly balanced and poised, just as a Les Paul should.
The Black Beauty is loaded with a trio of Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers for the tone that only a Les Paul can produce. Inspired by Gibson's USA '57 Classic pickups, the Epi Alnico Classics feature Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to give a tone that is both warm and subtle with a crisp and full response.
A real powerhouse, the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty is a great value Les Paul that opens up the sound, playability and style of the Les Paul to everybody.