Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom 6 String

Axcess Neck Joint and EMG Loaded

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Jed Van Wyngaardt

The Epiphone Matt Heafy Signature Les Paul is an instrument of pure metal: with all black hardware and a black gloss finish there's nothing darker! The Axcess neck join makes it incredibly comfortable to play and the genuine EMG humbuckers give the super high output required to push your amp to its very limits!

Here's what Epiphone say about the Matt Heafy Signature Les Paul

Epiphone and Trivium's Matt Heafy present the Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom and the Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string, two new and totally killer original takes 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. Trivium's records have sold over 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 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 of two signature models, the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom and the Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7.

What Matt says:

"It is an honor and a privilege to call myself an Epiphone artist. Epiphone has given me the opportunity to craft exactly the kind of guitar I have always dreamed of: The Epiphone Matthew Kiichi Heafy Signature Les Paul Custom.

The MKH LPC has been carefully designed over the last few years. My idea was to create a guitar that could withstand a brutal around the world tour schedule and also one that I would be able to record with in delicate technical proficiency.

The inspiration model for the Epiphone MKH LPC was my very first Gibson Les Paul Custom that my father purchased for me when I was 12. That same guitar has been recorded on most Trivium albums. Epiphone took all the dimensions and configurations of my Les Paul and we added to it a series of playability specifications that I had fine-tuned on the guitar over the years, including adding EMG 81/85 pickups and an Axcess heel (to achieve an easier playability at the highest frets). With those little modifications and a base-modeling of my original LPC - the guitar was complete.

The Epiphone Matthew Kiichi Heafy Les Paul Custom is an instrument built with the intent that the same instrument I play live and in-studio would be the same that any guitar player could afford. I stand behind the guitar and am proud to call Epiphone my home."

Specifications

  • 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
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony with Pearloid Block Inlays
  • Neck Pickup (6-String): EMG-85
  • Bridge Pickup (6-String): EMG-81
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22, Medium-Jumbo
  • Bridge (6-String): LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Includes: Epiphone StrapLocks
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