Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX in Heritage Cherry

Rock guitar outfit with Gibson 490R & 498T Pickups

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Jed Van Wyngaardt

The slick, show-stealing look of this hard-rock Les Paul Custom Prophecy GX from Epiphone is just the start! The Prophecy GX is a guitar designed and built for metal and hard rock. From rip roaring solos to big, epic clean sounds, the Prophecy GX delivers at home, in the studio and on stage.

The Prophecy GX guitar is loaded with Gibson's classic Les Paul pickup combo - used on many of their USA models. The Gibson 490R and 498T pickups will give you the classic Les Paul sound - a great biting, fat tone that sears during lead lines and solos. Combined with a fast playing D-shaped neck, 24 jumbo frets with good access to the high frets, and ebony fretboard, everything about the Les Paul Prophecy GX is designed for slick playing. You know that the Prophecy is a no-holds-barred Les Paul that you can grow into: it's unlikely to limit your playing, however hard you try!

Epiphone throw in a hard case, Grover Tuners and a number of other features like push pull coil tap for even more tonal variation - features normally reserved for more expensive guitars. All of this with a limited lifetime warranty at a price that will truly surprise you for an EMG loaded rock guitar!

Here's what Epiphone say about the Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit

When the Prophecy Series was first introduced in 2008, it was hailed as a groundbreaking combination of tradition and innovation and the ultimate guitar for shredders who sought to redefine what a Les Paul was supposed sound like.

The Prophecy Returns

The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit is the supreme Les Paul for those who dare to break new ground in speed, sound, and technique. And now, the GX features Gibson USA's powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup, an elegant mother of pearl and abalone block & triangle inlay and pickup individual volume and tone controls in the traditional Les Paul layout.

The New Tradition

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit features a Mahogany body with a stunning Quilt Maple veneer top that's available in two beautiful color finishes, Black Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The super fast Mahogany neck has a SpeedTaper D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant Ebony fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets, alternating with mother-of-pearl block inlays on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The classic Epiphone Clipped Dovewing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother of pearl "stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Groundbreaking Les Paul Sound

Fans of the original Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX, fitted with Gibson DirtyFingers, often noted that the 490R/498T might be a great match for the new GX. We heard you and your wish was our command! The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX features a Gibson USA 490R humbucker in the neck position and a Gibson USA 498T in the bridge position. The 490R features an Alnico II bar magnet and the 498T carries an Alnico-V bar magnet. These pickups have the traditional characteristics of the original "Patent Applied for" tone that's unmistakably from Gibson's legendary family of humbucker pickups but, with a modern edge to give your tone a distinct personality. Best of all, each pickup features coil tapping via a push/pull control at each pickup's volume knob. And now for the first time, the Prophecy GX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Epiphone Hardware Built to Last

Over the last decade, Epiphone has built a reputation for outstanding quality, especially in our hardware. Now, the new Prophecy GX gold hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series beginning with the GX's gold metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, our legendary gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a gold Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, and gold Epiphone Straplocks. The Prophecy GX also includes gold Grover 14: 1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the best Les Pauls. The Prophecy GX also includes a hard case so you have the security to take your GX anywhere the music takes you.

Lifetime Limited Warranty

As with all Epiphone instruments, the Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX comes with our unbeatable Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. The Prophecy is back. Have you heard the call- Play one today at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

Specifications

  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Quilt Maple
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: SpeedTaper D-Profile; Satin Finish
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Frets: 24; Jumbo
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Binding: Body:  5-ply (White/Black), Neck:  1-ply (White), Headstock:  5-ply (White/Black)
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Nut Material: Graphite
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Inlay: "Motherof Pearl" Stickpin on Headstock Face, "Mother of Pearl and Abalone" Block & Triangle on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 15 Frets, "Mother of Pearl" Blocks on 17, 19, 21 & 24 Frets
  • Machine Heads: Grover
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson USA 490R Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA 498T Humbucker
  • Controls: 1-Neck Volume with push/pull coil-tapping, 1-Neck Tone, 1-Bridge Volume with push/pull coil-tapping, 1-Bridge Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal
  • Knobs: Metal Barrel with MOP inlaid tops
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-rotating, Heavy Duty Output Jack
  • StrapLocks: Epiphone Exclusive
  • Includes: Hard Case
  • Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
  • Colors: Black Cherry, Heritage Cherry Sunburst

 

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