Not Much Love for the Custom?

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Jim603, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Jim603

    Jim603 New Member

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    Hello, I'm new to the forum and I've been poking around a little. I don't see too many posts about Les Paul Customs. Is there a reason for this? Are they seen as inferior to the standard, or is it just one of those things?

    This seems like a great forum with a lot of good people. Tons of guitar eye candy... I think I'll like it here. :)
     
  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Hi,
    Welcome here @ €piTalk
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    some just don't like black guitars....

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    not me, I had my share (Epi and others) of them

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    and I do like those 'Custom-type' look
     
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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Epi-Talk. The Custom is a good looking guitar. If you have one, post some pics of it.
     
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    Welcome Jim and we NEED to see your arsenal.

    Dunno for the Custom though. Maybe too blingy ? For me anyways.
     
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  5. Brian16sg

    Brian16sg Active Member

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    I was playing around with a black one last weekend at Guitar Center . It was nice i realy liked it and wanted to take it home. I think most go for the standard since there usualy cheeper and have more color options .
     
  6. Jim603

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    I ordered a pristine one used from Guitar Center. It showed up today and it looks absolutely flawless. It needed a little relief so I went to loosen the truss rod and the nut is trashed. It's going back this weekend. Such a shame, but now I may change my mind and go for a nice flamey standard instead. Decisions, decisions...
     
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  7. foREVer Steve

    foREVer Steve New Member

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    working on this Les Paul Custom Shop MKH. Gonna put all Gold hardware on it. So far I only have the gold Grover tuners on it. my les paul.jpg
     
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  8. Bonzo21

    Bonzo21 Active Member

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    The customs are great guitars, maybe they are talked about infrequently because they are diluted by other models and the fact that there are generally just more standards out there. My only LP right now is a 56 Gold Top and it is my first ever standard, I've only had Lp customs in the past (2 of them-->A ltd custom Black Back, and a Zakk Wylde Orange bullseye). The black back is my "one that got away." I've gotten rid of a lot of guitars over the years and a lot more valuable ones, but that one... still gets to me ahahah.

    For reference: http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Custom-Blackback.aspx
     
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    It’s one of the models I’m considering for my next Epi. Kind of hoping they release the custom lite in black over here. I think Korea is the only place that has them right now.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    When did Epi make a 'Custom Lite' model ?
     
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    I have a number of really nice Gibson LPs. But I still really like my 2011 EPI Custom (actually a Custom Pro).
    Naturally aging and fits like a comfortable broken in glove.

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    Mine's a little heavy but it plays and sounds like a LPC ought to.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Thanks - I've missed this....
     
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    It really seemed to sneak under the radar. I found it completely by accident.
     
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    Here is the updated picture of the Les Paul I posted a couple of months ago with the new hardware MHK Les Paul Custom Shop Custom.jpg
     
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    Black tail piece screws. Nice little detail I might borrow.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Those 'BBC' * guitars just look
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    * BBC = Black - Block - Custom
     
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    I love the white customs. A while back I passed on buying one instead for a Gibson Studio in alpine white with the gold hardware and ebony fingerboard. Beautiful guitar, but had issues right out the case. The Epiphone Custom I tried played much better didn't have the problems that the Gibson had which required me to spend even more money having it worked on.
     
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  20. AJ6stringsting

    AJ6stringsting Active Member

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    I have an 2007 Alpine White Epiphone LPC with a Schaller tailpiece with fine tuners a, with a stock Epi neck pickup ( sound too go to replace ) and a Dragonfire Alnico 5 at 16.9k ohms.
    One of the three guitars that don't have a Floyd Rose or Wilkinson trem.
    That Epi brings out an aspect of my playing that no other in my collection can .... It made my1971 V and my 1974 Gibson LPC, jealous.
    Epi's , in my opinion, are one the best guitars you can get regardless of brand.
     
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