Epiphone turns up the heat with the Limited-Edition Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom.It is the first Epiphone signature model designed by In Flames' power house guitarist (and former drummer!) Björn Gelotte, who in 2004 was voted one of the Top 100 Heavy Metal Guitarists by Guitar World magazine.
The new Epiphone Limited-Edition Björn Gelotte signature guitar is a radical new take on the classic Les Paul Custom, basically very similar to the original model but with upgrades for the heavy rockers - besides being a real treat for In Flames fans, too!
Now Björn joins forces with Epiphone to create the stunning new Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit featuring a classic Mahogany body with an Ebony gloss finish, 5-layer cream & black binding, an Ebony fingerboard, and a Mahogany neck with a rounded Custom 59 Profile.
And fitting with Björn’s fiery chops, his Epiphone Signature Les Paul is powered by an EMG-85 USA "MetalWorks" active humbucker in the neck position and an EMG-81 USA "MetalWorks" active humbucker in the lead position. The "85" was one of EMG's first pickups and features close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets for a powerful sound with exceptional organic tone and versatility.
The EMG-81 is EMG's most famous pickup and the one that started the "active" revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the "81" tone has detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Used together, the sound can only be described as blistering.
The Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit includes a Custom Hard Case with "B.I.G" logo in Gold, a Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity, and a binder with certificate and photograph.