Epiphone unveils koa-topped Les Paul Custom and Wildkat guitars

Limited-edition models go au naturale

Epiphone unveils koa topped Les Paul Custom and Wildkat guitars

It seems Epiphone can do no wrong at the moment, and the release of these koa-topped limited-edition Les Paul Custom and Wildkat models only hammers the point home.

Available via select Epiphone dealers for a short time only, both guitars feature a natural finish that shows off the koa grain in all its glory, and pack Epiphones ProBuckers and P-90 Dogear Classics respectively. The Wildkat also boasts a Bigsby B70 vibrato.

Sadly, there's no news on prices yet, but we'd expect something around £500 or below mark for these beauties. Until then, salivate over this spec…

Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom Pro Koa

  • Top Material: Figured KOA
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: "1960s" Slim-Taper, D-Profile
  • Nut: Graphtech
  • Neck Joint: Glued In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood w/Block Inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-2, 4-Wire
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3, 4-Wire
  • Controls: Epiphone All-Metal 3-Way Pickup Selector, Neck Pickup Volume w/Push/Pull Coil-Splitting, Bridge Pickup Volume w/Push/Pull Coil-Splitting, Neck Pickup Tone, Bridge Pickup Tone
  • Binding: Body Top - 5-Ply (Pure White/Black), Body Back - 5-Ply (Pure White/Black), Fingerboard - 1-Ply (Pure White), Headstock - 5-Ply (Pure White/Black)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22, Medium-Jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Grover, 18:1 Ratio
  • Knobs: Black "Speed" Knobs

Epiphone Ltd Ed Wildkat Koa

  • Top Material: Figured KOA
  • Body Material: Mahogany (Computer-Routed)
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: "1960s" Slim-Taper™, D-Profile
  • Nut: Graphtech
  • Neck Joint: Glued In, Set
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood w/DOT Inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone P-90R Dogear Classic
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone P-90T Dogear Classic
  • Controls: 1-Master Volume, 2-Volume, 1-Tone, 3-Way Epiphone Toggle
  • Binding: Body Top - 1-Ply (Pure White), Fingerboard - 1-Ply (Pure White), F-Holes - 1-Ply (Pure White)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22, Medium-Jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B70 Vibrato
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic, 18:1 Ratio
  • Knobs: Black "Top Hat" w/Gold Metal Inserts