Epiphone has teamed up with Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer to unveil the Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul.
Thayer's fourth Epiphone signature model, the Electric Blue Les Paul features a mahogany body with a maple cap, and an Electric Blue finish with Les Paul Custom style white and black binding on the top.
The guitar has a mahogany neck with a 60s SlimTaper profile, an Indian Laurel fingerboard and standard Les Paul trapezoid inlays. The neck has a 24.75” scale, a 12” radius, 22 medium frets and a 1.69” Graph Tech nut.
In the sonic department, the Electric Blue Les Paul features Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers. The neck pickup features a covered JB humbucker while the bridge pickup features an open-coil JB humbucker with blue bobbins. These are controlled by volume and tone controls with custom Blue Top Hat knobs with metal pointers.
A Lock Tone ABR bridge, Stop Bartail piece, Grover Rotomatic tuners with an 18:1 tuning ratio and a truss rod cover with a metal “bell” shape engraved with Thayer's name also come standard on the guitar.
"My goal is to always create something that looks and plays really well on the Kiss stage," Thayer said of his new signature guitar. "It’s gotta have some bling and have a certain look and an aesthetic that really stands out. And that’s certainly what we’ve achieved with this new Electric Blue Les Paul."
The Epiphone Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul is available now for $849.
For more info on the guitar, stop by epiphone.com.