I bought mine from www.gak.co.uk for £429 with a Epiphone hard case. The guitar was set up perfectly straight out the box, only thing I need to adjust was the action as I like it pretty low and the pick up heights to get it to my preferences. I also put heavier strings on, 11-52's as i like heavy strings even though I play E standard.
So the controls are the typical 3 way and 2 vol, 2 tone but also have coil splits and phasing making the guitar really versatile. The guitar has heaps of tone and sustain. The probuckers sound amazing and are pretty comparable to the burstbucker 2 and 3 respectively. In the middle position and both pick ups split and out of phase you get a really quite awesome sounds that i love. The pickups have good dynamics and can do pristine cleans when split and have that typical les paul bite when the full humbucker is used. They can do anything from classic rock to slayer too which is always nice.
The guitar is made from mahogany on both the body and neck with a maple cap, not as thick as the Gibson maple cap but thick enough to affect tone slightly. The fret board is made from rosewood and has mother of pearl inlays which look bad ass. The biding on the body, neck and head stock is also really nice. The guitar has grover tuners and a bone nut.
If you are looking for a reliable and amazing les paul this is it without the £3000 price tag of a Gibson les paul custom
If you want to buy a very great sounding guitar that´s not expensive go for epiphone´s custom pro series because they have a killing sound and appearance it´s actually very great with nice finish´s and paintings. It usually come´s with the Epiphone Pro Bucker ( mine has came with the Epiphone Pro Bucker 3 ) that actually sound´s great but , and it already has came with the push pull , humbucking split system , that provides to the user a lot of different tones. i´m improving my sound and playing in concert´s. So , I decided to replace them for Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker´s to get a more vintage and original sound and this year I ´ll replace the original Epihone Tune O Matic Bridge for a Bigsby tremollo bar . I´ve been with it for more than two years , love this guitar and I can say that it really changed my life making me wanna play again when i gave up , :) .
Ever since I started playing guitar my number one dream guitar was a Les Paul Custom. Well I cant afford a Gibson, but Epiphone's version is definitely something to hold me off until I can. I love this guitar so far, its a White 2013 model, with some kind of Duncan in the Bridge and a swapped out neck pickup as well. I havnt taken them out to check yet but im very happy with how it sounds and plays as is. Cant wait to play it at a show! :D