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Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar

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Epiphone presents the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit, Epiphone' second Les Paul collaboration with one of the most exciting guitarists on the planet, Tommy œSpaceman Thayer of KISS.

In 2014, Epiphone' Tommy Thayer Limited Edition œSpaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit was an instant success. Now for 2015, Tommy is back with another one-of-a-kind Les Paul design, the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit featuring a beautiful custom finish and Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers especially chosen by Tommy himself along with a custom hard case.

"My new "White Lightning" signature model is the pinnacle of looks, style and flash, says Tommy. œI'm proud to put my name on a serious guitar that can be enjoyed at home or rock the biggest stages in the world."

There has never been an American rock and roll band like KISS, recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the greatest trailblazing rock bands of all time. And Tommy œSpaceman Thayer' life story is the classic tale of a musician who knew from childhood that his future was on stage, playing a Les Paul.

Thayer has been part of the KISS family since 1985 as a songwriter and guitarist, working behind-the-scenes at rehearsals and on studio demos. Finally, in 2002, Tommy became a full-fledged member, joining KISS on stage as the iconic œSpaceman and giving the rock legends an explosive new sound and attitude. Now with the new Ltd. Ed Tommy Thayer 2015 Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit, Tommy is ready to rock with a new sound and a killer new Les Paul.

The Dream of Les Paul
Just as Tommy Thayer always dreamed of playing a Les Paul on stage, so did the guitar' inventor, Mr. Les Paul, dream of making a guitar that could œsustain for days. Les, or the Wizard of Waukesha as friends called him, set out to revolutionize the world of guitar in the early 1940s. And the factory where Les chose to design his ground breaking guitar?

Epiphone! Working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City with the support of long time friend and Epiphone founder, Epi Stathopoulo, Les' early solid body guitar experiments eventually led to the iconic Les Paul Standard we know today. Over 50 years since it first appeared, the Les Paul Standard remains one of the most sought-after guitars in the world. And now, Epiphone once again has collaborated with one of modern rock' greatest lead guitarists, Tommy Thayer, to make the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit.

Modern Look, Classic Sound
The Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit features a solid mahogany body and a plain maple veneer top finished in beautiful Metallic White with a chrome colored pickguard, all chosen by Tommy. The body also has 7-ply (pure white and black) binding on the top and single-ply pure white binding on the fingerboard.

Tommy' new Les Paul has a mahogany body that delivers the classic tone and sustain that all true Les Pauls are known for. The 1960s SlimTaper œD profile mahogany neck has a deep-set, glued-in neck joint, a 24.75 scale length, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a 1.68" nut. The headstock has "Tommy Thayer engraved on a chrome/metal truss rod cover.

Like all Epiphone Les Paul Standards, the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul features a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut (in matching white!) for more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by œstring-tree gadgets. The rosewood fingerboard has a 12 radius and pearloid trapezoid inlays. And the hand-set neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance while the medium-jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone.

Seymour Duncan Humbuckers
Seymour Duncan is world renown as one of the foremost experts in electric pickups. And for his "White Lightning" Les Paul, Tommy choose two outstanding Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers. Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers are the original archetype hot-rod humbucker and one of Duncan' earliest and most revered designs. For over 30 years, Les Paul fans have loved JB Humbuckers, which are great for everything from heavy blues to heavy metal.

The neck pickup features a covered JB humbucker with chrome mounting rings while the bridge pickup features an open-coil JB Humbucker with white bobbins. Controls are standard Les Paul style volume and tone potentiometers with white "Top Hats" with metal pointers.

Legendary Epiphone Hardware
The Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit features Epiphone' legendary rock solid nickel hardware including a locking Tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge and a StopBar tailpiece, still a classic after 50 years. And now, Epiphone' updated, patent pending design auto-locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for the kind of sustain that Mr. Les Paul always imagined possible. The Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit uses 1 diameter potentiometers for better œthrow, longer life, and reliable service. Epiphone' all-metal 3-way toggle switch uses rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance and Epiphone' proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. Tommy' new "White Lightning" signature model comes pro Grover Rotomatics machine heads with a superb 18:1 tuning ratio. And last but not least, the 2015 has its own matching custom hard case in a Pure White finish.

Custom Hard Case and Certificate of Authenticity
This special guitar comes with an œInspired by Custom Studded Leather Strap just like Tommy' original, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, a binder with certificate and official photograph, and Epiphone' customary accessories including a user' manual, Epiphone poster, Epiphone bumper sticker, and truss rod wrench.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: JB humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: JB humbucking
  • Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, tools, certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

KISS ROCKS THE WORLD

By SPACEACE77

from HOSCHTON

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  • Fun To Play

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    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar:

    EVERY KISS FAN SHOULD OWN THIS GUITAR

     
    5.0

    Fantastic value!

    By Gonzo

    from Sparks Nevada

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        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar:

        This guitar came set up very well right out of the box! I lowered the action slightly myself and the neck feels fast and very easy to fret. White hard shell case is awesome as well. The manager, Justin Givens, and the rest of the guitar center staff were very helpful throughout the ordering process.

         
        5.0

        Fantastic value!

        By Gonzo

        from Sparks Nevada

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar:

          Action was great out of the box! I lowered it a little myself, but wow this guitar is easy to play, sounds fantastic! No issues with finish, or electronics. White hard shell case is beautiful. I would recommend this guitar to anyone, and was very surprised by the quality of today's Epiphone product line. Guitar center staff was fantastic especially manager Justin Givens. Looking forward to good years ahead!

           
          5.0

          "One of the best guitar purchases I've ever made!"

          By Ranj Allen

          from Pearl,MS

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          Pros

          • Absolutely Gorgeous
          • Beautiful White Case
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Stays in tune

          Cons

          • I Can Find Nothing Wrong
          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar:

          For one thing,this guitar is beautiful! It is an Epiphone so it is affordable.The electronics work flawlessly.The guitar plays like a dream & stays in tune really well.The Seymore Duncan pickups sound great!I had to have the guitar set up but once it was I loved it!Thanks to Tommy Thayer & Epiphone for a truly killer guitar!!!
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          5.0

          I loved this guitar already set-up.

          By guitarman, Mike

          from tell city, indiana

          Pros

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            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit Electric Guitar:

            I just love the tone and sound

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