The Epiphone Limited Edition Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit Electric Guitar is the latest signature model from Epiphone, designed in conjunction with the legendary lead guitarist from Judas Priest. Featuring specifications chosen by Richie Faulkner himself this guitar is a premium piece of kit designed primarily for rock and metal.
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Combining a Mahogany body and neck the Faulkner Flying-V has bags of sustain to match the warmth of tone, great for searing lead licks and hard riffing. With an excellent low end, enunciated mids and a smooth high end this guitar will excel in a variety of styles, though the punchy growl of Mahogany is known for its suitability to rock and metal styles.
The neck is glued to the body with a deep-set joint and is shaped to the thin 'C' profile, modelled after Richie's favourite vintage Flying-V. The ebony fretboard is a joy to play on, with 22 jumbo frets and a 12-inch radius ensuring lead licks and blues bends come off with aplomb. Pearloid Block inlays mark the fretboard with a 'Falcon' logo on the 12th fret, ensuring the playability of this guitar matches its classic rock heritage.
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Richie Faulkner Flying-V features an EMG-66 (active) humbucker in the neck position and an EMG-57 (active) humbucker at the bridge. Designed for players who demand high volume and sensitivity, each pickup uses Alnico V magnets and steel pole pieces for a wide range of tones reminiscent of the PAF humbuckers found in vintage Les Pauls. Although based on vintage style pickups the EMGs have all the clarity and punch you'd expect from a modern pickup, so whether you're playing palm muted downstrokes or shredding scale runs you get an articulate and powerful sound.
With a Floyd Rose Tremolo 1000-Series bridge and tailpiece combo and Floyd Rose 'R2' Locking Nut, you get the utmost tuning stability and rock solid intonation. You can do divebombs, harmonic squeals, raises and flutters safe in the knowledge that the guitar will always return to concert pitch. Paired with Epiphone's rock solid nickel hardware and Grover Rotomatic 18:1 machine heads this guitar makes sure you spend less time tuning and more time playing
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit is a premium signature model released as Judas Priest approach their 50th anniversary. With a raft of superior appointments and tonnes of heavy metal aesthetic, this guitar is perfect for the discerning hard rocker or metal head, marrying striking looks with supreme playability. It also comes with a custom Richie Faulkner deluxe gigbag and a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity in a presentation binder.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Limited Edition Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit Colour Ebony Body Material Mahogany Body Finish Gloss Neck Material Mahogany Neck Finish Satin Neck Shape Custom Richie Faulkner Thin-C profile Scale Length 24.75-inch Fingerboard Material Ebony Fingerboard Radius 12-inch No. of Frets 22 Fret Size Jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid Block Nut Width 1-11/16-inch Bridge Pickup EMG-57 (active) Neck Pickup EMG-66 (active) Controls Master Volume (25k) Pickup Switching Epiphone All-Metal 3-way pickup selector with black toggle cap Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Floyd Rose Tremolo 1000-Series Hardware Finish Nickel Tuning Machines Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio Pickguard 3-layer (W/B/W) Control Knobs Black 'Speed' Knobs
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