The Epiphone Limited Edition Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit Guitar in Walnut finish, shares the visual aesthetic of the Bring Me the Horizon guitarist's Les Paul and Explorer models, as well as the potent tonal offering, and superb playability. Each model is supplied with a premium gigbag, hand-signed certificate of authenticity, and Epiphone straplocks.
As with Epiphone and Malia's previous releases, the guitar is not a one-trick pony. Instead, the combination of carefully applied appointment, versatile electronics, and vintage style finish, all combine to create a guitar that can effortlessly switch between a vast range of musical styles.
Classic RD body
In keeping with the classic body shapes, Malia's latest signature model is modelled on the RD (Research and Development). Released in the '70s, the RD shape is still ahead of its time, with sleek curves that make it very comfortable to perform with. Built using mahogany, the body creates substantial mid-range warmth, whilst the maple top cuts through with crystal clear highs to ensure a balanced tonal output.
The body has been treated to a walnut gloss, darkening the wood whilst still allowing the natural grain to shine through. Ornate seven-layer body binding around the front and back in ivory and black enhances the natural finish beautifully. Completing the look - as well as providing protection to the upper bout - is a 4-layer black pickguard.
Solid mahogany neck
Connected to the body is a sturdy mahogany neck, which is carved to the "1959 Rounded-C" profile. Married to the neck is a torrefied composite fingerboard, which has 22 frets that are decorated with a classic pearloid "Artisan" floral pattern. The weight distribution between body and neck is balanced perfectly, so that you can let loose on the stage. The standard 12-inch fingerboard radius ensures that string bends are executed smoothly, and the single layer fingerboard binding guarantees smooth transitions between every fret.
Gibson USA pickups
The Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan is equipped with a single-coil P-94 in the bridge, and a more powerful 84T-LM in the bridge. The advantage of this setup is the subtle sensitivity of the P-94 for clean rhythm playing, whilst the 84T-LM offers an exceptionally powerful output for more aggressive lead playing. Control over the pickups is carried out between a trio of knobs: neck volume, bridge volume, and master tone. The bridge volume serves as a coil-split via a push/pull switch, to turn the humbucker into a single-coil. Between the pickups and under the pickguard, Gibson have included a "dummy coil", which cancels out any hum when in single-coil mode.
The classic RD headstock is home to premium 14:1 ratio die-cast gold machine heads with "tulip" buttons, which uphold tuning integrity with precision. Epiphone straplocks secure your guitar strap throughout the most energetic of performances, whilst Epiphone's gig-ready non-rotating, heavy duty output jack with metal output plate anchors your lead. Fitted to the body is a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide a seamless connection between strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain.
The Epiphone Limited Edition Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit Guitar in Walnut is supplied with a custom gigbag to transport your new pride and joy, whilst a hand-signed certificate of authenticity seals the deal. Each model comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty, as well as Gibson's outstanding customer service.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Limited Edition Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit Guitar Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Torrefied Composite Pickup Configuration SH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile "1959" Rounded; C-Profile No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Classic "Artisan" floral pattern in pearloid Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Premium Diecast with metal "tulip" buttons; 14:1 ratio Pickups Neck: Gibson USA P-94 Single Coil
Middle: "Dummy Coil"; Cancels Hum in single-coil mode
Bridge: Gibson USA 84T-LM Humbucker
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Master Tone
- 3-Way Pickup Selector
Finish Walnut Included Accessories
- Custom Gigbag
- Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity
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