Epiphone LP Black Beauty 3 Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Ebony

by Guitar Reviewer

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany top
  • Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24.75 scale

Product Description
If the Les Paul is the “King of Solidbody Electric Guitars”, then the Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty is in His Majesty’s full glory. The appropriately fully-bound Ebony Mahogany body is fitted with a set, Mahogany neck, with Rosewood fretboard brandishing “block” inlay, crowned with “split-diamond” Abalone headstock inlay and is ornamented with Gold hardware, including Grover tuners. The vintage sound of this stunner is provided by a threesome of high-output Aln… More >>

Price: $476.95
Rating: 5.0 (6 reviews)

Epiphone LP Black Beauty 3 Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Ebony

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Benjamin P. Brandenburg March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm

This is such a dream guitar, comparable to the Gibson equivalent, at a much smaller price. Tight clean notes, great action, beautiful construction. I use with my little Line 6 Spider III 15 amplifier, sounds fantastic! Being a guitar hobbyist(that’s right, I can’t shred), this one is probably a little out of my league, but the overall beauty and meticulous craftsmanship make it a must have.
Rating: 5 / 5

N. Huq March 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I played in a cover band for many years, before I started writing my own music, so I needed a guitar that had the versatility to switch from Heavy Metal to Blues and back to Alternative Rock with a twist of Electronica. The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty was perfect for this need. The three pick ups make it versatile enough to play anything you want and it still sounds amazing. Its made in Gibson’s Epiphone Factory in Quindao, China, but don’t let this put you off, the craftmanship to top notch and is head and shoulders above guitars in the same price range built in America. Probably because the expansive work force in China under the training and direction of American master guitarists allows Epiphone to devote more time to making the best guitars possible. I highly recommend this guitar to everyone from beginners to advanced players. It looks even better in real life and sounds twice as good as it looks.
Rating: 5 / 5

Richard Harris March 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I bought this guitar a while back now and it LOOKS awesome, really cool, it plays really well too i like to play like classisc rock and stuff like Led Zepplin, Guns n Roses and then theres stuff like Lenny Kravitz, Muse ETC and it handles them well. The only thing i was concerned about is the Treb and Rhythm Swith it was a bit wobblie….. but its ok hasnt gone wrong yet :D.
Rating: 5 / 5

Sonia Victoria De Alvarado March 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm

It’s awesome, It sounds perfect, It looks great…what else can I say? It is just the greatest guitar I have ever played. I’ve bought this guitar a couple months ago and I love it, you can played Jazz, blues, Rock n’Roll and Metal and It will sound simply perfect.

And the best part is, It is cheaper than the Gibson black Beauty…and it sounds awesome.
Rating: 5 / 5

Seth - The GR Review March 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I bought this guitar 8 years ago as my first electric. In my opinion, Epiphone really is the way to go if you’re looking for an affordable Les Paul. There is basically no difference between an Epiphone and a Gibson which is at least 3 times more expensive.

What I love the most about this guitar is the great playability. It has very low action and is easy to adjust if it isn’t to your liking. This guitar also looks very expensive. I’ll admit, $700 is a decent investment, but you can buy Fenders for twice as much that aren’t nearly as good-looking, good-sounding, and easy to play as this guitar.

The only con I’ve noticed is that this isn’t the best guitar for recording music (if you’re into that sort of thing). It doesn’t have the cleanest and brightest sound you can get. Also, the middle pickup takes some getting used to since it is in the general area of where most people do their picking.

I would recommend this guitar to just about anyone. It is great for any kind of live performances, it’s really easy to play, and it looks amazing. For the price that it’s offered at (I got mine for $669), you cannot go wrong with this one.

Rating: 5 / 5

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