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. Read more click here
The 85 is one of EMGs first pickups and is the slightly more sophisticated and well rounded half of its famous brother, the 81. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85 is a powerful guitar pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. The Alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones enabling you to play everything from the blues to the most extreme metal. Although often used in the neck position, make no mistake, the EMG 85 sounds great as a bridge humbucker thanks to its exceptional smoothness and soul. This pickup pairs well with just about every other EMG humbucker.
One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering.
Björn Gelotte is a songwriter and guitarist for the Swedish band In Flames. He joined the band as the drummer in 1995. He continued his position as drummer during The Jester Race (1995) and Whoracle (1997). Gelotte switched to his current position on guitars after Glenn Ljungström left the band. He shared lead/rhythm guitar work with now former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad. In March 2004, Björn (along with Jesper Strömblad) were both ranked #70 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all time by Guitar World.
Epiphone is one of American’s oldest and most revered instrument makers. Since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music and celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2013. The story of Epiphone begins in the mountains of Greece and threads its way to Turkey, across the Atlantic to the immigrant gateway of Ellis Island, and into the nightclubs, recording studios, and coast-to-coast radio broadcasts of Manhattan in the 1920s and 30s. www.epiphone.com