The new Prophecy Collection features four distinct shapes that all share common features. In addition to the guitar style the model either is an EX (EMG active or the new EpiActive pickups), GX (Gibson USA pickups), or FX (original Floyd Rose Tremolo). Common features include highly figured quilt Maple tops, 24-fret SpeedTaper satin necks, jumbo frets, unique "blade" inlays, Epiphone new pattent-applied-for Straplocks, hand-stained colors and eye-catching Pearl knobs. Because they're all "Customs", they all have bound bodies and necks. The new Prophecy Collection takes advantage of all the design work and testing Epiphone has been doing over the past two to three years.
You don't mess with the Epiphone Prophecy SG Custom GX Electric Guitar! Since this horny little devil was launched in 1961 as a slimline version of the Les Paul, it has appeared onstage with everyone from Eric Clapton to System Of A Down's Daron Malakian, cranked out some of the meatiest riffs in rock 'n' roll, and staked its claim as one of the most iconic electric guitars on the planet. Not bad for a design that has barely changed in half a century...
And that's exactly the problem that Epiphone faced when they set out to create a new SG for the 2008 Prophecy Collection. How do you take a classic design to the next level without compromising what made it so great in the first place? Can you really make the ultimate rock guitar rock even harder?
You'd better believe it. Meet the new Epiphone SG Custom GX.
Making its debut at the 2008 Winter NAMM show alongside the rest of Epiphone's Prophecy Collection, the SG Custom GX is the electric guitar that serious players have been waiting for. And as you'd expect from Epiphone, it's the performance - not the price tag - that'll bring you to your knees.
The first thing you notice is how good the SG Custom GX looks. As the only manufacturer licensed to build official versions of the SG, Epiphone have stayed faithful to the iconic cutaway mahogany body that you'll see in the rock 'n' roll history books, while keeping things fresh with a Black Cherry finish, gold control knobs, unique blade fret inlays, and reliable Grover tuners.
But the SG Custom GX wasn't made to sit on a shelf. When you take this model for a test-drive, you'll be stunned by the performance of its lightning-fast Speed-Taper mahogany neck (with 24 jumbo frets) and smooth ebony fingerboard, not to mention the rugged convenience of the LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar. And when you plug in and experience the sweet dynamic response of the USA-made Gibson 'Dirty Fingers' humbuckers (complete with coil-tap), you'll never look back.
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