Thrusting the Les Paul legend into the future, the Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar makes one of the worlds most revered guitars look as rich and dark as it can get. Each model reflects Heafy's distinct approach to guitar combining world class playability with traditional build quality and striking modern appointments that will make you rethink the rules about playing a Les Paul.
Classic Les Paul body
The first thing to catch your eye will be the beautiful blacked out ebony gloss finish that's accentuated by the LP customs sleek profile. Like all great Les Pauls, this finish rests on a mahogany body with a plain maple veneer top – a formula that has gone unchanged since the 50's.
Lightning fast neck
The extremely fast, 1960's SlimTaper 'D' profile neck is crafted from mahogany topped off with an ebony fingerboard containing 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays that seem to light up against the stark contrast of the ebony finish. The black nut is cut to 1.68” and the headstock proudly displays historic pearloid “split-diamond” Les Paul Custom inlay and a vintage style “Epiphone” logo in white. The bell-shaped truss rod cover is black with a shadow of white binding and MKH Les Paul Custom in white silk screen.
Supreme metal tones
For truly unique voicing, Matt Heafy requested that the Epiphone LP custom feature EMG active pickups. You'll find an EMG-85 in the neck position and an EMG-81 in the bridge position. These EMG's are amongst some of the most popular pickups in the world, utilising powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the EMG-81 is designed for detailed intensity and incredible high end cut whilst the EMG-85, featuring Alnico-V magnets gives a slightly more rounded tone. An easy access 9v battery compartment can be found on the back of the Matt Heafy LP custom.
Hardware fit and finish
To finish of this amazing guitar, you get all the premium hardware you would expect from an Epiphone Les Paul including StrapLocks and a black, LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar bridge. In keeping with the style of the Matt Heafy LP custom, you get deluxe die-cast “tulip buttons” with a 14:1 tuning ratio. The Matt Heafy Les Paul custom gives you the premium quality you would expect and also breaks some rules to give the Les Paul a dark and menacing twist.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Ltd Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Top Material Plain Maple Veneer Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile 1960's SlimTaper; D profile No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Block Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Active/Passive Active Tuners Deluxe Die-cast with Black Metal Tulip Buttons Pickups Neck: EMG 85 Bridge: EMG 81 Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. with Kill Pot (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Ebony (Gloss)
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