Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX (Black Cherry)Item ID: ENCHBCGH
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Quilt Maple Top, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Gibson Humbucking Pickups - Black Cherry
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A Prophecy Collection Les Paul!Need more aggression and power out of your guitar? The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX is the electric guitar you have been looking for. A duo of Gibson pickups give you killer rock tone and response. The slim-profiled SpeedTaper neck gives you a smooth satin finish for incredible playability. You'll love the mountain of sustain you get from the LockTone Tune-o-Matic bridge. A classic Les Paul look, with the most modern Epiphone technology - that's the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus GX.
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX at a Glance:
A shredder's dream Les Paul
Shredders demand precision from their instruments. The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX is the perfect tool to fulfill your rock 'n' roll dreams! The ever-popular combination of Gibson 490R and 498T pickups has been a staple in rock guitars for decades. The ultra-fast SpeedTaper neck lets you weave and create luscious textures, killer chords, and massive solos. Sustain notes all night long with the solid LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge. This isn't your average Les Paul, if you are looking for a hot-rodded rock machine, get yourself the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX!
Classic Les Paul body style
The Les Paul body style is a legendary one - since its introduction, musicians of all genres and styles have fallen in love with its single cutaway, curvaceous body, and killer tone. This Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul boasts a highly figured quilted maple top for a Les Paul "look" that's sure to turn heads.
Two hot humbucking pickups
Look, when you're talking about a Les Paul, you're talking about that big, fat, smoky humbucker sound. You've got that nice chunky neck in your left hand and you're grabbing big fat power chords and soloing all up and down the fingerboard. So Epiphone put two huge-sounding humbucking pickups on this baby with hot Alnico magnets - a Gibson 490R in the neck position and a Gibson 498T in the bridge position.
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Features:
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Mary Ann, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Very awesome guitar!
by Brian from Southern IllinoisI have to say I have never been let down by sweetwater and this guitar is amazing! It arrived well packed and beautiful to just look at. But when I plugged it in it sounded even more amazing! I have ... read more [+]a Schecter with EMG active pickups and say after playing this guitar I am now a Passive pickup guy. Straight out of the box it played amazing!!! The tones that the stock USA Gibson pickups get are from classic rock all the way to some more modern metal sounds. I just feel the sound more with passive pickups.
March 4, 2013
Music Background: Pretty much hobbyist but played some for people. Intermediate player with Bar gig Potential.
I have to say too I switched out the stock pickups (Which are by NO means bad. They will go in another guitar in the future!) just this week. I had a guitar tech at Guitar Center right outside St.Louis install a Dimarzio D Activator in the bridge and a Dimarzio Liquid Fire in the Neck. What I wasn't expecting was when the Tech called me and said OMG, This guitar is mean and NASTY sounding now! He said he was almost shocked playing Gibsons for over 20 years and playing live, After he installed them he plugged into a Marshall half stack and was blown away at the professional sound the guitar has. He said that the air force band was in replacing a lot of their gear (He said they have a $200K budget) and heard him playing and wanted to buy my guitar. He told them it was a customers and they wanted one just like it! So he told them the pickups and they ordered both guitar and pickups to be put in!
I wasn't there so I'm just taking the techs word but it seemed the other workers were talking a lot when I picked it up and when I went to leave they didn't even have to check it at the door. He told me "I know that guitar, I heard Jason (Tech) playing it earlier and had quite a crowd gathered."
When I got home I plugged in and have to say I have played several guitars in my time and so far to this day this guitar is the closes sounding professional guitar I have heard for me! I'm still a little shocked at under a grand in it with new pickups and Sperzel locking tuners I have a guitar that sounds like the pros when I go to a concert and hear them setting up before the show. It's amazing and one day I will own the Gibson Les Paul with Aftermarket Pickups But for now I easily have a few years of not being disappointed! So cool being able to play so many genres of music and not just one with this guitar and I will more than likely never own an active pickup guitar again! I like not having to deal with batteries!!!! Please buy one of these. Just amazing even in stock form!! Well worth its money. close [-]
by Robin Steele from Paducah, KYThis guitar has exceeded all of my expectations! It is beautiful and the quality is amazing. Much better than I expected being made in China. Cannot tell any difference at all in playability and sound... read more [+] from our other Gibson Les Paul and we gig 150 times a year, so this is not coming from a novice! The coil tapping is very useful and has incredible sustain. The speed taper neck makes playing a breeze. It came perfectly set up from Sweetwater and the customer service was second to none. Bottom line: It's the sweetest playing guitar I have ever owned. You can't go wrong if you get one as good as this one! close [-]
February 6, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician - Live Sound Engineer
Gibson tone, better than Gibson looks
by Tom S from Austin, TXIt has Gibson USA pickups, so it sounds like a Gibson LP. These 490/498 pickups are actually very hot, and I have no complaints about them. The coil-tapping just makes tinkering with tone a bit more f... read more [+]un, but the tonal changes aren't drastic. (You can easily obtain a similar result by turning the volume down by half.) Epiphone just happens to give you premium woods at a very low cost. No need to pay 2k just to get Gibson stump wood.
February 27, 2013
Music Background: Former State-level competition musician
I recommend changing the strings, because Gibson/Epiphone never wraps the strings around the tuners enough times to hold pitch. The G string always goes out of tune. The frets are also unpolished, making vibrato very difficult due to excess friction. It'll take time before the guitar plays well (hence the half star deduction).
Bottomline: awesome looks, Gibson tone, without paying approx 3.3k for the Gibson equivalent. close [-]
by from Cincinnati, OHI can't give the guitar 5 stars because of a few fit/finish issues, however those issues are MINOR and don't take away from the overall quality of this guitar. They are so minor I won't even mention... read more [+] them.
May 6, 2013
Music Background: Recording and Live Sound Engineer, Hobbyist
Being a guitarist who is used to much higher-end guitars I took a big chance on this one, and that chance paid off! The guitar is much lighter than the Gibson Custom Les Pauls, but is still a solid body without weight relief. The finish is a nice, deep black cherry color and with the gold hardware it just looks classy. The Gibson pickups are what makes this guitar, though. The 490R and 498T are like PAF pickups on steroids. The tone is punchy and cuts through a mix without being shrill or nasally and there's still plenty of bottom end. Also, the neck is unlike any other Gibson/Epiphone neck I've ever played. When I first felt it, I thought I had a Jackson or Ibanez in my hands instead of an Epiphone.
Long story short, this guitar is built for SHRED. It's fast and toneful at a price you can't beat. close [-]
by Richard from Roanoke, VA USAFirst guitar I received had been broken in shipment! The headstock was snapped almost in two. I never even took it out of the case! It had not been packed properly. Peter (sales engineer) and Swe... read more [+]etwater were great to work with and had me a replacement in a week. This time double boxed and safe arrival. Right after I placed my order terms went from 18 to 24 months.
March 29, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist player, 50-year guitar and music enthusiast
Georgeous instrument, bold sound. The setup, especially the action, will need to be adjusted when I replace strings since it is higher than I would like. The bridge humbucker appeared to have been adjusted or cosmetically damaged slightly in production or setup. Overall quality and playability are pretty good for the money. Coil splitters do provide additional variations in tone. close [-]
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