4 New White Epiphone Models about to be announced!!

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  1. Zarg

    Zarg Senior Member

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    So there's been a couple of discussions about them on this forum already and now Matt Heafy from Trivium posted a teaser that next week Epiphone will announce 4 new Models.

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    - Thommy Thayer Explorer (most likely same specs as the LP)(first saw pictures when the first Björn Model was announced)

    - Matt Heafy Signature Les Paul Custom in 7 and 6 String version (apparently named "Snøfall" (a track from their most recent record "Silence in the Snow"), same specs as the previous MKH LPC but with presumably a white phenolic fretboard (like the Snowfalcon) and white EMGs)(seen on tour with Matt for a while now)

    - Björn Gelotte Signature Les Paul Custom in white (same specs as previous BG Sig. but with Gold hardware... looks like ebony freboard again) (theres been a lot of discussion about this one since Björn used it a lot on tour already)

    Some really cool stuff Epi is releasing soon! I don't really like white guitars too much and I think they will again fall in a bit higher price category (650€ +) although I'm interested to see how the MKH turns out since the original one was very affordable for what you got. I'm also excited to see how fast they will be available since some new models were announced and then not available at said time they would be by epiphone.

    cheers!
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Not black enough fpr my taste....:naughty:
     
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  3. WhiteEpiLP

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    That white with eboney is calling my name.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    By your username you should buy all 3 white Epi LPs

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Walt_T Senior Member

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    Nope.
     
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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    If my bank account would allow it they would be mine.
     
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    69chargerse Senior Member

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    A white Flying V would look cool.
     
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    Seven Senior Member

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    One of my favorites.


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    Zarg Senior Member

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    fleahead Senior Member

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    They'll have that funky yellowy look in a few years... some like that, some won't....
     
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    they're the anti-paruwi epiphones. :laugh2:
     
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    I have seen the white MKH signature life - he was playing it on the Trivium European tour in August. Looks great.
     
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    Zarg Senior Member

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    [​IMG]

    Björns new Model has a Bottleopener on the back :applause::applause:
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Even with the poly finish ? I always thought this was a nitro finish issue
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    The poly covered white binding on my Epi Lucille 'yellowed' over the years...
     
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    Any information on online retailers in USA? Sweetwater has a few. I checked with ZZounds but they do not have any as of 10/1/17.
     
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    What is the white fretboard material on the Heafy models? Not sure I like the all white looks or not. Epi's site says it's phenolic. I don't think I know what that is.

    I do have the Gelotte ebony model. It's really good too. I had been debating about selling it, then for some reason it's the only guitar I can play right now. I'm playing heavier stuff, and it does lend itself very well to that. I have a set of D tuning strings on it, for 11's, a little harder on the hands right now, but it fits this guitar well. I'm in drop D, might go down to drop C.

    But I like the white model too, just don't really need two of the same guitar really.
     
  18. Zarg

    Zarg Senior Member

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    It's already used on the white "Snow Falcon" Flying V by Epiphone. Its a type of resin/plastic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenol_formaldehyde_resin
    for example billiard balls are made from it
     
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    Interesting, thanks. I can see it being durable. But feel is another thing. Not sure if I would like it or not. I'd have to play one first and see. But no local dealers means it would be a long shot.
     

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