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. :)
     
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  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Welcome here @ €piTalk
    :wave:

    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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    BGood Well-Known Member

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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

    Jim603 New Member

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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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    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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    MonochromeRainbow New Member

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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 Staff Member

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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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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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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 Staff Member

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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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