New for 2017: Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit

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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit

    08.01.2017
    Vintage late 70s "RD" profile featuring Gibson USA Pickups with coil-splitting

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    Available at Authorized Retailers Beginning in October 2017.

    Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit designed with Lee Malia of Bring Me the Horizon. Featuring the vintage 1970s "RD" profile in Lee's signature Walnut finish with a Gibson USA P-94 single coil and 84T-LM™ humbucker pickup, vintage style "Artisan" inlay, and custom gigbag with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.

    A New Sound for A New Generation: The original "RD" line of guitars and basses were first released in the late 70s as a "Research and Development" series that combined cutting edge electronics with classic style. It's a fitting design for Lee Malia, who has emerged as one of the leading guitarists of his generation for his work in the pioneering pop and metal band Bring Me the Horizon.

    Like Lee's classic Les Paul Custom Artisan, the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit features Malia's favorite Walnut finish with Ivory and Black binding on the body and headstock along with an "Artisan" floral inlay in pearloid on a smooth Torrefied Composite fingerboard. The Mahogany body has a Maple top to add bite to the tone. The Mahogany neck has an easy-to-play "1959" Rounded "C" profile with a 24.75" scale length. The black traditional "clipped ear" headstock also has floral inlay with a pearloid "Epiphone" logo in 60s era typeface with a "Lee Malia" signature screened on the back.

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    Gibson USA Pickups with Coil-Splitting: To get his distinctive tone, Lee Malia prefers the combination of a sensitive P-94 single coil pickup for rhythm and a powerful Gibson 84T-LM™ humbucker for solos. In between the two pickups under the pickguard is a "Dummy Coil" that cancels the "hum" when in single-coil mode. Classic "TopHat" knobs with metal inserts control neck and bridge Volume and Tone. The bridge volume pot also serves as a coil-spitting control (via a push/pull switch) so the humbucker can also be used as a single-coil pickup.

    Epiphone Rock Solid Hardware: Lee Malia's Ltd. Ed. RD Custom Artisan features stylish gold hardware including premium 14:1 ratio die-cast machine heads with "tulip" buttons plus Epiphone's road worthy exclusive non-rotating, heavy duty output jack with a metal output jack plate. Set up and intonation is easy thanks to the classic combo of a LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece. The three-way toggle switch is on the upper bout. A custom gigbag and a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Lee Malia are also included.

    Limited Lifetime Warranty: The Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's legendary 365/24/7 Customer Service. Limited Editions don't last long, especially when they are designed by Lee Malia! See your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today!

    At a Glance:

    • Designed with Lee Malia of Bring Me the Horizon
    • Rare Vintage 70s era "RD" design
    • Gibson USA P-94 and 84T-LM™ humbucker with coil-splitting


    • Artisan inlay and gold hardware
    • Custom gigbag and hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity
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    Specifications:





    Top Material: Maple
    Body Material: Mahogany
    Neck Material: Mahogany
    Neck Shape: "1959" Rounded, C-Profile
    Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set
    Scale Length: 24.75"
    Headstock: Epiphone "Clipped Ear"
    Headstock Inlay: "Epiphone" Logo in Pearloid
    Truss Rod Cover: Bell-Shape, 2-Layer
    Fingerboard Material: Torrefied Composite
    Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    Fingerboard Inlay: Classic "Artisan" Floral Pattern in Pearloid
    Binding: 7-Layer Body Front and Back, 5-Layer Headstock, 1-Layer Fingerboard
    Nut: Ivory, Artificial Bone
    Nut Width: 1-11/16"
    Pickguard: 4-Layer, PVC
    Hardware: Gold
    Machine Heads: Premium Diecast with Metal "Tulip" Buttons, 14:1 Ratio
    Neck Pickup: Gibson USA P-94™ Single Coil
    Middle Pickup: "Dummy Coil"
    Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA 84T-LM™ Humbucker
    Controls: 1-Neck Volume, 1-Neck Tone,1-Bridge Volume with Push/Pull Coil-Splitting, 1-Bridge Tone
    Pickup Selector: All Metal 3-Way Toggle Switch
    Knobs: Black Tophats with Metal Inserts
    Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
    Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
    Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-Rotating, Heavy-Duty, Metal Jack Plate
    Includes: Epiphone Straplocks, Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity in Presentation Binder, Premium Gigbag
    Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

    http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2017/Ltd-Ed-Lee-Malia-RD-Custom-Artisan-Outfit.aspx
     
  2. djw171

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    He's in competition with Slash and JB for the most signature Epi's.....
     
  3. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    in a very short time-frame

    the last one (Explorer) was just 2 months ago
     
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    Although the rate they're pushing new models for this guy at is becoming seriously questionable, I want one of these enough that I don't mind.
     
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    Henry's plan succeeded
     
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    Any idea of what the Street price is going to be?
     
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    This is the third Epiphone I would buy, but I won't, because of that stupid signature on the back.

    I'll never buy a signature guitar at my age, especially from a kid who I've no clue about LOL.

    Said that, artisan scheme always wins.
     
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    agreed, it would be nice if they'd release a cheaper, non-signature model for some of these guitars. I would love a Firebird I (with a D shaped neck) but I'm not interested in paying for the signature that comes with it
     
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  9. Victek

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    Still waiting for the Explorer to hit the street...
     
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    Ok, so what is a torrefied composite fingerboard? :hmm::squint:
     
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    the explorer was pretty neat but this makes me want it sooooo bad. I always loved RDs!
     
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    Hagström has the next closest guitar- in production.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    No, it is brandnew and got officially announced just 5 days ago
     
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    Eastwood guitars has one too
    https://www.eastwoodguitars.com/products/rd-artist

    "Tach it up, tach it up
    Buddy gonna shut you down."
    ...movin' out now
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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  17. Zarg

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    meh, I think this one is the nicest: http://www.balaguerguitars.com/product/hyperion/

    so October I will be buying this RD! I can't wait. I haven't had an Epi for a while and it's about time, the RD would be a great addition to my collection and I love the vintage look.
     
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    Any idea why? Before reading the Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan thread I had never heard of this guy :hmm:
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    He got 3 'signature' Epis in a very short time

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    Yes, but how? I thought guitar companies chose well known players to help sell guitars.
     

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