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Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups  

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The SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar from Epiphone is based on the original Gibson SG design. The Prophecy guitar boasts an EMG-81 humbucker in the bridge position for great attack and sustain du... Read More

Overview

The SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar from Epiphone is based on the original Gibson SG design. The Prophecy guitar boasts an EMG-81 humbucker in the bridge position for great attack and sustain during solos and an EMG-85 humbucker at the neck for fat, great-sounding rhythm. Lavish features on this guitar include a highly figured quilt maple top on a solid mahogany body, pearl inlay knobs, strap locks, graphite nut, Grover tuners, a bound ebony fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and a deep, rich midnight ebony finish. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. The Prophecy guitar's hard maple set neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide a playground two full octaves in length.

Features
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Hard Maple SpeedTaper D Profile,
  • Satin finish set neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Highly-figured quilted maple top
  • Eye-catching pearl knob
  • Strap-locks
  • Graphite nut
  • LockTone locking Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover machine heads
  • Deep, rich midnight ebony finish
  • "Made in USA" pickups
  • EMG-81/85 humbuckers
  • 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Unique blade inlay pattern
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EpiphoneSG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!

I just recently bought this guitar, and wow, i was blown away at its sound! It has a nice crisp tone, pickups are extremely nice (sick sustain), and its neck is...Read complete review

I just recently bought this guitar, and wow, i was blown away at its sound! It has a nice crisp tone, pickups are extremely nice (sick sustain), and its neck is extremely nice and slick. The all around performance of this guitar is astounding! Now to move on to the looks. Lets just say that the pictures on this sight DO NOT do justice to the beauty of this guitar. it is So clean, and yet "grunge" looking at the same time, I love it! So it may not be a Gibson, but if you ask me it plays just as good! For the price its a steal. - Josh

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good guitar... the neck on mine was warped and the bridge was drilled in to close to the neck.

This guitar sounds great, but ive spent so much time trying to get the neck and bridge set right that ive finally given up. This guitar just wont stay in tune either even though...Read complete review

This guitar sounds great, but ive spent so much time trying to get the neck and bridge set right that ive finally given up. This guitar just wont stay in tune either even though the gears are really nice. im getting a PRS

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good guitar... the neck on mine was warped and the bridge was drilled in to close to the neck.

By bshoc

from Hagerstown, MD

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

This guitar sounds great, but ive spent so much time trying to get the neck and bridge set right that ive finally given up. This guitar just wont stay in tune either even though the gears are really nice. im getting a PRS

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing.

By S. Cochran

from Norfolk, VA

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

Walked into a pawn shop, my eyes went straight to this guitar. Got it in mint condition, almost brand new.. Not a scratch or chip on it for 300 bucks. I have never been so happy with a guitar. Action is perfect, th e fret board is soooo smooth and fast. The pick ups scream.. Everything about this guitar is amazing.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Eddy Salem

from San Diego, California

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

This guitar is amazing. I was never really big with Epiphone until I found this guitar and tried it out. It sounds great especially with the EMG's and the type of music I play. The guitar looks alot better than it does in the picture. One of my favorite guitars, and I love the wide neck it has. I've had it for a couple months and I don't regret it at all.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Near Perfect!

By Ryan A.

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

I loved this guitar so much when I tried it out, I almost got down on one knee before it! Okay, I'm exagerrating there, but really, it's a great guitar. Not only is it a beautiful-looking guitar, but you've got seemingly endless sustain and incredibly powerful tone that's great for heavy music. Plus you've got the 24 frets and the flawless access to the upper register. The only problems I have with this guitar are the fact that the pickups are active humbuckers, so they require batteries, and while the neck and fingerboard are lightning fast, the back of the neck leaves a residue on your hand. Also, the guitar is a bit heavy, so hold on tight! While you may be able to afford a real Gibson at this price, I would rather buy a pricier Epiphone than a cheap Gibson. Overall, a great guitar with a dark look.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EPIC WIN

By Julian the guitarist

from new york

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

HIS GUITAR IS AMAZING!!! the emg pick ups make it sound great,the grover tuners make it stay in tune great,the awsome finish with the white outline looks amazing,and the inlays are insane! one thing that i have noticed is that its neck is not as chunky as normal sgs, its much smaller, which i guess would be a good thing. the only problem i had with this guitar was that when i first got it, the action was extremely high.also the neck doesnt have a glossy finish, it has a diffeent finish, but its still good. it feels good and plays great, i would definetaly recommend this guitar for its price.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soon to be my next guitar!

By WGT

from Greenville,SC

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

I played this guitar today at my local Guitar Center. I was originally planning on getting an ESP LTD EC-1000 VB, but this guitar changed my mind. First off it has the EMG 81/85 unlike the EC-1000 which has the EMG 81/60. The price on this guitar is better on the wallet, and it plays better. It also, unlike many Gibson or Epiphone products, has 24 frets, which means a full two octave scale and its possible to solos in songs by Slayer, Metallica, ect. I love the SG body style because it allows for more reach around near the base of the neck. The matte finish on the neck helps keep it from getting grimy from your palms and allows a smoother slide up and down the neck. Overall an amazing guitar!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LEGEN- wait for it - DARY

By Ryan

from Manchester, Iowa

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

I love this guitar. I had been looking for a new one different from my Squire Strat and I was looking at Les Pauls but then i saw this guitar and was amazed at how it looked so the first chance I had I went and played it. I was blown away from this guitar. I bought It soon after and i just absolutely love it. Plays great, looks amazing, much better in person and the neck is so smooth and fast not to mention 24 frets. This is definatly a guitar you wanna buy if you play lead or even this does great rythym its an amazing guitar. It did come with the strap loks which i heard it didnt and it went great with my grey dunlop flambe strap. It did have a bit of fret buzzing but it is easily fixed so go do yourself a favor, buy this guitar.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Epiphone that gives ESP Vipers a run for their money!

By derrick

from Dayton, OH

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

This guitar is unbeliveable! I didnt even know about it untill I went to my local guitar center. It caught my eye like a diamond in the rough. This guitar is absoutly loaded with top notch hardware & features like Grover machine heads, Tonepros bridge, top of the line active EMG pickups, silky-smooth satin finished binded neck, 24 frets, unique lighting bolt inlays, quilt top mighdnight ebony finish. Honestly I was a little sceptical of it being an epiphone, until the second I played it. I own a USA Gibson SG Classic and as much as I hate to admit it this guitar is better. If this exact same guitar said Gibson on the headstock it would easily be double the price and it would still be worth every penny! I dont care If your a beginner or a professional musician, if you like sg's & like to play metal, buy it.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Who cares if it's Epiphone?

By Ryan Laureano

from Snohomish!!

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

When i first went into the shop, i tried a B.C Rich Kerry King V, my sister didn't like it and found this, I looked at the headstock and almost didn't try it, then i realized how awsome it looked. I never thought an epiphone would sound this good. I checked the pickup brand. EMG. I checked the back, then i realized they were EMG 81 85 Actives.I used to think epiphone as a poser brand. This guitar proved me wrong.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet

By Tim

from Minnesota

Comments about Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups:

Awesome sounding guitar in the clean position and it just rocks in overdrive! Looks even better in person and feels light without feeling cheap.

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