The name “Epiphone” springs from the Greek language and is a combination of proprietor Epaminondas Stathopoulos, “Epi” and “Phone”. Epiphone also has products like banjos, double basses, and other string instruments apart from guitars. When it comes to guitar builders: Epiphone, Inc. reserves top position in the list. 146 years ago during Ottoman Empire, Anastasios started the company in Smyrna, Greece; afterward Smyrna city became a neighborhood Turkish Ottoman Empire and therefore the city is now referred to as Izmir.
In 1957 Gibson Brands, Inc. purchased Epiphone, Inc. and moved it in Kalamazoo, Michigan from New York. Epiphone line proposed 43 different models over a variety of models and budgets by the 90s; then David Berryman President of Gibson opened an Epiphone office in Seoul. The creation of an office in Seoul clothed to be the most turning decision for brand spanking new Epiphone as engineers and luthiers were appointed to reinforce the merchandise quality.
During this intense operation, Epiphone product changed from remembrance as Epiphone’s engineers removed all the issues and redeveloped new pickups, bridges, toggle switches, and fret inlays and even those unique features just like the metal E logo and frequentation tailpiece. After the intense efforts are taken by the corporate, Epiphone finally launched newly designed products within the market and got massive response from the audience.
In the late 90s, Epiphone released the John Lee Hooker Sheratons and therefore the Noel Gallagher Supernovas and Advanced Jumbo Series and a number of other important signature models and set the benchmark in the music industry. Epiphone strengthened its position within the acoustic market by introducing the range of elitists in 2000. In 2004 Epiphone opened a replacement factory in China thanks to the high international demand.
Jazz greats like George Van Eps, American guitarist and songwriter like Hank Garland, American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Lee Hooker, and scores of mandolin, archtop who were legends in the field, played Epiphone instruments daily and even over nationwide broadcasts.
A piece of wonderful news for you If you don’t want to pay the $4,000 that charged the Slash Gibson signature but you’re a big fan of Velvet Revolver’s guitar player and always wanted to own one of its signature guitars, Epiphone, Inc. has released an affordable and smaller genre of Gibson’s Slash Les Paul Standard Plus-Top Guitar signature. The Les Paul Standard Plus-Top Epiphone is a variant of the standard Les Paul Epiphone.
The Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plus-Top features a Vintage Tombstone Tuners along with the Graphite nut and solid mahogany body with a carved maple top, weight relieved mahogany neck, Rounded Slash neck profile, rosewood fingerboard Finish with satin on the neck, 2 ways flexible truss rod and Set in joint. 3-way pickup switch, and a few volume and tone controls, LockTone Tune-o-Matic Bridge and Stop Bar Tailpiece, 2 Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro (neck and bridge version) Humbucker pickups.
This guitar is out there during a Deep and rich tobacco sunburst finish with long neck tenon and two-way truss rod. The Fretboard is formed from Ebony Material, with 22 medium jumbo frets, 12″ radius, standard 24.75″ scale, and Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm). The Clipped-Ear headstock is meant during a traditional way and features a standard 2-way adjustable truss rod. The LPS is consists of 18 tones and is light in weight.
And is additionally featured with a switch that says 50, 250, and 500 for the intensity, a introduce and Out switch, a three-way toggle, one volume, one tone, two Electar low impedance humbucking pickups. The tune-o-Matic bridge is meant with the intention to supply ease while adjusting the strings. it’s designed with a 3-way pickup switch with no coil tap or split and kill switch.
It’s designed with Single cutaway body shape with right-handed orientation and glossy finish. Fishman Powerbridge pickup and great raw sound just make the guitar stand out. One doesn’t have to switch the guitar when need an acoustic sound just flip the switched and that’s it.
• Solid mahogany body
• Flamed Maple Top
• Deep, rich Tobacco Sunburst Finish
• Slash Profile Neck, gloss finish
• Long Neck Tenon (’59 as on Custom shop)
• Double action, 2-way truss rod
• Scale: 24-3/4″
• Nut width: 1-11/16″
• Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II pickups
• 2 volume, 2 tones,
• 1 – 3-way toggle
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Graphite nut
• 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
• Grover machine heads
• Vintage Tombstone Tuners
• LockTone locking Tune-O-Matic bridge
• LockTone stop bar tailpiece
• Nickel Hardware
• Trapezoid inlay
• Bound Body and Fingerboard
• Body shape: Single cutaway
• Body type: Solid body
• Body material: Solid wood
• Top wood: Carved Maple
• Body wood: Weight relieved Mahogany
• Body finish: Gloss
• Orientation: Right-handed
• Neck shape: Rounded, custom “Slash”
• Neck wood: Mahogany
• Joint: Set-in
• Scale length: 24.75 in.
• Truss rod: 2-way adjustable
• Neck finish: Satin
• Material: Ebony
• Radius: 12 in.
• Fret size: Medium jumbo
• Number of frets: 22
• Inlays: Trapezoid
• Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm)
• Configuration: HH
• Neck: “Slash” Humbucker; APH-2N; Open-coil; Black
• Middle: Not applicable
• Bridge: “Slash” Humbucker; APH-2B; Open-coil; Black
• Brand: Seymour Duncan
• Active or passive pickups: Active
• Series or parallel: Series
• Piezo: No
• Active EQ: No
• Special electronics: Tone controls with Sprague Orange drop capacitor
• Control layout: Volume, tone 2
• Pickup switch: 3-way
• Coil tap or split: No
• Kill switch: No
• Bridge type: Fixed
• Bridge design: Tune-o-Matic
• Tailpiece: Stopbar
• Tuning machines: Deluxe with tulip
Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plus-Top is going to be available on 14th and therefore the price of the same has not been announced yet. Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plus-Top is the perfect piece for the slash lovers and really handy to use. Durability and standard for affordable quality of Epiphone products always attract musicians around the world.