The Epiphone Les Paul Custom Björn Gelotte was designed exclusively by the Swedish riff master (and former drummer!) of In Flames. The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit is a classic Les Paul design with some personal touches that reflect Gelotte’s incredible attention to detail that have made him one of the most influential metal guitarists of his generation.
Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit:
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit features a classic Les Paul profile with a Mahogany body finished in a deep Ebony gloss and trimmed with 5-layer cream and black binding. Gelotte chose a Mahogany neck that’s rounded to a Custom ‘59 profile and topped with a beautiful Ebony fingerboard. Like all great Les Pauls, the neck is glued to the body with a deep set neck joint. The Les Paul-standard style 24.75” scale neck has pearloid block inlays, a standard 1.68” nut, and an Epiphone Les Paul headstock with In Flames’ iconic “Jester” inlay on the front and a Ltd. Ed. logo in gold on the back. The iconic Les Paul style bell-shaped truss rod cover features Björn Gelotte signature in white.
It takes a dynamic pickup that can match Björn Gelotte fiery chops and for his debut signature Les Paul, Gelotte chose legendary EMG pickups with an EMG-85 USA “MetalWorks” active humbucker in the neck position and an EMG-81 USA “MetalWorks” active humbucker in the bridge position.
The “85” was one of EMG’s first custom pickups and features close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets for a powerful sound with exceptional organic tone and versatility. The EMG-81 USA “MetalWorks” active humbucker in the lead position is perhaps EMG’s most famous pickup and the one that started the “active” revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone of the “81” has detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Used together, the sound blistering and unmistakable.
Classic Les Paul Controls:
Both EMG pickups are powered by standard Les Paul-style volume and tone controls using Black “Top Hat” control knobs and Epiphone’s patented all-metal 3-way Pickup Selector switch with a cream toggle cap. Each pickup is powered by a 9-volt battery located in an EZ-access compartment on the back of the body.
Rock Solid Hardware:
The Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit features Epiphone’s famous LockTone™ “Nashville-Style” Tune-o-matic bridge with a Stopbar tailpiece along with Grover® Roto-matic™ machine heads with an 18:1 tuning ratio for quick, intuitive and no-slip tuning.
Limited Lifetime Guarantee:
Each Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit includes a Custom Hard Case with a “B.I.G” logo in gold, a Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity, binder, and photograph. And of course like all Epiphones, the new Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom comes with world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service and Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Quantity is limited so visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and check out the Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit while they last!
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