Epiphone has teamed up with blues-rock guitar hero Jared James Nichols for a new signature guitar, the “Gold Glory” Les Paul Custom.
A limited-edition version of Nichols's first signature Epiphone Les Paul – the "Old Glory" Les Paul Custom (opens in new tab) – the "Gold Glory" features a '55-style Les Paul Custom body outfitted with a striking, aged Double Gold finish.
Like its Black-finished predecessor, the Gold Glory features a single Seymour Duncan P-90 Dogear bridge pickup – with individual volume and tone knobs – a mahogany neck boasting an ebony fingerboard with traditional block inlays, and Grover Rotomatic tuners.
"’Gold Glory’ is an icon of a guitar,” Nichols said in a press release. “Between the beauty of the tone, and glitter of the gold, it is breathtaking and bold. It’s simplistic, and powerful, a complete classic, yet rooted in today.
"I am honored to continue my ‘Glory Days’ with this incredible new signature model. I cannot wait to get this guitar out into the world and into the hands of players looking to find their own unique voice. Simply put, ‘Gold Glory’ inspires me to play, create, and perform at my very best."
The Epiphone Jared James Nichols “Gold Glory” Les Paul Custom is available now – with an EpiLite case included – for $699.
For more info on the guitar, head on over to epiphone.com (opens in new tab).
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.
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