The Epipone Les Paul Black Beauty Custom with the added middle pickup for tonal variation not found on any other Les Paul model. Does it look even cooler with the third humbucker.....? If you're looking for a superior Les Paul that delivers a little extra, the Black Beauty is for you.
The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 is an electric guitar that is the pinnacle of elegance in look and tone. It features 3 Alnico Classic humbucker pickups to extend your tonal range. ; The solid mahogany body and set slim-taper mahogany neck deliver classic Les Paul Custom tones while the 22-fret rosewood fingerboard; cream body, fingerboard, and headstock 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 changing. Gold hardware.
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.
The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty has a truly elegant and classic look. It features 3 humbucker pickups with gold pickup covers. The Bridge pickup is an Alnico Hot Humbucker while the middle and neck pickups are Alnico Classic HBs, giving the Epiphone Black Beauty LP a wide tonal range. The three humbucker pickups are made to Epiphones specs and are double dipped in wax to reduce microphonic feedback. They have a rich creamy tone with plenty of output.
The controls are in a standard configuration with two tone controls and two volume controls. The 3-way pickup selector selects between each pickup: Bridge, Middle, and Neck. The hardware is gold; giving the guitar a very elegant look. The 24.75" scale length neck is made of Mahogany with 22 frets. The fingerboard is rosewood with block inlays. The tuners are gold as well as the stopbar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge.
The body of the Epiphone Black Beauty is made of Mahogany and Alder with a black catalyzed finish. The neck is set into the body for a classic Les Paul design (as opposed to bolt-on or neck-through-body build). This gives the guitar great sustain and tone. The smooth and fast neck is a slim-taper, very similar to that of the gibson models. To increase the elegant look of the guitar the multi-binding is on the top and back of the body as well as on the fretboard and headstock. All these premium features, mixed with the gorgeous black beauty finish and gold hardware, make the Epiphone Black Beauty Les Paul a real work of art.
The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 has 3 Alnico Classic Humbucking pickups whereas the Black Beauty Les Paul Custom version only has 2 pickups. This is an amazing guitar at an equally impressive price.
|Model||Les Paul Black Beauty Electric Guitar|
|No. of Frets||22|
|Position Inlays||Pearloid Block|
|Pickups|| Neck: Alnico Classic Humbucker|
Middle: Alnico Classic Humbucker
Bridge: Alnico Classic Humbucker
|Controls|| Neck volume|
|Tuners||Grover 16:1 ratio|
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