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 to sound like. The new Epiphone 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 and triangle inlay, and individual volume and tone controls in the traditional Les Paul layout.
The Epiphone 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, a vintage Epiphone headstock logo in mother-of-pearl, and in white silkprint on the 2-layer bell-shaped truss rod cover.
Fans of the original Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX, which was fitted with Gibson DirtyFingers, often noted that the 490R/498T would be a great match for the GX... 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.
Over the last decade, Epiphone has built a reputation for outstanding quality, especially in our hardware. Now, the new Prophecy GX's 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 LockToneTM 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.Features:
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Quilt Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: SpeedTaper D-Profile Satin Finish
- Neck Joint: Glued-in set neck
- Scale: 24.75"
- Frets: 24, jumbo
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Binding: Mother of pearl stickpin on headstock face; Mother of pearl and abalone block and triangle on 1,3,5,7,9,12,15th fret; Mother of pearl blocks on 17, 19, 21, and 24th fret
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Nut Material: Graphite
- Machine Heads: Grover 14:1
- 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-bridg tone
- Pickup selector: Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle
- Knobs: Metal barrel with mother of pearl inlaid tops
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
- Output jack: Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy duty output jack
- Straplocks: Epiphone exclusive
- Case: Hardshell case included