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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Blood Tempest, Sep 12, 2014.
But then again, epiphone headstock on a les paul is mehhh
Amen, dude. One of my favorite guitar solos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rounded, Custom '59 Profile
"Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
In Flames "Jester" inlay in Pearloid
Back of Headstock
"Epiphone Limited Edition" logo in gold
Truss Rod Cover
2-Layer; Black/White; Bell-Shaped; "Bjorn's" signature in White
Ebony with Pearloid "Block" Inlays
EMG-85 USA "Metalworks"; Smooth Cover; Active
EMG-81 USA "Metalworks"; Smooth Cover; Active
Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector with cream toggle cap
Neck Pickup Volume
Bridge Pickup Volume
Neck Pickup Tone
Bridge Pickup Tone
Body Top = 5 layer; Cream/Black
Body Back = 5 layer; Cream/Black
Headstock = 5 layer; Cream/Black
Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
LockTone™ "Nashville-Style" Tune-o-matic and Stopbar
Grover® Roto-matics™; 18:1 ratio
Black "Top Hats"
Back Cavity Cover
Black PVC with EZ-Access 9-Volt battery compartment
Rim-mounted; Epiphone Non-Rotating Heavy-Duty
Custom Hard Case with "B.I.G" logo in Gold
Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Binder with certificate and photograph
Truss Rod Wrench
Epiphone Bumper Sticker
Epiphone Limited Lifetime
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
What news do you want? They're out, and it's an LPC with emgs.
meaning are they good....
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.
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/
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.
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.
I had a Matt Heafy 6, it was great, felt great, sounded great.
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).
I love in flames, but i never understood their decision to use a 24.75 scale guitar to tune down to drop A#.
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.
that's the obvious answer. I could make it work too, but I sure wouldn't want to try on something that short.
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.
The dude from Bring Me The Horizon uses an 80 gauge string on his 24.75 Epiphone, it's all about preferences.
Using strings that thick pretty much ensures there's no going back to 'regular tuning' without replacing the nut though.