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    Hot pickups, cool futuristic look.

    The Epiphone Futura Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar is loaded with an EMG-81 humbucker pickup in the bridge position for great attack and sustain during solos and an EMG-85 humbucker at the neck for fat, great-sounding rhythm. Lavish features include the Futura guitar's highly figured quilted maple top, pearl inlay knobs, strap locks, graphite nut, Grover tuners, bound fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and rich, black cherry finish. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. The hard maple set neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide a playground two full octaves in length.

    Features

    • Highly figured quilt maple top
    • 24 Jumbo Frets
    • Hard Maple SpeedTaper D Profile, satin finish set neck
    • Bound fingerboard
    • Eye-catching pearl inlay knobs
    • Strap-Locks
    • Graphite nut
    • LockTone locking Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar
    • Grover machine heads
    • "Made in USA" pickups
    • EMG-81/85
    • 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
    • Deep, rich olorc

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    4.5

    (based on 16 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best guitar I've ever played

    I just got the Futura EX about 4 hours ago, and yeah I know, the guitar will change into the time I own it but I'm sure it'll definitely be for the better! This...Read complete review

    I just got the Futura EX about 4 hours ago, and yeah I know, the guitar will change into the time I own it but I'm sure it'll definitely be for the better! This guitar is incredible. That's just the only way I can describe it. The neck is the best feeling neck I've ever played on, it's fast, silky and it's so easy to reach the upper frets it seems TOO easy. And the EMGs. I can't believe anyone would NOT love these pickups. I'm running my Futura through a Digitech Grunge Pedal into a Marshall MG30DFX and these EMG's still give the greatest tone I've ever heard! The 81 gives bonecrushingly heavy distortion and every note is extremely clear and defined, while the 85 gives the best cleans I've ever heard and when you hit the distortion it makes the futura a SOLOING MACHINE. If you mess around with the knobs you can get just about any tone you want. I can't understand why some people rag on EMGs like they do. The Grover tuners and TOM bridge are so easy to deal with, and the guitar never falls out of tune no matter how hard you play it or how far you bend. Overall, if you want a guitar for a VERY reasonable price that plays and sounds like a dream, I wouldn't think twice about getting this guitar. If someone stole it I'd buy it again. If you want to get another guitar, you have no idea what you're missing out on.

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    So...

    I had been looking at this guitar for quite a while before deciding to buy it, and I was really excited about getting it. My excitement sunk after getting it though. Straight out the...Read complete review

    I had been looking at this guitar for quite a while before deciding to buy it, and I was really excited about getting it. My excitement sunk after getting it though. Straight out the box, the headstock was broken. No big deal. I sent it back and it was replaced. For a while, I was in love with this guitar and shunned my beloved Jackson RR3 in favor of it, but my love has dropped greatly. Mainly, I just can't seem to get a good tone out of this guitar. I can get a great tone as far a rythym guitar goes, but I can't get a good lead tone out of it. Every sound is just weak and mushy to me. In addition, it's impossible to access the higher frets on this guitar, which is a huge turn off for me. All in all, now that the initial hype has burned off, I really hate this guitar. Spring for an RR3.

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    5.0

    VALUE!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Amazing guitar, amazing quality, amazing VALUE. Completely worth every penny. The neck is like butter, the satin finish goes perfect with the neck profile. The quilted maple top is beautiful. The mahogany neck and body are perfect weight: not too heavy so it feels like a cinderblock, and not too light so that it feels like a toy. And the woods add amzing tone. All the electronics and components are high end pieces and really top it all off. Find a store that carries this, try it out, and buy it. I promise that you will love it.

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    5.0

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

    By guitar addict-FH4Np

    from Millers Creek, NC

    I got this guitar last year for Christmas and, after getting it setup, it was incredible. I play this guitar in my youth band and has a great tone for that as well as playing what it was made for, such as death metal/hard rock music. The neck pickup is great for palm muting type stuff. The middle pickup is great for basic rythym and the bridge of course is just a blowout for soloing. I play this through my jekyll and hyde overdrive/distortion pedal. Long story short... BUY THIS GUITAR!!!!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YOU WON'T BE SORRY

    By JohnfromBradbury

    from Nashville TN

    This guitar is top of the line, I play everything from Metal to yazz flute and Lit me tell you, This guitar can rock all the spaces in between!I got it in day of a show, tuned it didnt even have time to put on new strings and this guitar SCREAMED at the show!Check out a video of it on my band's myspace page Bradburyband is the url

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    So...

    By JACKSONMAN-kX1zK

    from Monroeville, Alabama

    I had been looking at this guitar for quite a while before deciding to buy it, and I was really excited about getting it. My excitement sunk after getting it though. Straight out the box, the headstock was broken. No big deal. I sent it back and it was replaced. For a while, I was in love with this guitar and shunned my beloved Jackson RR3 in favor of it, but my love has dropped greatly. Mainly, I just can't seem to get a good tone out of this guitar. I can get a great tone as far a rythym guitar goes, but I can't get a good lead tone out of it. Every sound is just weak and mushy to me. In addition, it's impossible to access the higher frets on this guitar, which is a huge turn off for me. All in all, now that the initial hype has burned off, I really hate this guitar. Spring for an RR3.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    still going strong

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I wrote a review for this guitar about a month ago and now I have some more things to say about it now that my ecstasy for getting it has gone down. The EMG's still deliver just as they did when I first got it, fretboard is still as smooth as butter and it's still one of the easiest guitars to play on I've ever played, but the problems I'm starting to get with it are large amounts of fret buzz and not keeping tune. I'll start with the fret buzz: I like to play in deep tunings like C or Drop B and I like my action low but this guitar becomes extremely buzzy everywhere on the fretboard once you lower the action too much. I don't know if this is because my strings aren't heavy enough (I use Ernie Ball Power Slinkies) or the action's just too low, but either way it's a problem. And secondly, the guitar not keeping tune: When I do tune to C standard or the like the top 3 strings have major problems keeping tune, and I can't seem to figure out why. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong, don't get me wrong it's still a really great guitar and everything and I'm sure you won't regret getting it if you want to, but if I could choose again I probably would've chosen an ESP LTD V-500, same price and it's made by the ESP company which means much higher quality and overall playability.

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    5.0

    Best guitar I've ever played

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I just got the Futura EX about 4 hours ago, and yeah I know, the guitar will change into the time I own it but I'm sure it'll definitely be for the better! This guitar is incredible. That's just the only way I can describe it. The neck is the best feeling neck I've ever played on, it's fast, silky and it's so easy to reach the upper frets it seems TOO easy. And the EMGs. I can't believe anyone would NOT love these pickups. I'm running my Futura through a Digitech Grunge Pedal into a Marshall MG30DFX and these EMG's still give the greatest tone I've ever heard! The 81 gives bonecrushingly heavy distortion and every note is extremely clear and defined, while the 85 gives the best cleans I've ever heard and when you hit the distortion it makes the futura a SOLOING MACHINE. If you mess around with the knobs you can get just about any tone you want. I can't understand why some people rag on EMGs like they do. The Grover tuners and TOM bridge are so easy to deal with, and the guitar never falls out of tune no matter how hard you play it or how far you bend. Overall, if you want a guitar for a VERY reasonable price that plays and sounds like a dream, I wouldn't think twice about getting this guitar. If someone stole it I'd buy it again. If you want to get another guitar, you have no idea what you're missing out on.

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    5.0

    Its everything i ever wanted.

    By Mike L.-N-W6-

    from Florida

    I LOVE THIS GUITAR. Best neck ive ever played on. Its smooth as butter. I only ask for one thing, if they would have put a tone and volume knob for each pickup. Thatd be a real treat. Stop wasting time thinking about buying thiss when you can be schredding like a monster on this bad boy. BUY IT NOW!

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    4.0

    Disapointed

    By Two prophecies

    from Savannah

    I already owned an SG prophecy which is outstanding so I was keen to get hold of this beauty. But....The quality of the finish is nowhere near as good as the prophecy SG. The neck is way too flexible with poorly finished frets and oversized tuner holes and not as silky on the rear as the SG. The pickups are great but mounted incorrectly and, as stated the action is high but the top E buzzes anyway.As for "inspected and setup in USA". Who by, "Goodwill"? It was so badly out of tune out of the box that I cannot see how anyone can claim that it was ever in tune, let alone set-up!I changed the strings and got rid of the fret buzz but dont dare to lower the action because it is just waiting to buzz again.Do yourself a favour, spend the extra and get the SG version.

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    5.0

    outstanding

    By Cody K

    from Fulton, MS

    I have had this guitar all but a week and a half and can say nothing more than I have absolutely fell in love with it. When I first opened the box I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of the red quilt top finish. The EMGs are everything I could ask for and the neck so easy to play on one might think it to be a crime. The Grover tuning keys are so sensitive that tuning is a breeze. The only reason I gave a 4.5 on quality is that straight out of the box the action was way too high but a small screwdriver and 5 minutes of my time was all it took to fix that. I could only get it so low before the frets started to buzz but it still plays way better than most. I didn't get the model with the Floyd Rose because, in my experience, they have proved more trouble than 'playing' worth. All in all, buy this guitar.You will not be disappointed. I guarantee it.

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    5.0

    Futura Rocks!

    By johnro6659

    from Boston Ma

    I always loved the Gibson Futura Reissue but at ten grand it was far out of reach. Whe Epi came out with this I was so excited. I got it as soon as it was possible and have been very happy with it since. The guitar plays like a dream the EMGs perform top notch the finsish and quality are right up there with guitars costing far more. I think it plays just as good as the Gibson Futura I tried on several occasions for a fraction of the price.

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