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Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Explorer Electric Guitar (with Case)

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer's "White Lightning" Explorer is armed with Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers and a chrome pickguard to complete its sharp look. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Seymour Duncan JB pickup Hotter output and smooth, vintage feel
SlimTaper D neck profile Comfortable, familiar-feeling neck shape

Epiphone Tommy Thayer Explorer

Epiphone presents the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Explorer Electric Guitar, the third signature model designed with legend Tommy "Spaceman" Thayer of KISS. Featuring the classic Explorer body in a Custom Metallic White finish plus Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers chosen by Thayer, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a custom hard case and more. Plus, each Ltd. Ed. "White Lightning" Explorer also includes a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity in a presentation binder.

White Lightning Strikes Twice

Tommy "Spaceman" Thayer returns with his third custom Epiphone, the "White Lightning" Explorer Outfit, inspired by his "White Lightning" Les Paul. Tommy Thayer's new Explorer features a classic Mahogany body with black and white binding on the top, and a chrome-metal pickguard. The Mahogany neck has a 1960's SlimTaper-D profile that is glued to the body with a Mortise & Tenon joint. The neck has a traditional 24.75" scale length and a smooth Torrefied Composite fingerboard with pearloid "Dot" inlays. The adjustable truss rod has a chrome cover engraved with "Tommy Thayer" and a limited edition "White Lightning" logo on the back of the headstock.

Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers

Once again, Tommy Thayer as chosen legendary Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers for his new Signature Explorer. Seymour Duncan began his career in the 1960s customizing pickups for legends like Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck. Thayer chose a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker with chrome mounting rings for the neck position and another JB "open-coil" with white bobbins in the bridge position. Open coil-humbuckers are inspired by legends like Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers who found their lead/bridge pickups had more "bite" if they removed the covers. White "TopHat" knobs control each pickup's Volume and Tone and Epiphone's all-metal 3-way pickup selector has a chrome cap and metal washer.

Rock Solid Hardware:

Like all Epiphones, Tommy Thayer's "White Lightning" Explorer comes with rock solid/road ready hardware including a heavy-duty 1/4" non-rotating output jack with chrome-metal jack plate and a classic LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for superb action and intonation. Mini-Grover Rotomatics offer a super pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio. A custom white hard case is included along with a Studded Leather Strap designed by Tommy Thayer along with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Features

- Designed with Tommy Thayer of KISS
- Custom Metallic White finish
- Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers
- Includes Hard Case, Studded Leather Strap, and Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity

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Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
Neck Joint: Glued In; Mortise & Tenon
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Chrome, Metal: Engraved "Tommy Thayer"
Nut: White; Imitation Bone
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Torrefied Composite with pearloid "Dot" inlays
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker; Covered with chrome mounting rings
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker; Open-Coil with white bobbins
Controls:
-- Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector with chrome cap and metal washer
-- Neck Pickup Volume
-- Bridge Pickup Volume
-- Neck Pickup Tone
-- Bridge Pickup Tone
Binding:
-- Body Top - 7 ply (Pure White/Black)
-- Body Back - None
-- Headstock - None
-- Fingerboard - 1 ply (Pure White)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width: 1.68"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Mini-Grover Rotomatics 18.1 ratio
Pickguard: PVC; Chrome Color
Knobs: White "Top Hats" with metal pointers
Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty with chrome, metal jack plate
Other: Limited Edition 'White Lightning" Logo on back of headstock
Includes:
-- Custom "White" Hard Case
-- Hard Case (SKU = TBD)
-- Case UPC = TBD
-- Inspired by Custom Studded Leather Strap (like Tommy's)
-- Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity in presentation binder
-- User's Manual
-- Truss Rod Wrench
-- Epiphone Poster
-- Epiphone Bumper Sticker
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EDTHMWNH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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Overall: I had this now for about 5 months, and gig almost every weekend. This guitar has really hot pickups, but aren't muddy, surprisingly versatile,and react well to volume roll off. I even play a bit of country on this thing, and it's pretty convincing. The case and strap are nice too, although I wish the straps was a couple if inches longer due my height, and the case, although well made, is white, and starting to get marked up from use Overall, I LOVE this Guitar! I didn't buy it for the certificate of authenticity or poster, I bought it because of all of the upgrades you would normally do to a mid level guitar, Duncan pickups, Grover machine heads, hardshell case, etc. The sweet metallic white paint and strap are just a bonus! The setup was good out if the box, although I had to set the intonation. I will be taking it to a luthier soon for a really good setup, but it's very playable as Is! I love this so much that I'm thinking if buying a second one!
Style of Music: Classic rock, Hair Metal (old school), blues, country
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Overall: Great guitar except out of the box mine was unplayable it looked has it been played before. The frets were so sharp on both sides of neck I mean sharp to the point of playing it for less than 10 min cut two of my fingers. I was going to return but they were sold out so I went ahead and got it fixed cost me 70 bucks but I do really like this guitar after it was fixed. It's awesome there a few flaws on neck binding and neck was out of whack also so after getting frets fixed and neck adjusted so it was playable it rocks now and love playing this guitar I would of returned it for same one because the frets were really bad and a few flaws on binding on neck. But overall great guitar and love it now. Plays has good has some of my American Gibsons and other high end guitars.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Classic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, R&B
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