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Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
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Epiphone Presents Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood White Fang ES-125TDC Outfit

May 30, 2019
A vintage-inspired ES-125 hollowbody archtop with new ProBucker P-90 single-coil pickups.
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Epiphone Presents the Ltd. Ed. Lzzy Hale Signature Explorer Outfit

May 10, 2019
A classic Explorer customized by one of rock's biggest acts.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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Gary Clark Jr.’s 'This Land'

March 21, 2019
President Obama called him “the future of music.” Now, the Texas guitarist transcends the hype via an album packed with strong songs and sounds crafted with a broader palette of guitars and influences.
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Epiphone Presents the Limited-Edition Jared James Nichols "Old Glory" Les Paul Custom Outfit

March 6, 2019
The guitar combines a classic 1950s-style Les Paul Custom body with a single Seymour Duncan P-90.
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NAMM '19 - Epiphone Dave Rude Flying V and Jared James Nichols "Old Glory" Les Paul Demos

January 25, 2019
Dig Halestorm, Tesla, and/or stripped-down Les Paul sounds? Then check out the classic brand’s latest signature solidbodies.
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Epiphone Presents the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit

December 6, 2018
The guitar features the classic ES-355 semi-hollowbody archtop profile with an Ebony finish, gold hardware, ProBucker humbuckers, Mallory Capacitors, and a Bigsby B7 Vibrato.
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Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
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Epiphone and Slash Team Up for New Firebirds

September 20, 2018
Slash’s Premium Outfit Limited to 100 guitars, each hand-signed and numbered by Slash, plus a hard case and custom leather strap.
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Epiphone Unveils the Limited-Edition Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO and 1964 Texan Models

September 7, 2018
The Les Paul Custom is patterned after Frampton's "Phenix" model.
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Fantastic Negrito: The Real Punk Blues

August 16, 2018
With a right hand he calls “the Claw” and a pawnshop guitar jones, this blues-fueled 2017 Grammy-winner sticks to basic riffs and the truth on his second album, Please Don’t Be Dead.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny A.

July 25, 2018
Get inside the fuzz-laden setup used by one of guitardom’s most respected instrumentalists during his recent stint with the Yardbirds.
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Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.
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Trash or Treasure: Epiphone PR7E

July 15, 2018
A reader’s curious preschooler finds an old guitar in a spare room. The reader smartly inquiries about its value before handing it over to a 4-year-old.
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SNAMM '18 - Epiphone Ltd Edition 100th Anniversary John Lee Hooker Zephyr Demo

July 13, 2018
Check out the killer looks and sounds of the first modern-day offering of a semi-hollow favored by one of the greatest blues guitarists ever.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
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Epiphone Introduces the Limited-Edition Jason Hook M-4 Explorer Outfit

May 8, 2018
The signature model features Seymour Duncan humbuckers, a deeper upper-body cutaway, and Hook's signature graphics.
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DIY: No-Brainer Mods!

April 17, 2018
How to transform four affordable axes—a Gretsch Jet Club, an Epiphone Les Paul SL, and a Squier Vintage Modified Jag and Precision bass—into absolute gems.
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Epiphone Embassy PRO Review

February 15, 2018
A classic Epi bass from the ’60s is reimagined and reissued with a price that harkens back to the same era.
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