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Epiphone Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar with Case

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A Les Paul for a 21st Century Spaceman! A one-of-a-kind with a limited run of only 1,000, the The Epiphone Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar features a solid mahogany body and a plain maple veneer top that deliver the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a real Les Paul. Add Gibson 498T Humbuckers, Grover Deluxe Vintage tuners, and a custom silver hard case with a signed certificate of authenticity and you have a must have signature Les Paul for 21st Century KISS fans.

Epiphone Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Features

  • Silver Flake Top with Black Back, Sides and Neck
  • Mahogany body with Plain Maple Veneer
  • Mahogany 1960's SlimTaper, D profile Neck
  • 22 Fret, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Gibson 498T Humbucker Pickups
  • Includes Custom Silver Hard Case, Studded Guitar Strap and Signed Certificate of Authenticity

The 1960s SlimTaper D profile mahogany neck has a deep-set glued-in neck joint, a 24.75 scale length, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a 1.68 nut. Like all Epiphone Les Paul's (and unlike less costly designs), the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit features a 14 degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by string-tree gadgets.

A rosewood fingerboard with a 12 radius and pearloid trapezoid inlays completes the classic Les Paul Standard look and feel. The hand set-neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance while the medium-jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone. The top features a beautiful Silver Flake color finish and a black gloss finish on the back, sides, and neck. The body features single ply white binding on the top and on the fingerboard. A cool black pickguard completes the modern look.

The Power of Homemade Humbuckers
At Tommy Thayer's request, the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit features Gibson's world famous Gibson 498T Humbuckers with a covered 498T in the neck position and an open coil, double black bobbin Gibson 498T Humbucker in the lead position for that unmistakable Les Paul sound. Gibson 498T humbuckers have the tonal characteristics of an original PAF but with a slight increase in upper mid-range response.

The Gibson 498T uses Alnico V magnets for a slightly hotter output with an emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. And like the time-honored originals, Gibson 498T Humbuckers use only the highest quality parts including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, and the finest magnet wire available. Controls include standard black TopHats for volume and tone.

Legendary Epiphone Hardware
The Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit features Epiphone’s legendary rock solid nickel hardware including a Locking Tune-o-matic StopBar fully adjustable bridge, still a classic after 50 years. And now, Epiphone's updated, patent pending design auto-locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for the kind of sustain that Mr. Les Paul always imagined possible.

The Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit uses 1 diameter potentiometers for better throw, longer life, and reliable service. Epiphone’s all-metal 3-way toggle switch uses rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance and Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability.

Like all of Epiphone’s Les Paul Standards, Tommy’s Spaceman includes Grover Deluxe Vintage machine heads with a 14:1 ratio. The classic clipped dovewing headstock features a ‘60s style Epiphone in silver and Tommy Thayer on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

One Of A Kind Silver Spaceman Case
The Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit comes packed with goodies including an inspired by custom studded leather strap like Tommy's, a custom silver hard case and a signed certificate of authenticity in a binder with a photo of Tommy Thayer with his very own Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit.

Peace of Mind
Like every Epiphone, the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Outfit features a Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service. But remember, this Limited Edition Spaceman has a limited production run of only 1,000.

Epiphone Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Plain Maple Veneer
  • Neck: Mahogany
    • Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
    • Joint: Glued In; Deep-Set Neck Joint
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
    • Radius: 12 inch
    • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson 498T Humbucker; Covered
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson 498T Humbucker; Open-Coil
  • Controls:
    • Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector
    • Neck Pickup Volume
    • Bridge Pickup Volume
    • Neck Pickup Tone
    • Bridge Pickup Tone
  • Binding:
    • Body Top - 1 ply (White)
    • Fingerboard - 1 ply (White)
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: Grover Deluxe Vintage Tuners; 14:1 ratio
  • Gloss: Black back, sides and neck
  • Case: Custom Silver Hard Case
  • Includes:
    • Inspired by Custom Studded Leather Strap (like Tommy's)
    • Signed Certificate of Authenticity
    • Binder with certificate and photo of Tommy with Guitar
  • Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Rickie King from Indianapolis, indiana
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Fantastic value!
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
High quality fit and finish. Very pleased with the sound and playability.
Quality
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High quality that is evident when you look at this guitar close up.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Heavy like a Les Paul is supposed to be and feels vintage. Neck is about right even for my smaller hands and frets and wood are nice. Neck is not thin like a strat but feels just right.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
The Gibson pickups sound great and are perfect for metal with a great clean sound also.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Flawless paint and finish except for one small mark on the neck binding. Not noticeable unless you look for it. The paint is awesome!
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
More than I expected for the price and for a limited edition guitar.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
It was ok but I did lower the action and put some relief in the neck. However, it was very playable right out of the box after tuning.
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