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Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

EMG active humbuckers and a maple top cloaked in a black Ebony gloss coat promises hellish tone to those brave enough to tap into this guitar's evil powers. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Epiphone and Trivium's Matt Heafy present the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom, a totally killer take on the world famous Les Paul. Designed in close collaboration with Matt Heafy, the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom reflects Heafy's distinctive approach to guitar, which has earned him and Trivium scores of dedicated fans around the world. Each of Trivium's albums has sold over half a million copies worldwide. Check out a Trivium performance and you'll see why.

The rule books on how-to-play a Les Paul go right out the window when Heafy plugs in. Now, Matt Heafy joins an illustrious group of Epiphone artists like Slash, Frank Iero, Joe Bonamassa, and Zakk Wylde with the introduction of his signature model, the Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom.

Custom Sound, Custom Color

The Matt Heafy signature Les Paul features a blacked-out Ebony gloss finish that's especially striking on the sleek profile of a LP Custom. Like all great Les Pauls, the Matt Heafy Limited Edition Custom models feature a mahogany body with a plain maple veneer top, a time-tested combination that has gone virtually unchanged since the '50s. The mahogany neck has a fast 1960's SlimTaper 'D' profile with a glued-in deep set neck joint with an "Axcess" heel for a smooth and easy reach to the upper frets. The scale length is 24.75" and the ebony fingerboard has a 12" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets and features pearloid block inlays, which seem to practically glow in the dark against the Ebony finish. The nut, which is also black, is cut to 1.68." The classic clipped dovewing headstock features the 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. Each guitar features beautiful 7-ply white and black binding on the top and 5-ply binding on the headstock. The fingerboard features single ply white binding.

The Power of EMG Pickups

Matt Heafy asked that the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom feature active EMG pickups voiced especially for the guitar's unique profile. The Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom features an EMG-85 in the neck position and an EMG-81 in the bridge position. The EMG-81 is one of the most popular metal pickups ever and has been at the center of a sound revolution since it was first introduced.

Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the EMG-81 is designed for detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. The EMG-85 features Alnico-V magnets and has a slightly more rounded tone. The classic combination of an EMG 81 with an EMG 85 in a Les Paul Custom offers metal guitarists an incredible array of extreme possibilities. An easy-access 9V battery compartment can be found on the back of the guitar.

No Compromise Electronics

The Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom features Epiphone's no-compromise electronics including a 1/4" non-rotating output jack and volume and tone controls with Black Speed Knobs that are powered by full-size 500K Ohm potentiometers. The pickup switch is Epiphone's all-metal 3-way pickup selector with a black toggle cap.

Epiphone Rock Solid Hardware

Like all Epiphones, the Matt Heafy LP Custom includes Epiphone's made-to-last heavy duty hardware including Epiphone StrapLocks, a black LockTone Tune-o-matic/StopBar bridge, and deluxe die-cast machine heads with metal "tulip buttons" with a 14:1 tuning ratio. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Epiphone products.
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Plain Maple Veneer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
- Neck Joint: Glued In; Deep-Set Neck Joint with "Axcess" heel
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply (Black/White); "MKH Les Paul Custom" in white silkprint
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony with pearloid Block inlays
- Neck Pickup: EMG-85
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Bridge Pickup: EMG-81
- Controls: Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector; White toggle cap
- - Neck Pickup Volume
- - Bridge Pickup Volume
- - Neck Pickup Tone
- - Bridge Pickup Tone
- - (Active) 9V battery compartment in back
- Binding: Body Top - 7 ply (White/Black)
- - Headstock - 5 ply (White/Black)
- - Fingerboard - 1 ply (White)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge (6-string): LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
- Nut Width (6-string): 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Black
- Machine Heads: Deluxe Diecast with metal Tulip Buttons 14:1 ratio
- Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty with metal output jack plate
- Color: Ebony (gloss)
- Includes: Epiphone StrapLocks
- Optional: Hard Case (940-ENLPCS)
- Case UPC = 711106261591
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 5 in
Epiphone Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "So much bang for the buck!"
Sound: First off this is my first EMG equipped guitar all others have factory pups, Duncans or Dimarzios in the Ace. So first thing I wanted to check out was how the emgs cleaned up. I was pretty shocked. Playing through a JCM 800 with 4 vintage 30's I was amazed at how these pick ups cleaned up, giving that bell like chime LP sound. Ofcourse on the other end these things rock with all the drive and power you could need. Feature: Typical LP controls with the exception of the kill pot, which is pretty cool. Easy to use. Ease of Use: As stated above, simplicity for some great tones. Quality: Seems to be very well made, another surprise. I was extremely happy with the quality of this guitar. Well made and absolutely beautiful. Action was low and perfect for me right out of the box. Also doesn't come with a case, but for this price, who cares? Got the Epi LP case and it's great as well. But that's another review :) Value: This guitar is an AMAZING value! Fantastic guitar without the empty bank account. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to use it and don't see any issues where I would. Having dealt with Gibson in the past, I've always got good results. Don't see where this would be any different. The Wow Factor: It's just a gorgeous guitar. I love the black hardware and the black color with the binding, well that's what caught my eye before I bought it. I feel I've been missing out spending a lot of money on guitars without giving the Epiphones a look. I love this thing! Overall: I have been playing for over 40 years and have been kind of a guitar snob. Never thought I would buy a guitar not made in America. I own A 1997 Gibson Ace Frehley, pre Fender Jackson King V, Gibson LP Standard, SG, Fender American Standard and deluxe strats, PRS custom 24 and so on. I first saw this guitar advertised and thought, this thing looks bad@ss. Looked at the specs and couldn't believe an Ebony board with all the other things this guitar comes with for the money. Figured for the price I couldn't go wrong. I was right. The MKH LP plays great! I really love it and with Zzounds play as you pay it's so affordable!
Style of Music: Classic rock, metal, blues.
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Overall: I have always liked Epiphone guitars. This one is one of my favorites! You dont have to play metal to appreciate the nice tones this guitar puts out. EMG pickup's sound just purely amazing! The finish on this guitar is spot on and I received it with no defects from Zzounds. The killpot is a big plus in my book. I am switching from an Epiphone Les Paul Junior and the differences are night and day. The guitar does weigh more than my Junior but that is to be expected and the weight isnt substantial over my Junior. The only drawback would be that the pickups require a 9v battery to operate. This isnt a deal breaker for me because it pumps out amazing sound. I wanted to mention the battery just in case someone does not want to change a battery in a limited edition guitar.
Style of Music: Rock, hard rock, alternative, some metal
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