2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom – Ebony

Here is a slightly modified 2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom, finished in Ebony (Black) with gold hardware, which, according to the www.guitardaterproject.org website, was made in China at Epiphones Qingdao Plant during June of 2006 with a production number of 1012.

Firstly, before we get stuck into the review and a look at the pics, lets try and sit through a really bad video…


The guitar itself looks to be reasonably well made and plays quite well.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

The previous owner had bought this guitar new and had obviously looked after it quite well. Being all black, with the Gold hardware it looks fantastic.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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This particular guitar has been upgraded with Seymour Duncan pickups, including an Invader pickup in the bridge position, which is an ultra high output humbucker designed for aggressive playing styles, such as punk, garage, thrash, and metal. There is a Pearly Gates pickup in the neck position, which is a warm, slightly hotter than vintage humbucker for blues, classic rock, southern rock, and hard rock.

Both are really loud, not sure what the output is but, compared to any one of my Strats, these things blow em all away.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

The pickups can also be split into single coils using the push pull switch on the bridge pickups tone pot. Splitting the Humbuckers allows you to get an even greater range of tones and sounds out of this guitar which really improve this guitars versatility and all round potential.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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The Gold hardware is slightly aged on both the LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop-bar tailpiece.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

The set Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard has the iconic Custom block inlays. The frets are a medium jumbo size.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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The headstock has the Split Diamond Abalone inlay, which really makes the Custom model ‘Stand Out‘ and distinguishes it from the Standard Les Paul models.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

There is multiple binding around the body in cream and along with the rest of the hardware, the 3-way pickup selector switch is also in gold.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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The arched body is made from carved, solid mahogany without the maple cap, which is supposed to give it a slightly mellower tone, I found with the Seymour Duncans installed, the tone is quite bright, almost harsh sounding when the tone pots are fully open. To take some of the bite out, a slight adjustment in the tone pots is all that’s needed for a really sweet bluesy tone.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

The back of the body is still in mint, brand new condition with zero scratches or buckle rash.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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The set neck is made from solid mahogany and because it’s a hand fitted glued in joint, like most Les Paul’s, it is designed for optimum neck to body contact, acting like one continuous piece of wood providing an overall increase in sustain and resonance.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

The mahogany neck is a very comfortable and fast, Slim Taper D-profile.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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The only issue I had with this guitar was the binding had started to develop a crack around the body in some places. Not totally uncommon on a Les Paul but for a guitar that is only a few years old I would of thought it should of held up a little longer before developing such an issue. You can just make out the cracking around the switch plate on this next pic…

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

…and just near the control pl;ate.

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The gold Grover tuners which have also aged nicely, have a 16:1 ratio and are great for keeping this guitar in tune for ages. The serial number is stamped onto the back of the headstock and is also in gold.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

All in all this guitar has a great mixture of the classic Les Paul look and feel, with some modern upgrades that make this Les Paul a Heavy Duty piece of gear, equally suited for all Rock and Blues musical Genres.

2006 Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Ebony

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