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Epiphone EM-2 Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with Stopbar Tailpiece

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This EM-2 Prophecy Custom EX electric guitar from Epiphone is based on the original EM design. Features 2 responsive, high output EpiActive humbucker...Click To Read More About This Product

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Built to shred, it has active electronics that can be used passively.

This EM-2 Prophecy Custom EX electric guitar from Epiphone is based on the original EM design. Features 2 responsive, high output EpiActive humbucker pickups. Unlike most other active pickups on the market, EpiActives can also be used in passive mode to provide a traditional output without the need for a battery.

The hard maple, satin finish neck is attached to the body using the recessed, All-Access design. Combined with the patented Swept-C cutaway, access to all 24 frets on its rosewood fingerboard is uninhibited.

Lavish features on the Prophecy EM-2 guitar include a highly figured quilt maple top, pearl knobs, strap locks, graphite nut, Grover tuners, a bound fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and a deep, rich midnight sapphire finish. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

  • Highly Figured Quilt Maple Top
  • Bound basswood body with Swept-C cutaway
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Hard maple SpeedTaper Profile satin finish Neck
  • Bound Fingerboard
  • Eye Catching Pearl Knob
  • Strap-Locks
  • Graphite Nut
  • LockTone locking Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar
  • Grover machine heads
  • Deep, Rich Midnight Sapphire Finish
  • EpiActive Pickups
  • Unique Blade Inlay Pattern
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By SOBplayr23

from Buena Vista, CO

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ok so i bought one of these used and was skeptical at first but as soon as i plugged it in i was stunned. ok first impressions: the finish is amazing it looks like your'e staring into the ocean. the neck immedeatly felt very comfortable in my hand and is actually has a good sound unplugged. when i plugged in and started playing i could only think my god this thing blows my jackson (rr3) out of the water! for those who are complaining about the epiactives, i dont know what you mean the bridge pickup screams like lightning and the neck pickup is maybe a bit muddier than what i would like but it sounds very smooth when soloing. the neck is much more comfortable than my jacksons and the swept c cutaway is awesome. bottom line: if you dont have loads to spend on a fast playing heavy hitting guitar for metal buy one of these and enjoy the ride


Great For Your Money

By J-Ro-GM_O7

from Detroit, MI

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This is unbeatable for the cash. I did not care for the style of the body, but it wore decently on my shoulder; good balance.Pros: EpiAvtive pickups do a better job at replicating EMG 85/81's than EMG themselves, with their HZ set; the body is resonant; the headstock is tilted enough to not steal heat from the strings, making it ultra-useful to picking style; the neck is playable, action decent, nice tuners. Great, great value.Cons: Ugly, ugly instrument, in my opinion. I'd recommend it for rock/metal artists, or even blues musicians on a budget. Though they will need to swap out the PU if the want less output and more midrange.


great guitar

By guitarplayer85

from yorktown, va

great sounding guitar!! but it is kind of ccheaply made..

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I picked up this guitar at my local music store, because I've been wanting to try out the epi-active pickups. but before I plugged it in I noticed that it was well balanced and the neck was very thin and comfortable, when I plugged it in I tried it first on a metal setting, and this is where this guitar really shines through, the bridge pick up wasn't noisy or muddy like I expected, it was very clear and hot with screaming harmonics. Now on to the negative. The neck pick up however was noisy and muddy and totally unusable for anything. period. and then I tried a clean setting and well it wasn't clean AT ALL! even with the pickups turned passive and the volume rolled back, there was an obscene amount of break-up. Then I discovered that this guitar would NOT hold a tuning, you would think that with a locking bridge, graphite nut, and grover tuners, that you wouldn't have to stop playing halfway into a song to tune this thing up because it was already out of tune. all in all, good value if you play metal exclusively and you're not intimidated by a couple of tuning issues.


Very Nice!

By Freddy-jXzod

from Michigan

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Decided to try out this epi instead of another esp or jackson. I believe the neck is 14" radius and very thin, reminds me a lot of the jackson's necks. The frets seem pretty tall but very smooth and no dead spots, neck setup was spot on from factory. I lowered the action and it plays very nice. I have to say the picks scream when they are turned on. When in passive mode they sound really soft and warm, when active they have a TON of gain and you can find harmonics all over the neck! They are really bright and I found myself having to back off the volume knob because they are so hot! If your looking for something that plays like a nice jackson or esp but don't want the cookie-cutter look here's your guitar.


Great features @ great price

By anonymous-UL3jy

from East coast

Very nice looking guitar with neck body and headstock trim. Mine is actually made with a poplar body and didn't come with straplocks, and I love the feel of the poplar, it is incredibly similar to alder. The first fret was a little low when I bought it (I figured this out a few days later) which caused some buzzing, but the music store fixed it in a minute or two when I went back. I really enjoy playing it and it is a nice looking and sounding unique guitar. It is very easy to play. The body has a shape that makes it very very easy to reach the first fret and the action is about the lowest I have ever seen. This guitar has been an amazing purchase and is probably the nicest guitar you can buy in this price range. I was dissapointed in the uneven fret, but it looks like this guitar will last.


Price is way too low!

By MommasHooligan

from Currently in Iraq

I bought this guitar to try it out after a review in Guitar World magazine. Its my first with active pickups. I got it the same day I had a show here in Iraq. It was ready to go right out of the box.The action was perfect, the active setting is screaming and real easy on the hands. It had some cosmetic flaws with a few scratches but I could care less because I beat the hell out of every guitar I own. You can't go wrong dropping the coin on this axe. I wanted to get the EM2-FX but it was out of stock so I opted for this one and I'm definitley getting the FX also. Buy this guitar if you are definitely thinking about it.

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