If it doesn't have Les' signature, it's not a real Les Paul
Epiphone Les Pauls all proudly carry Les' famous gold signature and many feature Les' favorite ingredients including Mahogany bodies, Maple tops, Deep Set Neck Joints, Rosewood or Ebony fingerboards, as well as Gibson, EMG, Epiphone ProBucker, and Seymour Duncan pickups.
The Les Paul remains one of the most sought-after guitars in the world over 50 years since it first appeared. And throughout his life, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone to perfect the "Les Paul" guitar.
"They are damn fine instruments, I swear by them!" said Les. "People can buy one of my guitars no matter how much money they have. A kid can get an Epiphone, learn well on one and have it and play it the rest of his life. Epiphone is meeting standards of quality like Gibson, which I am proud to see."
Joe Bonamassa's signature Les Paul Standard Outfit was designed in close cooperation with Joe and captures all of his favorite details from his collection of vintage Les Pauls from the late 50s. Featuring a solid Mahogany body with a carved Hard Maple Cap and a '59 neck shape with a Rounded D-profile that's glued in with a deep-set neck joint using premium TiteBond™ glue. And Joe's "Patent Applied For" sound is brought back to life with two Gibson BurstBucker™ pickups
"I've had such a great relationship with Epiphone over the last four years. Every one of these I pick up is consistent. It's fun and it sounds great. It's such a great value too."
Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Outfit, Epiphone's new Les Paul collaboration with Tommy "Spaceman" Thayer of KISS, one of the most exciting guitarists on the planet.
Featuring a solid Mahogany body with a plain Maple Veneer Top finished in beautiful Metallic White topped with a chrome colored pickguard, all chosen by Tommy. Featuring Seymour Duncan® JB™ Humbuckers plus Grover® Rotomatics™ machine heads. The White Lightning comes with an "Inspired by" Custom Studded Leather Strap just like Tommy's original, a Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity, and a binder with certificate and official photograph.
"My new White Lightning signature model is the pinnacle of looks, style and flash," says Tommy. "I'm proud to put my name on a serious guitar that can be enjoyed at home or rock the biggest stages in the world."
Trivium's Matt Heafy presents the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom, a new and totally original take on the world famous Les Paul. Designed in close collaboration with Matt Heafy, both the 6-string and 7-string guitars feature a Mahogany body with a Plain Maple Veneer Top in a beautiful Ebony Gloss finish, Ebony fingerboard, and a glued-in neck with at deep-set joint with "Axcess" heel. Plus, all Matt Heafy Les Pauls feature legendary EMG pickups.
"The Epiphone MKH 6's and 7's are currently the only guitars I am playing live--a true testament to the quality of the instrument. And to reinstate once again: the same model I play live is the same model anyone can buy in stores; there is no higher model for me and lower model for the fan."
The Epiphone Les Paul "Tribute" Plus honors Epiphone's long friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added feature of Gibson® USA '57 Classic humbuckers. Featuring a vintage style deep-set glued-in neck, Push/Pull series parallel switching, a Mahogany body with a Carved Hard Maple top, and reliable Grover® Locking Rotomatic 106 Series 18:1 Tuners.
The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX Outfit is the classic axe loved by metal shredders around the world. Featuring a Quilt Maple top over a Mahogany body. Plus, world famous EMG Humbuckers. And now the EX Outfit includes elegant pearloid and abalone block and triangle inlays along with individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.
The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit is the supreme Les Paul for those who dare to break new ground in speed, sound, and technique. Featuring a Quilt Maple top and a Mahogany body. The Mahogany neck features a SpeedTaper™ D-Profile Satin finish with a graphite nut. And now, the GX features Gibson USA's powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with Push/Pull coil-splitting for each pickup.
Tradition meets technology in the Les Paul Ultra III, a stunning Les Paul with classic tone that’s ready for the future. Featuring ProBucker™ pickups, Shadow NanoMag™ pickups, Native Instruments GuitarRig™ download, USB, mono, and stereo outputs, and a stunning AAA Flame Maple Veneer top.