From UK, In my Early 20's, played guitar for 3 years, beginner - intermediate level. Listen to Hard Rock/Metal so that's what I tend to play.
I needed a good guitar to step up from my beginner Ibanez GSA60 which was starting to feel quite cheap. I Wanted a Les Paul for both looks and sound, but couldn't afford a Gibson.
I discoveed many pro's use Epiphones so I looked up the Epiphone Les Paul custom (Ebony). It looked as good as a Gibson, so I decided to get one.
I purchased this guitar from gak.co.uk for £347, delivery took 3 days.
Firstly it Looks awesome, i wasn't sure after seeing pics, but in real life it looks great its shiny ebony surface and gold hardware give it a classic look but it still looks modern and kick ass at the same time.
The sound was the next and probably most important thing. It sounds much better than my Ibanez, it has a much richer warmer tone and the strings sustain much longer. Chords sound very close to an acoustic which is a real plus and theres no fret buzz!
The feel of the guitar is great, it really feels professional compared to some guitars i've used.
Some people complain about the weight of Les Pauls but this only feels slightly heavier than your average strat and that serves to give it a more good feel and better sound. If you're a fully grown adult or in your late teens the weight shouldn't be an issue.
There's nothing i don't like about this guitar.
Superb, arrived with no flaws. Nothing about the guitar looks or feels cheap, the ebony finish and gold hardware look really smart. The Guitar seems very solidly built, that said i'm in no hurry to bash or drop it There's no creeks or loose joints as with other guitars i've played.
Best thing i've spent this much money on in years, proud to own one and would definitely recommend it to anybody.
I've been playing guitar for about three years, and been in a a couple of small, local bands. I like to litsen to alot of oldies rock and I'm getting into jazz, blues and country a little bit.
I bought this at the local music store, which my friends parents own. I bought it, because my friend kept telling me how nice Les Pauls were, and I went down and played a couple different Les Paul's, loving all of them. I picked out my black Les Paul Custom, because it just felt natural in my hands. I payed $699.99 for it.
What I like about the Les Paul. Everything. It's got a beautiful sound to it, the pickups are amazing. The treble has a true ring to it, and the rhythm has a deep quality to it, that makes it distinct. The fretboard is amazing, my fingers feel comfortable playing on it.
The only thing I don't like about it, is that my leg is too fat, and with the solid body, it likes to try and lift up while I'm playing it sitting down. Nothing really big, I just find it a little annoying, wanting to sit down and learn a song, and it wants to lift up on me.
The gutiar is beautifuly made, Lester William [Les Paul], himself, should be proud to have such an amazing guitar crafted with his name on it. And even though it's an Epiphone, it still has that feeling that comes from a Gibson.
All in all, this guitar is well worth any price, and I will never trade it for anything. I don't play to ever need, or want another guitar.
Im 16 and play in a few school based bands also with my church. Ive been playing for about 3 years and i play rock and blues style guitar although ive been playing some metal lately. I like bands like dream theater, steve vai, CSNY, beatles etc
I got this axe in america ( i live in australia :P) and paid about 800 dollars for it... please keep in mind it was a brand new Les paul 50th anniversary custom les paul at the time and got it for a good price
The way it plays... very fast and low action.. the tone is superb and can play jazz rock and clean tones amazingly... very diverse. I love the look of my guitar its very beautiful. the ability to change bridge height
access to some of the higher frets is a bit restricted
great had no problems with it apart from a pick up switch snapping. it was easily fixed.
amazing guitar and in my opinion much better and versatile that a strat.. the way to go
I bought this guitar from www.gak.com for £350 (it was on sale at the time) - i recommend this place if your buying instruments or amps as they dont add tons of duty on top of the retail price, which is always good.
well i like everything. some people complain about the fact that the guitar has a fatter neck than a les paul standard but that adds to its heavyness and the general crunch you can get from it. the pickups do a good job (i play punk and rock mostly and it more than handles the job) and it doesnt drop out of tune whilst your playing it (handy for gigging) and the pickup selector is pretty solid (a common complaint about epiphones is the crappy pickup selectors - but not on this one) - should you put in some new pickups and possibly upgrade the hardware and electronics you have yourself a gibson quality instrument.
nothing. for under £400 i doubt you can get a better guitar.
solid. the bass player in my band dropped it once (for which i beat him good!) and it didnt even drop out of tune. dont get me wrong, i dont think it would stand up to a bench saw but in normal circumstances its built like a rock.
seriously, this guitar rocks. i have the alpine white but the ebony finish looks just as good. well worth the money - lead guitar players might want to check out the les paul standard as its more of a soloists guitar as the custom is born for rock chords. but dont let that hold you back. buy one, buy one now!