Epiphone Heritage, Gibson Innovation The New “Inspired by Gibson Collection” – Coming Soon!

 

So many of us have dreamt of buying our very own Gibson guitar; however that tidy packet has always been out of our reach. The legacy of the brand is something that enthralls us and we always wish to equate ourselves with icons like Slash and Jimmy Page. Epiphone has turned this dream into reality a lot sooner than you could have imagined. 2020 brings to you the all new Epiphone guitars “Inspired by Gibson Collection” but available for a fraction of the price and with similar specifications like the original collection.

The main difference between these 2 brands is that Gibsons are made in the USA and Epiphones are made in China.

Epiphone is a subsidiary that was acquired by Gibson in 1957. The former was a major competitor of the latter, before it was acquired. Epiphone has always strived to recreate affordable versions of the Gibson line-up, making sure the quality is up to the mark for each guitar they manufacture. Epiphone’s history has always adapted to the trends of each time and it has intertwined with Gibson a little bit, however this time they have created the biggest line of guitars that are inspired by Gibson – Epiphone Les Paul Modern, Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50’s and 60’s, Epiphone Les Paul Classic and Studio are some of the models from this new line-up. And their MRP ranges between Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 80,000/-.

Please be on the lookout, as these guitars will be available in the next few months and will change the way people look at Epiphone.

Comparison between Epiphone Les Paul Modern and Gibson Les Paul Modern

 

Epiphone LP Modern

Gibson LP Modern

 

Epiphone LP Modern

Gibson LP Modern

Body

Hardware

Body Shape

Les Paul

Les Paul

Fingerboard Radius

12"

Compound

Body Material

Mahogany

Mahogany

Number Of Frets

22

22

Top

Plain Maple

Maple

Frets

Medium Jumbo

Medium Jumbo

Weight Relief

Yes

Ultra-Modern

Finish

Nickel

Chrome

Finish

Gloss

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Bridge

LockTone™ ABR

Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic

Neck

Tailpiece

Stopbar

Aluminum Stopbar

Material

Mahogany

Mahogany

Tuning Machines

Grover® Locking Rotomatic with Tulip Buttons 18:1 ratio

Grover Locking Rotomatics w/Keystone buttons

Profile

Asymmetrical SlimTaper™ with Contoured heel

Asymmetrical Slim Taper w/ Modern Contoured Heel

Pickguard

1-Ply; Black PVC

Black 5-ply

Scale Length

24.75" / 628.65mm

24.75" / 628.65mm

Control Knobs

Clear Top Hats with Ridge

Clear Top Hats

Fingerboard Material

Ebony

Ebony

Electronics

Nut Material

Graph Tech®

Graph Tech®

Neck Pickup

ProBucker-2™ humbucker w/coil-splitting

Burstbucker Pro Rhythm

Nut Width

1.69" / 43mm

1.69" / 43mm

Bridge Pickup

ProBucker-3™ humbucker w/coil-splitting

Burstbucker Pro + Lead

Inlays

Trapezoid

Mother of Pearl Trapezoid

Controls

2 Volume w/coil splitting and treble bleed, 2-Tone with phase switching

2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Push/Pull Tones (Pure Bypass/Phase) & Toggle Switch

 

 

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