Epiphone Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom - Ebony

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Active Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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Les Paul Custom Tuned for Bjorn Gelotte of In Flames

When Bjorn Gelotte was offered a signature Les Paul, he wasted no time in dialing in his high-intensity sound for his band In Flames. The Epiphone Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom solidbody electric guitar looks like your typical mahogany-bodied Paul at first glance, but it's got a lot going on under the hood. Gelotte opted for the classic high-gain combo of EMG 81/85 pickups, and decked them out in gold, which adds to the sleek look. He further customized his signature axe with Epiphone's LockTone "Nashville-style" Tune-o-matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece. The limited edition Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom merges classic looks and high-octane performance!

Epiphone Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Based on the legendary Les Paul Custom platform
  • Built to Bjorn Gelotte's exacting standards
  • Loaded with EMG 81 and 85 active humbucking pickups
Based on the legendary Les Paul Custom platform

The Les Paul Custom is a design that has been seen in the hands of some of the most influential guitarists of all time. Its classic looks and hot humbucking tones have allowed artists such as Randy Rhodes, Jimmy Page, Zakk Wylde, and Ace Frehley forge their own paths to rock 'n' roll glory. And now in the hands of In Flames guitarist Bjorn Gelotte, the Les Paul Custom is again blazing trails.

Built to Bjorn Gelotte's exacting standards

When Epiphone asked Bjorn Gelotte what he wanted for his limited edition signature guitar, Bjorn - a long time Les Paul guy - didn't have to do much to dial it in. Using an ebony Les Paul Custom as a springboard, the Bjorn Gelotte LP Custom offers EMG pickups with an easy-access battery compartment, gold Grover tuners, LockTone "Nashville-style" Tune-o-matic bridge, and custom inlay work on the headstock. A very limited run of these guitars are being produced, so make sure you grab yours today.

Loaded with EMG 81 and 85 active humbucking pickups

Gelotte chose EMG 81 and 85 pickups for his signature Les Paul Custom. The classic combination ensures you get enough firepower under the hood for any kind of high-gain, high-intensity metal or rock. But unlike the standard EMGs, these are the Metalworks series, giving the pickup a gold metal cover that looks perfectly at home on the upscale Les Paul Custom. And the easy-access battery compartment will keep your battery changes quick and easy in the heat of a gig.

Epiphone Limited Edition Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Features:
  • Les Paul Custom constructed for the sound of In Flames
  • Classic LP Custom features like gold hardware, an ebony fretboard, and binding
  • High-output tone with active EMG 81 and 85 pickups
  • Tuning stability courtesy of Grover tuners
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity
  • Hardshell case included
The Epiphone LTD Bjorn Gelotte Les Paul Custom is a classic design for todays metal.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Custom 59
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Nut Material Ivory PVC
Bridge/Tailpiece Nashville-Style Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Tuners 18:1 ratio Grover Roto-matic
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG-85 humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG-81 humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number ENBGEBGH3

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Just blown away by the quality of this axe. Been a fender guy for awhile and this is just as good but better in its own way. I'm thinking of another this is so awesome.

Incredible Les Paul!

Ok, I knew this was out, I didn't pay much attention to it because I already have 4 Epi LP custom's All of which are exceptional, Very well crafted guitars (That may be hard to believe since they are made in China) But it's true. This is coming from a 54 yr old who has been playing since 11 yrs old and currently owns 50+ electrics, Several of which are Gibson's! Yea yea, I used to be one of those Gibby fan boys "Only a Gibson will do!" Not anymore. My change of heart came around the end of 2014 when I bought the Epiphone Lee Malia's LP Custom. I had NO idea who Lee was nor did I care. I was attracted to it because it is basically a copy of the Gibson Artisian LP Custom! I have always wanted one of those but they are **** near impossible to find in above average condition. So, I ordered the Lee Malia's custom, Still a bit Leary and thinking I just took a big risk buying an Epiphone. Boy oh boy was I dead wrong! When I un-boxed it I was floored by the appearance, But still not convinced. I removed it from the box and went over every centimeter, Inspecting everything very closely. Neck was straight, Frets filed very nicley, Nut was set perfect, Everything about it was FLAWLESS! No kidding! Next, I was eager to fire this baby up and try out the GIbson USA pick-ups,, OMG it plays so easy and ZERO fret buzz, Very nice action, And the tone (All the tones) are awesome! This sounded as good as my 79 Gibson LP custom! So, At first I was kinda confused, how could this be 799.00, Made in China, And be so **** good? a couple months later I saw a Gloss black Epi Custom classic at a guitar shop, I could not take my eyes off it, Simply stunning! It has an aged yellow binding all around and even aged yellow inlay on head-stock, No pick-guard, and just looked like another flawless Epi LP. Next day I broke down and bought it! WOW! Just as nice as the Lee Malias! Then a few months ago I get an email from Epi announcing the 100th anniv. LP custom's, I loved how they looked with the different head-stock, I ordered the Natural, It came, I was floored! Once again, Perfection (close to it) few days later I ordered the Cherry. Now the Cherry is my favorite! The pics don't do it justice, The Cherry just looks incredible in person! Ok, Now that makes FOUR Epi LP Customs I own. Enter the Bjorn!! Like I said at the beginning, I did not pay much attention to this model, I think because I'm not crazy about active pick-ups. I am however, A BIG fan of good Thrash (Testament/Megadeth/LoG, Etc..) but had not heard a whole lot of "In Flames" Even though I had seen them a couple times since Y2k when they opened for Testament or Megdeth. I just didn't pay much attention to them. A few days ago I was at a old friend's house to hear his new band practice. He introduced me to the lead guitarist, Guess what he pulled out? THE BJORN! This did not excite me at 1st, But once he fired it up,, WOW! I had to try it! The rest of the night was centered around this beast! (He had just got it a few days before) Fast forward to here and NOW! I just ordered my very own Bjorn custom! This will make 5 FIVE Epi LP Custom's for me! Once again, this was yet another FLAWLESS Epi custom! Also, Turns out those active PU's sound incredible! They can snort and growl, Or clean up really nice! The Ebony fretboard is off the charts! Action, harmonics, feel, Think of everything good and this guitar has it! Cannot wait to get it! Whatever Epiphone has been doing the last 2 years, KEEP IT UP! Simply cannot beat the quality for the price on the newer Epiphone LP's!! Don't miss out because your like I "USED" to be. Give one a try, You'll see what I'm talking about! Sweetwater is the BEST place to buy a new axe!
Music background: Playing 43 yrs. Played in a few diff. Bands in the 80's/90's have been teaching guitar and collecting for about 10 yrs now.

Awesome guitar!

I made the mistake of purchasing this same guitar elsewhere and received a broken one. Decided to come back to Sweetwater to purchase another. Should have come here first. Sweetwater has never done me wrong. Customer service is by far the best I've dealt with. Brandon Eden (sales rep) is a great guy to work with. Always makes dealing with Sweetwater feel more personal. As for the guitar.....Hands down the best Epiphone Les Paul Custom I've owned. I've had 3 others before this one. The construction is amazing. Playability is perfect. Came set up and ready to play right out of the case. If you're looking for a less expensive alternative to a Gibson Les Paul and want that extra gain and clarity from EMGs, this is the guitar for you. I'm absolutely in love with it. I've been playing it through my Bugera 6260 and it just flat out does everything I want it to. To top it all off, it looks amazing. The round profile neck is incredibly comfortable. I'm used to thin fast necks of Jacksons and Charvels and my other 2 Les Paul Customs. But was surprised at how fast I got used to the feel of the bigger, thicker neck on this guitar. I could go on for days about this thing, but I'll just leave it at this: Great guitar. Can't complain about it in any way. Buy one!!! You won't be disappointed!!
Music background: Guitar player for 20+ years
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