Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7
Epiphone and Trivium's Matt Heafy present the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string, a totally killer original take on the world famous Les Paul. Designed in close collaboration with Matt Heafy, each Ltd. Ed. 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 book on how to play a Les Paul go right out the window when Heafy plugs in, and his revolutionary use of an LP Custom seven-string is a breakthrough in contemporary metal and hard rock. Now, Matt Heafy joins an illustrious group of Epiphone artists like Slash, Frank Iero, Joe Bonamassa, and Zakk Wylde with the introduction his signature Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7.
Matt Heafy talks about his guitar and Trivium:
Custom Sound, Custom Color
This Matt Heafy signature Les Paul features an all 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 7-string features 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 1960s 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 Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string features a 1 7/8" nut. 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 his Les Paul Custom-7 seven string feature black active EMG pickups voiced especially for the guitar's unique profile. This seven-string features an EMG-707 in the neck position and an EMG 81-7 in the lead or bridge position. The 81-7 is EMG's king high output pickup, designed especially for 7-string lead guitarists. The EMG 81-7 excels at high volume overdrive. The EMG-707 has long been the standard 7-string guitar pickup since its introduction in 2001. The 707 features Alnico V magnets with wide aperture coils, which beef up the low B tone while offering a more responsive and super tight overall sound. An easy-access 9V battery compartment can be found on the back of each guitar.
The Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 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 7-string includes Epiphone's made-to-last heavy duty hardware including Epiphone StrapLocks and a black LockTone Tune-o-matic-7/StopBar. Both guitars feature deluxe die-cast machine heads with metal "tulip buttons" with a 14:1 tuning ratio.
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- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Plain Maple Veneer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1960s 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, (white phenolic fretboard on white finish model)
- Neck Pickup (7-string): EMG-707
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Bridge Pickup (7-string): EMG-81-7
- 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 (7-string): Tune-o-matic-7/Stopbar
- Nut Width (7-string): 1-7/8"
- Hardware: Black
- Machine Heads: Deluxe Diecast with metal Tulip Buttons 14:1 ratio
- Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty with metal output jack plate
- Includes: Epiphone StrapLocks
- Optional Hard Case (940-ENLPCS), Case UPC = 711106261591
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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