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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Two Humbucking Pickups - TV Pelham Blue
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Vintage Visuals, Awesome Tone and Playability

The Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro solidbody electric guitar recalls a time when cars had tailfins and guitar makers finished their instruments in colors with names like Pelham Blue. The Epiphone Pelham Blue Collection celebrates this colorful era with a limited edition of supremely playable (and eye-catching) guitars in - you guessed it - Pelham Blue. The SG Custom with Maestro stokes your tone arsenal with two Alnico Classic Plus humbucker pickups and a vintage-style Maestro Vibrato tailpiece. You get buttery playability from the SlimTaper D-profile mahogany neck and a luscious bound rosewood fingerboard. If you've been wanting a guitar with classic vintage good looks, we've got your axe - the Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro.

Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro at a Glance:
  • It's an SG
  • Humbuckers onboard
  • Fast-playing neck
It's an SG

The Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro solidbody electric guitar has a fascinating back story. It's hard to believe that by 1961, Gibson decided to discontinue the original Les Paul guitar. Their motivation is unclear. Weak sales? The urge to try something new? In any case, the first SGs were actually called Les Pauls, but Les himself wasn't in favor of that for a variety of reasons. So, in a bold move, this solid guitar was renamed SG, which stood for, uh, solid guitar. A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular that they kept making them. The reason is easy to understand. It's actually quite a cool looking instrument, delivering the classic humbucker sound for people who don't particularly want or need a Les Paul. The SG is also a much lighter-weight instrument, yet it doesn't cut corners. You still get the mahogany body and a pair of hot humbuckers that deliver all the warm, fat tone you could ever want.

Humbuckers onboard

When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that's got a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin "out-of-phase" guitar sounds that the session players overused in the 1980s and (sad to say) right through much of the '90s. That's not for you. Your sound is all about the warmth, punch and midrange complexity you can only get from a pair of humbuckers. The Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro comes with a pair of chrome covered Alnico Classic Plus 'buckers for uncompromising power, whether you're playing rhythm or digging into a solo.

Fast-playing neck

The Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro has a slim-taper "D" profile mahogany neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what's known as the slim-taper design. The SG took it one step farther, making the neck among the fastest ever designed. Hey, Frank Zappa played one and the guy had some wicked chops. If you like the combination of a fast mahogany neck and the warmth of a rosewood fingerboard, you'll love the Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro.

Epiphone LTD SG Custom with Maestro Features:
  • Mahogany body; Set mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • 2 Alnico Classic Plus humbucking pickups
  • Single-ply neck binding, 5-ply headstock binding
  • 12" radius rosewood fingerboard with block inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Clipped-ear headstock with split-diamond inlay
  • "Les Paul Custom" name plate above neck pickup
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Les Paul Custom" inscription
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and Maestro Vibrato tailpiece
  • 4-ply black half-size pickguard
  • 14:1 ratio Grover die-cast tuners; nickel hardware
Epiphone's LTD SG Custom with Maestro: vintage visuals, great tone and playability!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number EGG3TENM3

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