Epiphone New Guitars at Summer NAMM

Epiphone has launched a slew of new guitars at Summer NAMM, with some new and cool finishes seen on the latest additions.

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Le Paul Tribute “Prism”

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http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Tribute-Plus-Outfit.aspx

Multi-colour finishes on flamed maple seems the trend this past year with Ibanez, Cort and PRS joining the bandwagon. The Les Paul Tribute here is seen as a high-end model that comes with premium features such as Gibson pickups and hard case included. Expect a higher price for this.

New Colours for existing models

Cool finishes such as Turquoise, Aquamarine and Blueberry Burst are added to popular models.

The Turquoise family

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Casino Coupe

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Archtop/Casino-Coupe.aspx

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Casino

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Archtop/Casino.aspx

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Les Paul Studio

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Studio.aspx

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Limited Ed Dot Deluxe in Aquamarine

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Archtop/Epiphone-Ltd-Ed-Dot-Deluxe.aspx

Mahogany top AJ-220s

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http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Acoustic/AJ-220S.aspx

Interesting addition to the entry-level acoustic family. The spruce top version has had good reviews over the years so it’s a good idea to add the mahogany version for players seeking a “darker” or bluesy sound.

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The Trans Blue finish looks cool too.

Let’s see if they reach SG with affordable prices.

*photos from Epiphone

 

 

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Epiphone Ltd Ed Jason Hook “M-4” Explorer

New signature model from Epiphone.

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Interesting take on the Explorer shape with some army-themed motifs.

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Pickups are the classic unbeatable 59/JB combo so this should command a premium over other Epis if it comes to SG.

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As with all recent signature models, it comes with special certs and a fitted bag.

Read more:

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2018/Jason-Hook-M-4-Explorer.aspx

*photos from Epiphone

Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 Amos Flying-V

Yet another signature model from The House of Strathopoulo.

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Essentially the same guitar as the Ltd Ed Korina Flying-V a while back, this one has added premium features such as CTS electronics and a special hardcase.

Oh, and a great backstory.

Raised headstock logo looks really classy.

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Should make a cool collector’s item for the budget conscious crowd.

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Read more:

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/Features/2017/Ltd-Ed-Joe-Bonamassa-1958-Amos-Korina-Flying-V.aspx

*photos from Epiphone

Epiphone Richie Faulkner Flying-V

Epiphone has released the Ltd Ed Richie Faulkner Flying-V.

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This comes with plenty of interesting and special features including EMG active pickups, Floyd Rose tremolo, Grover tuners and custom designed gig bag.

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The trident logo on the headstock is also very nicely done.

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Read more:

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Designer/Ltd-Ed-Richie-Faulkner-Korina-Flying-V-Outfit.aspx

*photos from Epiphone

New Epiphone Signature Guitars

It seems like Epi is concentrating a lot on signature models these days.

Tommy Thayer “White Lightning” Explorer

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The metallic white Explorer is loaded with two Seymour Duncan JBs and comes with plenty of goodies such as custom hardcase, Grover tuners and ebony fretboard.

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Those picture cards and certs are very much the standard with Epi signature guitars, but that strap is flashy indeed.

Read more:

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Designer/Ltd-Ed-Tommy-Thayer-White-Lightning-Explorer.aspx

Matt Heafy “Snofall” Les Paul Custom 6 and 7 String

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The phenolic fretboard and white EMGs make the guitar look pretty radical. Other niceties include straplocks and special heel contour for better fret access.

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Read more:

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2017/Matt-Heafy-The-Epiphone-Interview.aspx

Bjorn Gelotte “Jotun” Les Paul Custom

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This one even has a bottle opener at the back. Wow.

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We will see a USB port for charging the phone…  one day. 🙂

Read more:

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2017/Bjorn-Gelotte-Jotun-Les-Paul-Custom-Outfit.aspx

 

*all photos from Epiphone