Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3

Dressed to Kill!

Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3

Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 has been fully tested and serviced by our team of music experts and works like new. There are some signs of previous use, but what fun is a rental if you don’t use it? Any signs of previous use are minor and superficial and there are no notable marks or scratches. All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can see for yourself (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product).

Loading product options

Dressed to Kill!

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 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.

And like every Epiphone, the Les Paul Black Beauty 3 features our Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service. So put on your tuxedo and strap on an Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 today.
PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Historic 3-pickup “Fretless wonder”
  • Alnico Classic™ humbuckers
  • Gold hardware
  • Grover™ machine heads
SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materialmahogany
Neck Materialmahogany
Neck ShapeSlimTaper™; D-profile
Neck JointGlued-in, set neck
Truss RodAdjustable
Scale Length24.75
Fingerboard Materialrosewood
Fingerboard Radius12”
Frets22 medium jumbo
PickupsAlnico Classic Humbuckers
Pickup SelectorEpiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch
Controls1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1 bridge volume, 1-bridge tone
BridgeLocktone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width1.68”
HardwareGold
Binding7-layer body front and back, 5-layer headstock, 1-layer fingerboard
Machine HeadsGrover® 16:1 ratio
Colorsebony
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Typical Weight (+/- 5%)9.9 lbs
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Great Tonewoods
While all Les Pauls share common design features, the Les Paul Custom differed from the Les Paul Standard with its solid mahogany body without a maple cap. Epiphone's Black Beauty 3 follows that tradition by using a solid, carved mahogany body which gives the guitar a slightly mellow tone. Like the original, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty 3 is fitted with a solid mahogany neck, hand-fitted with a glued-in joint for optimum neck-to-body contact which allows the body and neck to resonate like a single piece of wood. The neck features a very comfortable and fast "SlimTaper™ “D” profile, a 24.75” scale, and a 1.68” nut. The result is a tribute to Les' timeless design with the sound and feel that you can only get from a real Les Paul.
Classic Electronics
At the heart of the Les Paul Black Beauty 3 are three Epiphone Alnico Classic™ humbucker pickups. These pickups, patterned after Gibson USA '57 Classics, combine Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to give you a tone that is both warm and subtle with a full and even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch!
Loaded with premium add-ons!
Other premium features include Epiphone's LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar combination bridge for increased sustain and easy string changes, 16:1 ratio Grover® machine heads, a 7-layer bound body, a 5-layer bound headstock, and a comfortable single-layer bound rosewood fingerboard.