Epiphone Les Paul Modern - Graphite Black

EpiphoneSKU: 8500513

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Description

The new Inspired by Gibson™ Epiphone Les Paul™ Modern incorporates many contemporary updates that players have embraced such as a lighter-weight body and innovative SlimTaper™ neck with an asymmetrical profile. The neck/body joint features the new Modern contoured heel for effortless access to the highest frets as well as maximum sustain and stability.

Upgrades include an ebony fretboard, Grover® locking Rotomatic® tuners, Graph Tech® nut, clear Top Hat knobs, and ProBucker™ pickups. The control assembly features the treble bleed circuit to keep your highs sparkling when turning your volume down, 3 push-pull pots to switch between the humbucker™ and the single-coil sounds, and phase switching for the most versatile and sonic variety. The new Epiphone Les Paul Modern is here to shape the sound for future generations.

Epiphone's ProBucker™ humbucker has quietly become one of the most talked about pickups in the industry. It has fooled experts, vintage purists, and even luthiers who have worked with the best vintage examples from the late 50s and early 60s. Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers are the real deal--made with 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, the same alloy used by Gibson at the Kalamazoo factory when the humbucker was first invented.

The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output. The size and shape of the bobbins also has a great impact on tonal response. And the bobbins used on ProBucker™ pickups duplicate the size and shape of the gold standard in the industry, Gibson humbuckers. Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups also feature sand cast Alnico II magnets, high quality 4 conductor lead wire, and are vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics.

Features
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Plain Maple
  • Back: Mahogany with Ultra Modern Weight Relief
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Asymmetrical SlimTaper with Modern contoured heel
  • Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech NuBone
  • Nut Width: 1.69" / 43mm
  • Joint: Glued-set
  • Bridge: LockTone ABR
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Locking Rotomatic with Tulip Buttons 18:1 ratio
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply; Black PVC
  • TrussRod: Adjustable
  • Control Knobs: Clear Top Hats with Ridge
  • Pickup Covers: Nickel
  • Neck Pickup: ProBucker 2 humbucker w/coil-splitting
  • Bridge Pickup: ProBucker 3 humbucker w/coil-splitting
  • Controls: 2 Volumes (w/2 Push/Pull Coil-Tap), 2 Tones (1 Push/Pull Phase)
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle

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