Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom

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  1. rjwilson37

    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    What are you thoughts on the Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom in SnowFall White. I really like this White Matt Heafy Custom over the Black one.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone/Limited-Edition-Matt-Heafy-Snfall-Les-Paul-Custom-Electric-Guitar-Outfit-Alpine-White-1500000149017.gc?pdpSearchTerm=matt heafy

    I think this is a great looking guitar, but was a little worried about the White Ebony Fretboard. Does anyone think that staining and Ebony Fretboard White will have any affect on the playability. I know that a lot of people talk about an Ebony Fretboard being the best to play on, but I just would like to know everyone's thoughts about this.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    It is a true 'No Go' for me......:rofl::rofl::rofl:

    ( just not black enough )
     
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    gcbike Silver Supporter

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    $899 and a gig bag?
     
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    chupe442 Confused as ever..... Premium Member

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    All that white and only 6 strings?? No way.. As for the white board, it will not be effected tonally with all that high gain and EMG's.. I have always like the Black 7 strings. Even though I would never be able to play it..
     
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    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    Correct, Tonally it may not be affected, but I am more worried about the Playability up and down the fretboard.
     
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    You're buying a guitar like that for looks. Period.

    I think it looks cool.

    As for "playability", can you tell the difference in playability between your other guitars, based on fretboard texture or material?
     
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    That is a composite Phenolic fretboard, not really stained ebony. It will feels smooth like any other composite material.
     
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    The guitar center listing is wrong. It does not have an ebony fretboard that is stained white. That would be stupid. And if it were actually ebony, the grain of the ebony would be quite visible in close up shots, but there's no grain at all.

    It has what Epiphone calls a phenolic fretboard. Which is probably a type of a very hard plastic resin that is highly resistant to staining. I've played guitars with phenolic fretboards before and they feel like they're coated in a gloss finish like a maple fretboard. Feels decent actually. And it's probably much more stable and durable than wood.

    As for tone? Don't worry about it.
     
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    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    Well, not just purchasing the guitar for looks, there are some really good reviews on this guitar. I purchase a guitar for the overall experience, I would like it to look sweet, play sweet and sound sweet. I can usually get along with any guitar that has a nice slim taper neck. I did have an Epiphone before though, and I really just did not like the fretboard at all. Sure I can send the guitar back if I don't like it, but that is also why I have the fine people of MLP, to bounce things off of.
     
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    Thank you PierM and T00DEEPBLUE, I feel much better about this purchase with what you said about the fretboard. Sweetwater though also had said that the Fretboard on the 6 string was Ebony, but the 6 string is no longer listed there and the 7 string says Phenolic. I think I will give this a shot, I definitely think it is a very nice guitar and have an empty case waiting for it.

    This will be a great gift to myself for the Holidays. :cheers:
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    If you bought I hope you'll like it. No further comment ;) :io:
     
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    Personally... I own the black MKH models both 6 and 7.. Probably my favorite guitars ever right now. EMGs were swapped immediately and I have nothing but love for these guitars... I thought the white ones looked SICK... My biggest turn off was the white fretboard though. I was actually hoping for a nice black ebony fretboard against all that white. I think the price is a little too high for the 6 to be honest.. But I think it will be a solid guitar otherwise. But the color won't affect your tone... Ebony fretboards are already dyed black as it is. No worries.. It's essentially what Fender does with their tele necks.. They use a material to coat the neck to preserve it.
     

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