Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar (with Case)

Epiphone captures the mojo of Adam Jones' prized 1979 Les Paul Custom with this slick signature model. A Gibson-style open book headstock adds authenticity.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Reverse-Mounted Custombucker Neck position; aggressive, yet balanced tone
Seymour Duncan Distortion Bridge position; aggressive tone
Orange Drop capacitors Delivers great high-end sparkle and warmth
LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge Epiphone proprietary lock-in hardware

Multi-platinum-selling and four-time Grammy Award winner Adam Jones, from the band Tool, is one of rock's most talented and sonically innovative guitarists. Now Epiphone has partnered with the Gibson Custom Shop to create a model that pays tribute to what Adam calls "one of my top favorite guitars of all time" - his Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom. It has a three-piece maple neck with a custom Adam Jones profile, an ebony fretboard, and a mahogany body with a maple cap. Finished in Antique Silverburst, it also features a Custombucker pickup in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the bridge position, along with CTS potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors. It also has a Gibson "open book" headstock profile and even comes with a replica two-inch convex mirror included in the Deluxe Protector Series hardshell case.

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- Made in collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop
- 3-piece maple neck with a custom Adam Jones profile
- Ebony fretboard with mother of pearl inlay
- Solid mahogany body with a maple cap
- Custombucker pickup in the neck and a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the bridge
- Gibson "open book" headstock profile
- Deluxe Protector Series hardshell case and Replica 2-inch convex mirror included

-Body Style: Les Paul
-Material: Mahogany
-Top: Maple
-Binding: 7-ply Top, 5-ply Back and Headstock, Single-ply Neck
-Neck: 3-Piece Maple
-Profile: Adam Jones Custom Profile
-Nut Width: 43mm
-Fingerboard: Ebony
-Scale Length: 628.65mm/24.75 in
-Number of frets: 22
-Nut: Graph Tech
-Inlay: Mother of Pearl
-Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic
-Tailpiece: Epiphone LockTone Stop Bar
-Plating: Nickel
-Neck Pickup: Custombucker, Reverse Mounted
-Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion
-Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitors
-Bag/Case: Protector Series Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Antique Silverburst, with Case
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGCAJLPC79NH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted February 15, 2024 by Matthew S in Atlanta, GA

"This is the One"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I'm going to start this by saying even if you aren't a Tool fan, this is probably the Les Paul for you if you like to play a bit on the heavier side. This is a wonderful lead guitar, but probably an even better rhythm guitar. The three-piece maple neck is going to be stronger than a mahogany neck. The ebony fretboard is smoother than rosewood (or laurel and pau ferro) and feels as good as a maple board. The actual mother of pearl inlays are incredible to look at. The custombucker in the neck is a wonderful pickup - it's going to be difficult to find a better traditional humbucker. The aesthetics of a silverburst are a sight to behold - the metallic paint dances in the light. The neck plays great - nice and thin, but not an Ibanez. The weight of this model is substantial, but not overbearing. And despite their appearance, the tuners work great, feel great, and the only reason to replace them would be if you prefer locking tuners. The pots turn smoothly without static, and the three-way switch is acceptable. The fretwork is equal to most $3000 guitars out there. The biggest downside to this guitar was the thing I thought I'd like the most, the Duncan Distortion in the bridge. You'll never be able to get a truly clean sound without turning down the volume on the bridge. However, the tone of it when you go to a distorted channel is mesmerizing, and I understand why it's so loved. Playing in the middle position, I found that I typically dislike it on Les Pauls, but on this one, it's read more the most usable I've come across. The case is also really nice - probably one of the best I've had included with a guitar. If you love Tool, this is a far better purchase than the Gibson Adam Jones Standard Les Paul. If you love silverburst Customs, this is the one. I'm really pleased with this purchase.

Musical Background:

Musical Style:
Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Alt Metal
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