Bjorn Gelotte Signature Model is coming...

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  1. mrjones_ass

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    Cool!
    But then again, epiphone headstock on a les paul is mehhh :(
     
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    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    Amen, dude. One of my favorite guitar solos.
     
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    Signature models are an interesting tightrope walk. If your sig is basically just a production model with aftermarket pickups shoved in, it seems pointless. But if your sig is too out there, no-one other than your fans will ever want to play it, for fear of being seen as some kind of 'copycat'.

    For me, this leans a bit too far into the boring side for me. The Jesterhead inlay looks great, but outside of that, it's pretty generic.
     
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    Ltd. Ed. Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit

    So, apparently this was released while many of us weren't paying attention and forgot about this thread. :lol:

    Solid specs, but rather high price tag for an Epiphone.

    It is available at all major instrument retailers like Sweetwater, AMS, Zzounds, Sam Ash, Guitar Center, etc.
     
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    I'm not into In Flames or that style of metal. But, I really like the specs on this.
    If the build quality is close to MIJ, I may pick one up.
    About as close to a Gibby LPC Epiphone has come to in a long time.


    SPECIFICATIONS
    Body Material
    Mahogany
    Neck Material
    Mahogany
    Neck Shape
    Rounded, Custom '59 Profile
    Neck Joint
    Glued In;
    Headstock
    "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
    In Flames "Jester" inlay in Pearloid
    Back of Headstock
    "Epiphone Limited Edition" logo in gold
    Truss Rod
    Adjustable
    Truss Rod Cover
    2-Layer; Black/White; Bell-Shaped; "Bjorn's" signature in White
    Nut
    Ivory; PVC
    Scale Length
    24.75"
    Fingerboard Material
    Ebony with Pearloid "Block" Inlays
    Frets
    22; Medium/Jumbo
    Neck Pickup
    EMG-85 USA "Metalworks"; Smooth Cover; Active
    Bridge Pickup
    EMG-81 USA "Metalworks"; Smooth Cover; Active
    Controls
    Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector with cream toggle cap
    Neck Pickup Volume
    Bridge Pickup Volume
    Neck Pickup Tone
    Bridge Pickup Tone
    Binding
    Body Top = 5 layer; Cream/Black
    Body Back = 5 layer; Cream/Black
    Headstock = 5 layer; Cream/Black
    Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
    Fingerboard Radius
    12"
    Bridge
    LockTone™ "Nashville-Style" Tune-o-matic and Stopbar
    Nut Width
    1.68"
    Hardware
    Gold
    Machine Heads
    Grover® Roto-matics™; 18:1 ratio
    Pickguard
    5-Layer; Black/White
    Knobs
    Black "Top Hats"
    Back Cavity Cover
    Black PVC with EZ-Access 9-Volt battery compartment
    Output Jack
    Rim-mounted; Epiphone Non-Rotating Heavy-Duty
    Strap Buttons
    Yes
    Color
    Ebony (gloss)
    Includes
    Custom Hard Case with "B.I.G" logo in Gold
    Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity
    Binder with certificate and photograph
    User's Manual
    Truss Rod Wrench
    Epiphone Poster
    Epiphone Bumper Sticker
    Warranty
    Epiphone Limited Lifetime
     
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    any more news or experiences with these? I never been a les paul guy, but this one is very tempting with the ebony fretboard and EMGs
     
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    What news do you want? They're out, and it's an LPC with emgs.
     
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    meaning are they good....
     
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    It's an Epiphone, so probably not.

    If you're looking for justification to buy a guitar just because it has the name of one of your favorite guitarists slapped on it, then you're looking at it for the wrong reason and feeding into the name recognition tactic (artist endorsement) that Gibson/Epiphone is using to push a sale.

    Just look at the specs and decide if it will really suit you and your playing style or not. I don't think anyone on here has tried one or picked one up.
     
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    I think the Jesterhead logo is going to be a real draw for the hardcore In flames fans but I've noticed that a lot of players are drawn to the fact it's an epiphone custom with an Ebony board and a 59' neck profile. I like it but as others have mentioned, it's not really bringing anything new to the table.

    Otherwise I've played the Matt Heafy and Lee Malia models and was very impressed with the overall quality and playability. Their signature line definitely appears to be a step up from the standard models though.

    In Flames we trust \m/
     
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    :squint:

    What if the same guitar said Gibson? It's not like it's a special ii with an In Flames logo.

    Edit: Ibycan7 check mylespaul.com as there are a few NGD threads.
     
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    I ask into a Sam ash today, and came across a Matt Heafy sig les Paul. And that thing felt great. The hardware/finish was tight, and it had a good heft to it. The Axcess (spelling?) neck joint is something that LP's have always needed IMO. So quality at that price point is there. We're it that I gelled with LP neck thicknesses I'd own it already.
     
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    I had a Matt Heafy 6, it was great, felt great, sounded great.
     
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    What an ABSURD statement!!! I'll give you a case in point: Machine Head's Phil Demmel. Saw them 3x last year. He plays, at MINIMUM, 5 custom shop Jacksons. Not cheap imports. CUSTOM SHOP. And I'm not talking about his sig (which I believe is import-only - he doesn't use those on stage at all). Toured the globe for over a year with them. Workhorses.

    What's the point of buying the guitar of your dreams if you aren't going to PLAY it? That whole concept is just stupid to me. So, to answer your question, I certainly would take a CS out on the road with me (if, in another life, I was a touring musician). :nuts:
     
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    I love in flames, but i never understood their decision to use a 24.75 scale guitar to tune down to drop A#.
     
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    Because it works for them. Also, I've never seen Bill Steer of Carcass have an issue with tuning to B on a Gibson LP. It's all a matter of preference and if you can make it work. Which both Gelotte and Steer certainly do.
     
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    that's the obvious answer. I could make it work too, but I sure wouldn't want to try on something that short.
     
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    You can tune as low as In Flames does on a 24.75" scale and not run into any issues whatsoever. It's not worse than using a longer scale. In fact, Bjorn uses like a .065 for the low string, which is actually way tighter than necessary.
     
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    The dude from Bring Me The Horizon uses an 80 gauge string on his 24.75 Epiphone, it's all about preferences.
     
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    Using strings that thick pretty much ensures there's no going back to 'regular tuning' without replacing the nut though.
     

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