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Epiphone and Trivium's Matt Heafy have team up to create the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string guitar, a totally killer original take on the world-famous Les Paul. Designed in ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Epiphone and Trivium's Matt Heafy have team up to create the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string guitar, 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 his 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 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 with the introduction of this signature model.

The Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 features an all blacked-out ebony gloss finish that's especially striking on the sleek profile of an LP Custom. Like all great Les Pauls, it 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 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 1 7/8". 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.

Matt Heafy asked that these models feature black active EMG pickups voiced especially for the guitar's unique profile The Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 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 Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven string 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? 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, it includes Epiphone's made-to-last heavy-duty hardware including Epiphone StrapLocks, including a tune-o-matic-7/StopBar on this special seven-string. It also features deluxe die-cast machine heads with metal "tulip buttons" with a 14:1 tuning ratio. Case sold separately.


  • 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-707
  • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
  • Bridge Pickup: 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
  • Bridge: LockTone tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Binding Body Top - 7-ply (White/Black)
  • Headstock - 5-ply (White/Black)
  • Fingerboard - 1-ply (White)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets 22; medium-jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8"
  • Hardware: Black
  • Machine Heads: Deluxe Die-cast with metal Tulip Buttons 14:1 ratio
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty with metal output jack plate
  • Color: Ebony (gloss)
  • Includes Epiphone StrapLocks
  • Case sold separately
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Plays & sounds better than its price tag!

By Eric

from Madison, WI

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 Electric Guitar:

I have never really been a fan of signature model guitars until this guitar. I've been wanting to pick up a 7 string for a while now and wasn't looking to invest thousands. I'm a huge Trivium fan so naturally this guitar caught my eye. I was nervous about blind purchasing but there were two videos that sold me. One was the guitar world review ( and the other was Matt Heafy himself ( If you are on the fence about purchasing, don't be. This plays, sounds, and feels more like a Gibson Les Paul Custom than an Epiphone. I've owned the guitar for a little over a month now and this stands up to my other two guitars (Gibson Explorer and Jackson RR1). If anyone is curious, this model fits (snugly) in the Epiphone hard shell. The case is not included.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great value - awesome features for a low price point!


from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 Electric Guitar:

I'd been playing for upwards of 7 years and decided it was time to check the market for a good 7 string. I'm a huge Trivium fan so once I saw this guitar, I knew I had to have it. From the moment I took it out of the box I haven't been disappointed yet. First of all it looks amazing - great les paul custom style and sleek black finish and hardware. The ebony fretboard not only adds to the stealthy look, but is a feature I'm only used to seeing on much pricier guitars. It also helps add crispness and punch that prevents the low register notes from sounding too muddy with distortion. As the features suggest, this guitar was made for metal. The EMG-81-7 has the familiar sound of its 6-string brother, and the 707 in the neck makes for very clear and deep bass tones that shine through on clean settings. The axcess neck joint creates unimpeded access to the higher frets, and is a welcome feature if you're used to playing other les paul-styled guitars. Just a few comments, but nothing that I think takes away from the guitar. It is very heavy! - At least compared to any that I've ever played before. That being said, when standing and playing with a strap, the weight balances very well. Also, if you're going from a guitar with extra-jumbo frets, you may experience some difficulty getting used to the medium-jumbo frets on this model. Only a slight difference but it might cause some notes to go dead during a bend until you get used to it. The last thing of note is that while it isn't advertised in the guitar specifications, the neck tone control doubles as a kill switch! That was a cool little added feature. All in all the guitar looks, feels and plays great. I haven't owned it for very long, but already I suggest picking it up. Either as a Trivium fan, or someone looking to try out a 7 string for the first time, you won't be disappointed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


If you hold this guitar you will have to have it!

By Mark Carrico

from California

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 Electric Guitar:

I tried the six string version of this guitar. After that I had to have one. However, I would need to and also could not give up one of my other six strings, so I had to really think about this. I have been wanting to try a seven string for the extra octave. After a month, I have only been playing this epiphany 7-string!. I am in awe. It is better than I expected. It has more range than I expected. It is perfect for me in every way. I truly would not want to have any other electric guitar. I love its voice and intonation. In fact I think that I now want an accoustic Epiphone (Masterbilt). In fact I think that this guitar has brought back passion for music that I had three decades ago when I was a teen. This instrument is absolutely exciting to play! If you do not choose this particular instument then find one that brings out your passion. The best instrument in the world is the one that you want to play everyday. Celebrate everyday


Best Guitar I have Ever Played

By Generic Derek

from Savannah GA

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 Electric Guitar:

    Being a huge Matt Heafy fan this was really a no brainer. But I got more than I expected with this guitar. The sound I am getting out of it is amazing. I have a few Jacksons and they doesn't even come close to this custom. The clean tones on it are real bright and the heavy tones have a cleanness to them but really hard hitting. Sounds just like playing a Trivium song. The pick ups were a good choice. The neck is a little long but it works really well with with the size and shape of the guitar. Good spacing in between the strings, they aren't too far apart or too close together. The neck is finished but very smooth and something you can keep a hold of while you play. Overall I have nothing bad to say about this guitar. Definitely worth every cent.

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