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Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar  Walnut

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Epiphone is proud to announce the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom. Inspired by the '70s era vintage classic Les Paul Artisan, the Lee Ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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Limited Edition with Gibson USA pickups and coil tapping.

Epiphone is proud to announce the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom. Inspired by the '70s era vintage classic Les Paul Artisan, the Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom features a totally unique pickup combo of a Gibson P-94 in the rhythm position and a Gibson 84T-LM humbucker with coil tapping in the bridge position.

Lee Malia is the lead guitarist for Bring Me The Horizon, the hard rocking British quintet that' breaking new ground with their pioneering combination of metal and electronica. With the release of their latest album Sempiternal and a sold out U.S. tour, Bring Me the Horizon is quickly becoming one of the most talked about bands of the decade. And Lee Malia' incredible technique and melodic style can be heard on stages around the world on his new Ltd. Ed. Epiphone Signature Les Paul Custom.

œI just wanted to create something that looks really classy, said Malia. œSomething that I think appeals to anyone who plays any genre of music. Anyone could pick up this guitar and not necessarily know that I play in a metal band.

A Classic Remade for the 21st Century: The Lee Malia Les Paul Custom was inspired by the Les Paul Artisan, a now-rare '70s classic. The Lee Malia Les Paul Custom features a Walnut Gloss finish with a Maple top and a Mahogany body cut to the same dimensions of all classic Les Pauls. The body has 7-layer binding on the front and back in Ivory and Black. The black pickguard has 3-layer black and white binding.
Malia choose the Mahogany neck, which has a 1959 Rounded C-Profile shape with a 12 radius and a 24.75 scale. The Rosewood fingerboard has a '70s era œArtisan floral pattern in pearloid with a single layer of Ivory binding. The Ivory nut is made from artificial bone material and has a standard 1.68 width.

The œclipped ear headstock is also familiar to all Les Paul fans and has the classic Epiphone scroll logo in pearloid with 5-layer binding in Ivory and Black. The headstock also has the vintage style Artisan floral pattern inlaid in pearloid with a black œbell shaped truss rod cover in black and white with Les Paul Ltd. Ed. Custom in white. Lee Malia' signature is on the back of the headstock along with the Epiphone Limited Edition logo.

Gibson USA Pickups: For his signature Les Paul, Lee Malia choose a unique combination of Gibson pickups. The neck pickup features a Gibson USA P-94TM single coil pickup (also a favorite of Mr. Les Paul himself). The bridge pickup features a hot-wound Gibson USA 84T-LMTM humbucker, which breaks up easily with any amp. The humbucker also features coil-tapping, which is activated via the bridge pickup' push/pull volume control. Both pickups are controlled by a standard 3-way all-metal Epiphone white toggle switch with Black Tophat controls with metal inserts and volume and tone for each pickup.

œWith the pickup configuration, you can pretty much do anything, said Malia. œWith coil-tapping you can get the sound of any guitar you can imagine. It's really good if you're writing a clean section, too. You can also get a nice tone straight into a computer. You don't have to use an amp mod to get it to sound good. It's just a really nice guitar. I™m so proud of it.

Classic Gold Epiphone Hardware: The Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom comes with Epiphone' world renowned hardware including a gold LockToneTM Tune-o-matic bridge and gold Stopbar tailpiece. Other hardware features include Epiphone' exclusive non-rotating heavy duty output jack, straplocks, and gold premium die-cast machine heads with metal œtulip buttons with a 14:1 tuning ratio. An optional hard case is also available.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C rounded
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Artisan floral pattern
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HS
  • Neck: P-94
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 84T-LM
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Bridge volume with coil-tapping
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe with tulip
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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5.0

Best Les Paul. Period.

By Fenderman

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Fret Quality

Best Uses

  • General Use

Comments about Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar:

Bought this on a whim because I thought it looked pretty. Had, and still have, no idea who Lee Malia is. Opened the box and laid my eyes down upon one of the most gorgeous guitars I have ever seen in my life. The natural finish complimented with the gold and black hardware looks phenomenal.

Plays like a dream, but with one downside. I suppose Epiphone just has a weird/not good fretting style or machine. While playing, if you bend the strings, the frets have a weird texture almost like sandpaper. I noticed that after I sat there and basically grinded off the exterior finish off the frets, it finally played correctly.

Aside from the frets, that's really my only complaint. It's a good guitar with some of the best pickups I've ever heard. Buy it while you can.

 
5.0

competes with My Les Paul Axcess!

By Jake

from canada

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar:

I bought this because of good reviews and purchased it sight unseen. Glad I did.
Switching between my very expensive Les paul axcess and this give the axcess only a slight edge.
This guitar feels great and sounds great too. Fat sounding with a real nice growl. was setup nicely straight out of the box. It's definitely heavy but I kind of like how it anchors the guitar.
Highly recommend this instrument. Much better than other epiphones I've played.

 
5.0

one awesome guitar

By rock melody

from Newton,Alabama

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar:

    One awesome guitar after a good setup.Feels and looks just like the high priced Gibson Les Pauls but half the price. Finish and fit of this guitar is spectular!You all better get one before MF runs out of stock.

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    Lee Malia Epiphone

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    Comments about Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar:

    beautiful guitar

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    Get It!!!

    By Rob

    from Hollywood, FL

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    Comments about Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar:

    A beautiful instrument, finely crafted, flawless.

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