The Les Paul Custom Special Edition is available in six- and seven-string versions
Epiphone announces the new Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins collection. The guitar collection marks the third official collaboration between Epiphone luthiers and Matt Heafy, guitarist and lead singer of heavy metal band Trivium. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins Collection guitars are available worldwide through authorized Epiphone dealers and through epiphone.com.
Heafy has worked closely with the luthiers at Epiphone to create a collection of guitars designed for metal. The Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins Collection is available in six- and seven-string versions, in ebony and bone white, and each guitar is also available in right-handed and left-handed versions. The Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins and a Les Paul Custom Origins in six and seven string models. Each guitar is fitted with a pair of Matt Heafy’s Fishman Fluence Custom Series Signature Humbucker pickups that deliver three distinct tones – two standard modern voices and one crystal clear single coil tone. These tonal options are selected with volume and push/pull tone knobs. The maple-topped mahogany body has modern weight relief for hours of comfortable playing, and the mahogany neck has a fast-playing SpeedTaper D profile and contoured heel for exceptional upper fret access. Gold hardware, including locking Grover Rotomatic tuners with Tulip knobs, and classic Les Paul Custom cosmetics make this a standout guitar on stage. Available in glossy Ebony and Bone White finishes, a custom hard case is included.
In addition to world tours with Trivium, Heafy launched a new solo project, the black-metal influenced Ibaraki, which released its debut album Rashomon May 6. The album was inspired by Heafy’s Japanese heritage, drawing on Japanese mythology and folklore and features Nergal of Behemoth and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, in addition to Ihsahn from black metal band Emperor.