After the roaring success of last yearâ€™s models, Epiphone has designed a brand-new range of limited-edition models for NAMM 2006. Every quarter, Epiphone will launch three new limited edition models. Each will be based on an existing Epiphone design, but with a unique twist that makes these custom guitars a genuine collectors item.
Hereâ€™s the list in full:
- Firebird Studio
The Epiphone Firebird Studio in Vintage Sunburst features a reverse body styling plus a set neck and Alnico Classic humbucker. The twist comes in the form of Steinbergerâ€™s 40:1 direct-drive tuners in unbeatable tuning precision.
The PR5-E in Alpine White is a limited edition version of the acoustic/electric model with a unique finish.
- Ripper Bass
The Epiphone Ripper Bass with a Custom shop makeover and featuring a hard maple body, neck and fingerboard with a new PJ pickup.
- 57 Les Paul Junior
The 57 Les Paul Junior Reissue features mahogany combined with the classic neck and raw tones of the P-100 humbucker.
The Epiphone Casino, most famous as the guitar of choice for The Beatles, is a limited edition hollow-body complete with Bigsby trim and sunburst finish.
Based on the most recognizable acoustic guitar of our time, the Epiphone SQ-180 reissue features an ebony finish and distinctive moustache pickguards, small body jumbo styling and mother-of-pearl inlays.
The ES-135 is one of the most versatile axes on the market, combining the presences of the ES-175 and the ES-335. The best of both worlds Epiphone guitar is available in limited edition Blueburst finish.
An even â€˜wilderâ€™ limited edition WildKat in gorgeous Sunrise Orange. With its vintage chrome P-90 pickups and Bigsby vibrato, this Epiphone original semi-hollow body is the perfect guitar for rock, blues and country.
- Les Paul Special II Deluxe
The Les Paul Special II Deluxe combines genuine humbucker driven performance with an entry-level price. There are vintage Sunburst and Ebony versions.
A Deluxe version of the AJ-200S that matches the classic Advanced Jumbo shape with a solid spruce top and gold hardware.
A 12-string complete with remarkable tone, performance enhancing cutaway, ebony finish and Shadow preamp.