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Guitar of the week #82 - Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Koa

Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Koa

This is an Epi LP with some fancy duds.

What we have here is a "PRO" Les Paul, so it has the upgraded hardware. Push/pull coil split, premium grade Grover tuners, upgraded toggle switch, graph tech nut, bound body and neck and so on. PRO isn't just title-only with Epiphone. You really do get some seriously good hardware when that word is in the model name.

A Les Paul made from koa species wood - even for an Epiphone - will make any Gibson Les Paul owner jealous because it looks so good. Ordinarily, you see koa as a premium wood option for acoustic guitars, but every now and then you'll see a solid-body electric made from it, and this is one of them.

Because this is also a Les Paul Custom model, you get the cool split diamond inlay on the headstock.

My only complaint is the gold hardware. I personally don't like it. But I do admit it sets off the koa wood very nicely, so I'll give this one a pass. 🙂

This LP is obviously a limited run, so grab one while you can.

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