The Epiphone Futura in the Prophecy Collection has roots back to the late 50's but there is nothing old about this guitar. Featuring a mahogany body with a highly figured quilt maple top gives the Futura a stunning appearance. The glued in mahogany neck uses a long neck joint for excellent sustain and strength. To accomodate the shredder in all of us, Epiphone has equipped the Futura with active EMG 81 and 85 pickups for high output performance. The Futura EX features the LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar system which not only provides added security but also increased sustain. The Futura FX features an original Floyd Rose Tremolo for locked-down pitch stability for both subtle and dive-bomb, extreme vibrato.
The Prophecy collection has common features across the whole line such as highly figured quilt maple tops, 24-fret Speed Taper satin necks, jumbo frets, unique blade inlays, Epiphone's new, patent-applied-for strap locks, hand-stained colors and eye-catching pearl knobs. Because they are all Customs, they feature bound bodies and necks. The Prophecy Collection takes advantage of all the design work and testing that Epiphone has done over the past two to three years.
The Lock Tone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece are standard equipment on all Epiphone guitars with a tune-o-matic setup. From their Custom Les Pauls right down to the Special II, Epiphone knows that tuning stability and sustain can make or break a guitar so it’s important to have a dependable bridge you can trust.