The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 is the pinnacle of elegance in look and tone. It features 3 Alnico Classic humbucker pickups to extend your tonal range. A solid mahogany body and set slim-taper mahogany neck deliver classic Les Paul Custom tones, while the 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, cream binding and gold hardware deliver the high-quality feel and look you'd expect from a premiere instrument. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and easier string changes.
This guitar is in excellent condition, having been barely played in its life. There is some minor wear to the gold plating from over cleaning, but the body and neck are free of chips, dents or scratches.
Here's what Epiphone have to say:
The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul thought his namesake guitar needed a new look and suggested a classy ebony finish would go well with a tuxedo on stage. But Les also knew that the “Les Paul” guitar had to keep up with the competition, so his "Les Paul" also got an additional pickup, making the Les Paul 'Black Beauty one of the most striking guitars of its time. Les thought so too and frequently performed with his Black Beauty on the Les Paul and Mary Ford weekly television show. The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 has often been referred to as the "ultimate tuxedo" Les Paul. And with its gold appointments, fully bound body, neck, headstock and pearloid inlays, we think you'll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 is one of a kind.
Body & Neck
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss Black
Neck Finish: Gloss Black