As the driving force behind Trivium, guitarist and lead vocalist Matt Heafy is no stranger to Epiphone's signature treatment, having collaborated on previous efforts with them. The Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Snofall Les Paul Custom 7 Outfit is a seven-string tribute to Trivium's critically acclaimed album, Silence in the Snow. The stunning alpine white gloss finish is matched with similar appointments to create a unique aesthetic that commands your attention. Included in the outfit is an Epiphone premium gig bag, and a hand-signed certificate of authenticity from the man himself.
Classic Les Paul Body
The body is crafted using solid mahogany, which establishes a dense tonal foundation, perfect for Trivium mighty sonic assaults. Paired with the body is a plain maple veneer top, which is completed in that breath-taking alpine white gloss finish mentioned above. Seven-ply black/white body top binding provides a contrasting boundary against the finish, with complementary five-ply black/white binding around the headstock.
Solid mahogany neck
Connected to the body via a glued-in, deep-set neck joint is a durable mahogany neck. Shaped to the 1960's slimtaper D profile, and featuring an "Axcess" heel, the fit and finish of the neck encourages a lightning fast feel. Though this may be a seven-string model, the exquisitely executed design is very easy to get to grips with, making it ideal for those stepping up to their first extended range model.
Paired with the neck is a 22 medium-jumbo fret phenolic fingerboard, which is shaped to a 12-inch radius to accommodate seamless string bends. The slightly wider nut and generous scale length all contribute to greater playing consistency across the neck and fingerboard. The adjustable truss rod features a white and black cover with Heafy's initials and model name in black silk print "MKH Les Paul Custom", whilst Epiphone's classic '60s era headstock logo resides in pearloid alongside the traditional Les Paul Custom split-diamond design.
EMG Custom pickups
In keeping with Heafy's wishes, the Limited Edition Snofall Les Paul Custom is equipped with a powerful ceramic magnet-driven EMG-81-7 in the bridge position, and a more subtle EMG-707 in the neck position. The combination is a thumping lead pickup that takes no-prisoners, and a balanced and articulate partner that delivers notes in the upper register with the utmost clarity.
Each pickup has an individual volume and tone knob, whilst a three-way pickup selector allows you to select either or both pickups - a simple control setup that can be used to create a huge range of sonic possibilities. Just don't forget that as they're active humbuckers, a 9-volt battery is required to keep them powered up. In keeping with the hardware finish, Heafy has requested white finished pickups to seal the look.
To keep up with Heafy's uncompromising playing style, Epiphone have equipped the Snofall Custom 7 with deluxe diecast tuning machines with metal tulip buttons. Boasting an impressive 14:1 gear ratio, you can rest assured that each and every string will remain steadfast during the most energetic of sets.
The body is home to a LockTone Tune-o-matic-7 bridge, which works in partnership with the stopbar tailpiece to optimise intonation and sustain dutifully. Whether you're practising at home, jamming with friends, or performing to a legion of adoring fans, everything about this guitar feels reassuringly solid. Epiphone straplocks prevent unwanted slippages during performances, and the premium gigbag noted above allows you to get your pride and joy to every gig securely.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Limited Edition Matt Heafy Snofall Les Paul Custom 7 Outfit Top Material Plain Maple Veneer Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Phenolic Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile 1960's SlimTaper; D profile No. of Frets 22 Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic 7/Stopbar Active/Passive Active Tuners Deluxe Die-cast with Black Metal Tulip Buttons Pickups Neck: EMG-707 Bridge: EMG-81-7 Controls Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector with white toggle cap
Neck Pickup Volume
Bridge Pickup Volume
Neck Pickup Tone
Bridge Pickup Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Alpine White (Gloss) Included Accessories Epiphone Premium Gigbag
Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Binder with certificate and photograph
Epiphone Limited Lifetime Warranty
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