Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom GX Plus - Black Cherry

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Quilt Maple Top, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 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 gives 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
  • Classic Les Paul body style
  • Two hot humbucking pickups
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, then 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. And push-pull pots split each pickup into single-coil mode for classic spanky tones. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX is an extremely versatile guitar that's ready for any gig!

Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Features:
  • A custom Les Paul with many hot-rodded features
  • SpeedTaper neck with slim D profile and satin finish
  • Gibson pickups for amazing rock tones
  • Push-pull pots lets you dial up single-coil tones
  • Gorgeous quilted maple top
  • Includes hardshell case
Get an innovative guitar designed to shred with the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX!

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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
Top Material Quilt Maple
Body Finish Gloss
Color Black Cherry
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape SpeedTaper D-profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 14" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mother of Pearl and Abalone Block and Triangle
Number of Frets 24, Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-Matic/LockTone Stopbar
Tuners Sealed
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Gibson 490R Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Gibson 498T Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Selector, Push/Pull pots for coil splitting
Strings (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number ENCHBCGH1

Customer Reviews

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Awesome guitar!

I received my Prophecy GX via Fed Ex yesterday. Once again Sweetwater comes through with great packing protecting our guitars as they are on the way to us. As far as the guitar itself goes, WOW is really all I can say. The Prophecy was setup perfectly for me right out of the box and was even still in tune when I went to play it! The Gibson USA pickups are outstanding in this model. The finish is beautiful and the Prophecy plays like a dream. I really love the satin finish speed taper neck as well. I thought it would be impossible to find an Epiphone that played as well as my Custom Pro does but I think just did! In fact, this guitar sounds and plays as good as my 2008 Gibson Les Paul Classic. I highly recommend this particular model of Epiphone. Thanks to Mike Aragno for excellent customer service as always.

the best paul i have ever played.amazing sound

The neck is like nothing I have ever played.coil splitting is great.there is no guitar out there that can touch this for the price.Thanks Sweetwater.
Music background: hobbyist

Amazing Guitar

This 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 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!
Music background: Pro Musician - Live Sound Engineer

Very awesome guitar!

I 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 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. 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.
Music background: Pretty much hobbyist but played some for people. Intermediate player with Bar gig Potential.


a while back i had to sadly sell my gibson 1950 classic les paul .. the nice thing about owning an expensive instrument is... it will save u in a pinch if you need money.. and so it was with my cherished Gibson lp...i really was sad to see it go ...so in the mean time i decided to get an epiphone to temporarily replace it until i could afford another gibson lp and really wanted one that would compete with the Gibson models i have looked at these for a while now and noticed they have gibson electronics the classic 498/490 combo that is classic in many vintage lps... the body is slightly weight relieved over the lp traditional but still has plenty of mass...these pickups sound incredible in this guitar...really sings through a good tube amp...i was not even aware of the coil taps... but it was a nice surprise... i would have liked to have seen a pull boost instead but the coil taps are handy this guitar is a looker i got the heritage cherry model... the fit and finish is better in person than the pictures show ..you will notice the lack of nitrocell lacquer... which kind of takes away from that classic gibson FEEL that we all love... its not a problem or anything... poly is a fine finish but just noting it for people who want to know the difference i chose this model because it doesn't have a gibson big brother so to speak ... and what i noticed more than anything was the neck and the 24 frets... there is nothing in the epi or gibson lines that compares to the slim speedy feel of this neck... its fast ...very fast and smooth and easy to play...not a usual trait of LPs... that sis one thing that has me sold on this guitar... i will probably keep it forever... even if i get another Gibson just because it is cool and unique i cant tell if its a graphtec nut or not but the black nut is a cool contrast and it has grover keys so all good there to sum it up this baby has all the sweet goodness of its pricier gibson bretherin and all of the fat snarling tone and singing sustain we love lps for ...you cant beat it for the price... i was expecting to be let down a little from my classic 60 but i wasnt, not at all... great guitar great price cant go wrong with it if your a gigging musician and dont want to take your four thousand dollar gibson out on the town
Music background: Pro musician 30 + years...guitar player 41 years...
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