Prophecy Les Paul EX: All New for 2012

Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX Outfit:  When the Prophecy Series was first introduced in 2008, it was hailed by metal players the world over as the ultimate combination of tradition and innovation and the perfect guitar for serious shredding and all within the stylish lines of the classic Les Paul form.

The Prophecy Revealed: The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX Outfit brings back the axe loved by metal shredders around the world. And now, along with EMG humbuckers, the EX Outfit includes elegant mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Controls

The New Tradition: The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX Outfit features a Mahogany body with a stunning Quilt Maple veneer top that's available in two beautiful color finishes, Midnight Ebony (ME) and Midnight Sapphire (MS).  The super fast Mahogany neck has a SpeedTaper™ D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant Rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets,  alternating with mother-of-pearl blocks on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The clipped dovewing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother-of-pearl "Stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Pickups

The Prophet Meets Les Paul: Fans of the original Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX love its EMG high performance humbuckers.  The Prophecy Plus EX features an EMG 85 humbucker in the neck position and an EMG 81 humbucker in the bridge position. Both pickups excel at high volume and are a favorite among the world's top metal players--including our own Zakk Wylde--for their beefy tone.  Both pickup designs feature close apterture coils with Alnico V magnets for a smooth tone that can go from 1959 to far into the future or anywhere in between. The choice is yours!  And for the first time, the EX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. The EMG pickups are powered by a 9-volt battery conveniently located in the back of the guitar in an easy-to-access compartment.

Bridge

Epiphone Hardware Built to Last: Over the last decade, Epiphone has become the by-word for outstanding quality, especially in our hardware.  The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX's stunning black hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series including black metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, our legendary gold LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, an Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy duty output jack, and black Epiphone Straplocks. The EX also includes black Grover® 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the very best Les Pauls. The EX also includes a hard case so you have the security to take your EX anywhere the music takes you.

Back

Epiphone Lifetime Warranty: As with all Epiphone instruments, the Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX comes with our unbeatable Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service.  Your name is on the Prophecy. What are you waiting for? Play one today at your Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

Prophecy Les Paul EX Specifications:
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: Quilt Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: SpeedTaper™ D-Profile; Satin Finish
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Frets: 24; Jumbo
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Binding: Body: 5-ply (White/Black), Neck: 1-ply (White), Headstock: 5-ply (White/Black)
Nut Width: 1.68"
Nut Material: Graphite
Hardware: Black
Inlay: "Mother of Pearl" Stickpin on Headstock Face, "Mother of Pearl and Abalone" Block & Triangle on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 15 Frets, "Mother of Pearl" Blocks on 17, 19, 21 & 24 Frets
Machine Heads: Grover™
Neck Pickup: EMG-85 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: EMG-81 Humbucker
Controls: 1-Neck Volume, 1-Neck Tone, 1-Bridge Volume, 1-Bridge Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal
Knobs: Metal Barrel with MOP inlaid tops
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-rotating, Heavy Duty Output Jack
StrapLocks: Epiphone Exclusive
Includes: Hard Case
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Colors: Midnight Ebony, Midnight Sapphire

Prophecy Les Paul GX

Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit: When the Prophecy Series was first introduced in 2008, it was hailed as a groundbreaking combination of tradition and innovation and the ultimate guitar for shredders who sought to redefine what a Les Paul was supposed sound like.

The Prophecy Returns: 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. And now, the GX features Gibson USA's powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup, an elegant mother of pearl and abalone block & triangle inlay and pickup individual volume and tone controls in the traditional Les Paul layout.

Controls

The New Tradition: The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit features a Mahogany body with a stunning Quilt Maple veneer top that's available in two beautiful color finishes, Black Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The super fast Mahogany neck has a SpeedTaper™ D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant Rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets, alternating with mother-of-pearl block inlays on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The classic Epiphone Clipped Dovewing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother of pearl "stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Pickups

Groundbreaking Les Paul Sound: Fans of the original Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX, fitted with Gibson DirtyFingers™, often noted that the 490R/498T might be a great match for the new GX. We heard you and your wish was our command! The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX features a Gibson USA 490R humbucker in the neck position and a Gibson USA 498T in the bridge position. The 490R features an Alnico II bar magnet and the 498T carries an Alnico-V bar magnet. These pickups have the traditional characteristics of the original "Patent Applied for" tone that's unmistakably from Gibson's legendary family of humbucker pickups but, with a modern edge to give your tone a distinct personality. Best of all, each pickup features coil tapping via a push/pull control at each pickup's volume knob. And now for the first time, the Prophecy GX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Bridge

Epiphone Hardware Built to Last: Over the last decade, Epiphone has built a reputation for outstanding quality, especially in our hardware. Now, the new Prophecy GX gold hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series beginning with the GX's gold metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, our legendary gold LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a gold Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, and gold Epiphone Straplocks. The Prophecy GX also includes gold Grover® 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the best Les Pauls. The Prophecy GX also includes a hard case so you have the security to take your GX anywhere the music takes you.

Back

Lifetime Limited Warranty: As with all Epiphone instruments, the Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX comes with our unbeatable Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. The Prophecy is back. Have you heard the call? Play one today at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

Prophecy Les Paul GX Specifications:
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: Quilt Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: SpeedTaper™ D-Profile; Satin Finish
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Frets: 24; Jumbo
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Binding: Body: 5-ply (White/Black), Neck: 1-ply (White), Headstock: 5-ply (White/Black)
Nut Width: 1.68"
Nut Material: Graphite
Hardware: Gold
Inlay: "Mother of Pearl" Stickpin on Headstock Face, "Mother of Pearl and Abalone" Block & Triangle on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 15 Frets, "Mother of Pearl" Blocks on 17, 19, 21 & 24 Frets
Machine Heads: Grover™
Neck Pickup: Gibson USA 490R Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA 498T Humbucker
Controls: 1-Neck Volume with push/pull coil-tapping, 1-Neck Tone, 1-Bridge Volume with push/pull coil-tapping, 1-Bridge Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal
Knobs: Metal Barrel with MOP inlaid tops
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-rotating, Heavy Duty Output Jack
StrapLocks: Epiphone Exclusive
Includes: Hard Case
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Colors: Black Cherry, Heritage Cherry Sunburst