Nashville, TN (November 2, 2017) -- Epiphone proudly presents the new Ltd. Ed. Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit, the premier signature guitar from Judas Priest legend Richie Faulkner. Faulkner’s Flying-V includes EMG active pickups, a Floyd Rose Tremolo and bridge with R2 Locking Nut, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a custom Thin-C neck profile, and a custom designed gig bag.

“Right out of the box, the quality of the guitar was mind blowing,” said Faulkner. “I used it all over the new Judas Priest record. I’m taking it out on the road next year. It’s an honor to be part of the heritage.”

When Richie Faulkner joined Judas Priest in 2011, his incredible speed, finesse, and energy rejuvenated the pioneering English metal band and helped to introduce Judas Priest to a new generation of fans. Now, as Judas Priest approaches their 50 th anniversary, Epiphone welcomes Richie Faulkner to Epiphone’s distinguished family of signature artists!

The new Ltd. Ed. Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit is a classic Flying-V with a Mahogany body in an Ebony gloss finish with a thin-C profile neck modeled after Richie’s favorite vintage Flying-V. It’s powered by the classic combo of an EMG-66 (active) humbucker in the neck position and an EMG-57 humbucker (active) in the lead position, both with a Smooth Black Nickel finish. Faulkner’s Flying V also comes with a Floyd Rose® Tremolo 1000-Series bridge and Floyd Rose "R2" locking nut for incredibly precise tuning and sustain, a hallmark of Faulkner’s style.

Visit Epiphone.com to learn more about the new Ltd. Ed. Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit and read our exclusive interview! And visit your favorite local Authorized Epiphone Dealer

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