Nashville, TN (November 30, 2012) -- Epiphone has announced a limited-edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul. The guitar will be available as a regular production model or in a special "stage-played" package, where fans can pay to have Thayer play the guitar onstage at the show of their choice. Here are the details from Tommy Thayer and Epiphone:

"This fantastic guitar is an exact version of my Gibson silver sparkle Custom Shop Standard that I've played onstage with KISS for years now.

"Having my own signature Epiphone Les Paul guitar is something I've dreamed about for a long time. When I was a teenage kid back in Portland, Oregon in the '70s I would look at the Les Pauls at the local guitar shop wall and dream that one day I might have one of my own to play – never fathoming that I'd have my own signature model someday!

"Being in KISS for over 10 years now has taken me to that place. It's important for me to put my name on a professional guitar for serious musicians that sounds great, looks amazing and is affordable." - Tommy Thayer


• Silver sparkle top
• Creme binding on body and neck
• Black sides, back and neck
• 1959 neck profile
• Rosewood fingerboard w/crown inlays
• Black pick guard, pickup rings and toggle ring
• Gibson 498 pickups
• Neck position pickup w/nickel plated cover
• Bridge position pickup no cover, black bobbins
• Nickel plated bridge and tailpiece
• Grover Deluxe ivory tuners
• Black top-hat knobs
• Custom silver hard shell guitar case
• Custom leather studded guitar strap
• Tommy Thayer signed certificate of authenticity booklet

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