Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte “Jotun” Les Paul Custom (2017)

The Epiphone Björn Gelotte “Jotun” Les Paul Custom Outfit was inspired by the In Flames classic co-written with Gelotte for the band’s 1997 album, Whoracle. The “Jotun” Les Paul Custom Outfit has a classic Mahogany body in a Bone White color finish. The body top, back, and headstock have traditional Les Paul Custom style cream and black 5-layer binding while the fingerboard has single ply cream binding. The Mahogany neck has a Rounded Custom ’59 Profile and a smooth Ebony fretboard with 22 Medium Jumbo frets, classic block pearloid inlays, a standard 24.75″ scale, and a 12″ radius. The headstock has the “Epiphone” logo in pearloid along with an In Flames “Jester” inlay in pearloid. The back of the headstock has an “Epiphone Limited Edition” logo in gold. The “bell-shaped” truss rod cover is gold plated with an engraving of Björn’s signature. And on Gelotte’s request, the “Jotun” Les Paul has a Stainless-Steel Bottle Opener on the back. This is the second signature guitar for Björn Gelotte. Click here to see the other.

EMG™ Metalworks Pickups:

The Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte “Jotun” Les Paul Custom Outfit is powered by an active EMG-85 USA “Metalworks” humbucker in the neck position. And an active EMG-81 USA “Metalworks” in the lead position. EMG “Metalworks” pickups feature distinctive polished stainless steel covers. It have Ceramic magnets with close aperture coils for a tone with exceptional range, sustain, and cutting high end. The 9-volt battery compartment for the EMG active pickups is easily accessible on the back of the Les Paul. Standard controls include an Epiphone all-metal 3-way Pickup Selector with white toggle cap. It has individual controls for each pickup’s volume and tone with gold “Top Hats” knobs with metal inserts.

Epiphone Björn Gelotte Jotun

Gold Hardware:

The “Jotun” Les Paul in Bone White finish has striking gold hardware including Grover® Roto-matic™ machine heads with an 18:1 ratio. A rim mounted Epiphone Non-Rotating Heavy-Duty 1/4″ output jack. A LockTone™ “Nashville-Style” Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, and Epiphone Strap Locks. A Custom Hard Case with “B.I.G” logo in gold is included along with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity and a binder with certificate and photograph.

Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte “Jotun” Les Paul Custom Outfit At A Glance

  • Designed with Bjorn Gelotte of In Flames
  • EMG “Metalworks” Active Pickups
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Bone White finish
  • Grover® Roto-matic Machine Heads, gold hardware, and bottle opener
  • Custom Hard Case with Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Epiphone Björn Gelotte Jotun


Body: Mahogany
Neck type: Rounded, Custom ’59 Profile Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Frets: 22
Tuners: Grover® Roto-matics™, 18:1 Ratio
Bridge: LockTone™ “Nashville-Style” Tune-O-Matic/Stopbar
Neck pickup: EMG-85 USA “Metalworks”, Smooth Cover, Active
Bridge pickup: EMG-81 USA “Metalworks”, Smooth Cover, Active
Pickup switch: 3-Way toggle
Controls: 2x Volume / 2x Tone
Strings: 6 strings
Includes: Custom Hard Case with “B.I.G” Logo in Gold, Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity, Binder with Certificate and Photo
Price: $899
Year: 2017


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