Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 - Ebony

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany/Alder Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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A Les Paul Black Beauty with Something Extra!

The Epiphone Black Beauty Les Paul Custom features a middle pickup for tonal variation not found on any other Les Paul model. Does it look even cooler with the third humbucker? We think so - not to mention the sound! The classic tuxedo look and world-famous features that have made the Les Paul Custom a hit since 1954 are now available in a great price range with the Epiphone Black Beauty Les Paul Custom. A multiple bound body with arched top and gold hardware, a quick mahogany neck for great action and feel, and a solid, glued neck joint for stability and a great sustain all come together to make this guitar one of the best values on the market today.

Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Features:
  • -Ebony color
  • Mahogany body, top, and neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearloid block inlays
  • 24 3/4" scale length
  • 22 frets
  • 3 Gibson-designed HB pickups
  • 2 volume controls and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way selector for pickup switching
  • Gold hardware
  • Stopbar tailpiece

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Gloss
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic/Stopbar
Tuners Sealed
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Humbucker
Middle Pickup Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Selector
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number ENBBEBGH1

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Epiphone black beauty 3

Awesome guitar. I've already added a tusq nut, Seymour Duncan pickups w/ gold covers, pots, and bridge. It's killer. Sweetwater Is great with service and I was able to choose 2 between models.
Music background: Couch player

Best Les Paul I have ever owned

I am a professional Lead Guitarist , and Music Director for the number 1 rated Contemporary Gospel group in Cleveland, Ohio. I purchased this guitar last August from Sweetwater. It arrived completely perfect, no issues whatsoever! I have played it at numerous concerts, and have been amazed at the tone, and versatility of this guitar. I have owned all the Gibson Les Paul models over the years, this blows the Gibson Custom away. I will never sell this guitar, it does everything you want it to. Get one NOW!! By the way, Epiphone is owned, and warranted by Gibson, just sayin!
Music background: Gospel,Blues,Rock, Folk,Jazz

Great price on a great guitar

I have seen Sweetwater online in recent years but had never bought anything from this company. After reading reviews from other folks on their website and the additional add-on’s such as a free two-year warranty the 55-point check on a new guitar, and the great price, I could not pass this offer up. A new electric guitar set-up at my local guitar shop is a minimum of a $100.00. In addition, my agent Jeff Jent has done an excellent job in helping me with my initial shipment, the credit card options discussed, and follow-up phone calls to see if everything was shipped (without damage) and if I liked my purchase. As for the guitar itself, it’s a beauty and I could not be happier. It feels solid, not too heavy, plays smooth and easy and the intonation is perfect even when I play above the fifth fret. I am a life-long bassist + acoustic guitar player so having my first, REALLY NICE professional electric guitar is very cool. My fingers and hands are used to bass guitar strings and having a wide fret board; which is why my Taylor acoustic feels great to play. I have difficulty playing a Strat so I am limited in what I do so this is one of the biggest reasons that I have never bought an electric. The high prices on Les Paul’s just didn’t justify the purchase unless I saw a need and because I spend most times practicing instead of playing on stage. The price on the Epiphone BB3 guitar is affordable and it plays as nice as any Les Paul I have played so it was an easy decision. But why the BB3? Because Frampton owned one and he is one of my favorite guitarist / singers. I play through an Acoustic brand amp, a 6-channel Alto soundboard, and a Bluetooth Alto speaker used as a frontal speaker. I am beginning to hear and feel the different nuances with this electric guitar as compared to my Taylor acoustic and that makes it more fun because it’s like playing my old song sets as though they were new. And because I have well over 50 songs in my repertoire in my acoustic sets, these songs give me more than enough challenges to learn and play on the BB3. I will definitely remain a Sweetwater customer for future purchases.
Music background: Playing and singing since 1977

Black beauty

Amazing experience and incredibly fast shipping. Devlin was very informative and courteous with his e-mails regarding my order. Will definitely purchase from Sweetwater again.


the people at Sweetwater are great . These people will work with you Which kinda hard to find these days I have purchased two guitars from Sweetwater a fender strat HSS and the epi black beauty. Both are sweet guitars. I myself will continue to do business with SWEETWATER.
Music background: Just another guy that likes playing the axe
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