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The Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom 7 string is a totally killer take on the world famous Les Paul Custom. Designed in collaboration with Matt Heafy this guitar represent his approach to 7-string guitar. The standard code on "how-to-play a Les Paul" is completely jettisoned when Heafy plugs in and sets things to destroy. His revolutionary use of an LP Custom seven-string has been a breakthrough in contemporary metal and hard rock.

This Les Paul Custom features a traditional sounding all black Ebony gloss finish, but it's pretty different in appearance to the regular Ebony Custom. Like every Les Paul should this 7-string Ltd. Ed. Custom features a solid mahogany body with a plain maple veneer top. It has Epi's venerated '60's SlimTaper 'D' profile neck, glued in-place with a deep set Axcess neck joint, for amazing upper fret access. It also has a 12" radius ebony 'board with pearloid block inlays. It has a 1 7/8" nut, that gives you the perfect 7-string spacing. 

Matt Heafy asked for black active EMG pickups in his signature guitar, so that's what these instruments have. These are some of the most popular pick-ups for metal guitars ever designed and produced. In this case they're an EMG-707 in the neck position and an EMG 81-7 in the lead or bridge position. The 81-7 is EMG's king high output pickup, designed especially for 7-string lead guitarists. The EMG 81-7 excels at high volume overdrive. The EMG-707 has long been the standard-7-string guitar pickup since its introduction in 2001. The 707 features Alnico V magnets with wide aperture coils, which beef up the low B tone while offering a more responsive and super tight overall sound. An easy-access 9V battery compartment can be found on the back of each guitar.

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  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Plain Maple Veneer
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued In; Deep-Set Neck Joint with "Axcess" heel
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply (Black/White); "MKH Les Paul Custom" in white silkprint
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony with pearloid Block inlays
  • Neck Pickup (7-string): EMG-707
  • Bridge Pickup (7-string): EMG-81-7
  • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
  • Controls:
  • - Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector; White toggle cap
  • - Neck Pickup Volume
  • - Bridge Pickup Volume
  • - Neck Pickup Tone
  • - Bridge Pickup Tone
  • - (Active) 9V battery compartment in back
  • Binding:
  • - Body Top - 7 ply (White/Black)
  • - Headstock - 5 ply (White/Black)
  • - Fingerboard - 1 ply (White)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge (7-string): Tune-o-matic-7/Stopbar
  • Nut Width (7-string): 1-7/8"
  • Hardware: Black
  • Machine Heads: Deluxe Diecast with metal Tulip Buttons 14:1 ratio
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty with metal output jack plate
  • Colour: Ebony (gloss)
  • Includes: Epiphone StrapLocks

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