The future of the LP Custom in a 7-string.
Epiphone and Trivium's Matt Heafy present the the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string, a new and totally killer original take on the world famous Les Paul. Designed in close collaboration with Matt Heafy, each Limited Edition 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.
Custom Sound, Custom Color:
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 a LP Custom. Like all great Les Pauls, the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 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 cut to 1-7/8" on the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7. 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.
The Power of EMG Pickups:
Matt Heafy asked that the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven string 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 the guitar.
No Compromise Electronics:
The Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven string feature 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 Ω 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, the Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 includes Epiphone’s made-to-last heavy duty hardware including Epiphone StrapLocks, and a Tune-o-matic-7/StopBar on the 7-string. The Limited Edition Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 also features deluxe die-cast machine heads with metal “tulip buttons” with a 14:1 tuning ratio.
Case not included.
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- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Plain maple veneer
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
- Neck Joint: Glued in at deep-set neck joint with "Axcess" heel
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply (black/white); "MKH Les Paul Custom" in white
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard inlay: Pearloid block inlays
- Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut width: 1-7/8"
- Binding: Body Top - 7 ply (white/black), Headstock - 5 ply (white/black), Fingerboard - 1 ply (white)
- Pickups: EMG-707 (neck), EMG-81-7 (bridge),(pickups are powered by a 9 volt battery accessible on the back of guitar)
- Controls: Black Speed Knobs (neck volume/neck tone w/KillPot/bridge volume/bridge tone)
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic-7/Stopbar
- Output Jack: Heavy duty Epiphone 1/4" non-rotating
- Machine Heads: Deluxe die-cast with black metal tulip buttons 14:1
- Color: Ebony (gloss)
- Case: Not Included