The classic Explorer profile in Lee’s signature Walnut finish with a Gibson USA P-94 single-coil and a 84T-LM humbucker.

Nashville, TN (June 6, 2017) -- Epiphone, the world leader in affordable professional instruments, presents the new Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit, the second signature model designed with Lee Malia of Bring Me the Horizon. Featuring the classic Explorer profile in Lee’s signature Walnut finish with a Gibson USA P-94 single coil and 84T-LM humbucker pickup, vintage style “Artisan” inlay, and custom gigbag with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Bring Me the Horizon is one of the fastest rising music groups in the world and Lee Malia has emerged as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. Like Lee’s Epiphone Les Paul Artisan, the new Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit features another classic “Kalamazoo” era design—the Explorer--in a beautiful Walnut finish with Ivory and Black binding, “Artisan” floral inlay in pearloid, and Malia’s signature pickup combination of a sensitive Gibson USA P-94 single coil pickup for rhythm and a powerful Gibson 84T-LM™ humbucker for leads. "I've always loved the heavy sound of Explorers," said Lee Malia of his new Signature Ltd. Ed. Explorer Artisan. "And the first sample I got from Epiphone was perfect—we didn’t need to change anything. It's so cool--I love it." Visit Epiphone.com for info, read our classic interview with Lee Malia and discover the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit and all of Epiphone’s Premier Artist Signature Series for a limited time only at your Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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