Epiphone has unveiled its eye-catching new Extura guitar.
A key model in the company's new Prophecy line, the Extura merges the outline of an Explorer with the cutaway and waist of the Futura. It features a mahogany body and 24-fret ebony fingerboard, with additional options of a AAA figured maple top – on the Tiger Aged Gloss-finished model – or a plain top, on the Black Aged Gloss-finished model.
Sonically, the guitar packs a pair of Fishman Fluence active humbuckers with three voices: a hot modern humbucker, a hum-free single coil and a vintage Gibson BurstBucker/PAF-style sound. They're controlled by push/pull volume and tone pots.
Elsewhere, the Extura features a Slim Taper neck with a contoured heel, Grover locking Rotomatic tuners, Epiphone's LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece, a Graph Tech NuBone nut and custom binding.
The Epiphone Extura is expected to arrive, with the rest of the Prophecy line, later this month. It will be available for $899.
For more info on the guitar, stop by epiphone.com.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.