Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7
The Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 is the signature guitar that Epiphone has created for Trivium’s Matt Heafy. It’s a great guitar. Plays great and sounds great. In this case we are talking about the 7 strings version of this great Matt Heafy signature Epiphone electric guitar.
The Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 comes with a mahogany body, a plain maple veneer top and a mahogany neck glued in at deep-set neck joint with “Axcess” heel with a 1960’s SlimTaper “D” profile. It has an ebony fingerboard, pearloid block inlays, a 12″ radius, 22 medium jumbo frets and a 24.75″ scale length.
The Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 body top has a 7 ply white/black binding, the headstock has a 5 ply white/black binding and the fingeboard has a 1 ply white binding.
The Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 has a EMG 707 pickup in the neck and a EMG 817 pickup in the bridge, both pickups are powered by a 9 volt battery accessible on the back of the guitar. It also comes with black speed knobs, 2 volume knobs (one for the neck pickup and one for the bridge pickup) and 2 tone knobs (one for the neck pickup with KillPot, and one for the bridge pickup).
It has a Tune-o-matic-7 bridge, and the machine heads are Deluxe die-cast with black metal tulip buttons. It only comes in ebony (gloss) finish. With 9.7 lbs, the Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 is a heavy guitar.
- Body: mahogany
- Top: plain maple veneer
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Profile: 1960’s SlimTaper™; D profile
- Neck Joint: glued in at deep-set neck joint with “Axcess” heel
- Truss Rod: adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply (black/white); “MKH Les Paul Custom” in white
- Fingerboard: ebony
- Fingerboard inlay: pearloid block inlays
- Radius: 12″
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75″
- Pickups: EMG 707 (neck), EMG 817 (bridge)(pickups are powered by a 9 volt battery accessible on the back of guitar)
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic-7/Stopbar
- Output Jack: heavy duty Epiphone 1/4″ non-rotating
- Machine Heads: deluxe die-cast with black metal tulip buttons 14:1
- Color: ebony (gloss)
- Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 9.7 lbs
Of course, nothing that we or a video can say will be better than going to your local music shop and see and feel and test a Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 by yourself, nothing can be better than your own judgement. With our review, we try to help you make a decision but we always advise you to try the guitar by yourself before buying.
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