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With 24K Gold Plated Hardware, ProBucker pickups with Coil Splitting, and more!

Epiphone, the House of Stathopoulo, celebrates Les Paul’s 100th birthday with the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit, a stunning one-of-a-kind Les Paul that combines Les’ favorite Les Paul features with dazzling 24K Gold Plated hardware, Abalone and Pearloid inlay, a vintage Epiphone logo with a Zirconium Gemstone, plus acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups with coil-splitting, a 100th Anniversary hardshell case, vintage-style strap, Commemorative Picks and more!

The Roots of the Les Paul begin at Epiphone: Les Paul in the House of Stathopoulo.

 

Throughout 2015, Epiphone proudly celebrates the 100th birthday of Les Paul, the Wizard of Waukesha, the Thomas Edison of rock n' roll, and a life long fan and friend of the Epiphone and Gibson families. Les was a regular visitor to Epi Stathopoulo's factory in Manhattan where Les made the first prototypes of the Les Paul guitar, The Log. "I knew Epi Stathopoulo and the Epiphone people very well and loved their instruments," Les recalled in Les Paul, In His Own Words, “Working on Sundays, I took a length of 4x4 Pine, put an Epiphone neck on it, wound a couple of homemade pickups, and mounted them on the wood. Then I added a bridge and Vibrola tailpiece, strung it up, and I had The Log. I was looking for volume, tone, and sustain that could be controlled, still chasing the idea that started with stretching a guitar string over a section of railroad rail.”

 

Les continued to be an Epiphone fan for the rest of his life and the beautiful new Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom 100th Anniversary Outfit is a suitable and dazzling tribute to the most popular rock & roll guitar in the world and its equally revered inventor.

 

For over 50 years, Les Paul encouraged and cheered on Epiphone to keep Les Pauls on the cutting edge of electric guitars.

 

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