Epiphone Limited Edition Tommy Thayer White Light Explorer with Case

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Epiphone presents the Limited Edition Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Explorer Outfit, the third signature model designed with legend Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer of KISS. Featuring the classic Explorer body in a Custom Metallic White finish plus Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers chosen by Thayer, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a custom hard case and more. Plus, each Ltd. Ed. “White Lightning” Explorer also includes a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity in a presentation binder.

Epiphone LE Tommy Thayer White Light Explorer with Case Features

  • Designed with Tommy Thayer of KISS
  • Custom Metallic White finish
  • Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers
  • Includes Hard Case, Studded Leather Strap, and Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity 
White Lightning Strikes Twice
Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer returns with his third custom Epiphone, the “White Lightning” Explorer Outfit, inspired by his “White Lightning” Les Paul. Tommy Thayer’s new Explorer features a classic Mahogany body with black and white binding on the top, and a chrome-metal pickguard. The Mahogany neck has a 1960's SlimTaper-D profile that is glued to the body with a Mortise & Tenon joint. The neck has a traditional 24.75” scale length and a smooth Torrefied Composite fingerboard with pearloid "Dot" inlays. The adjustable truss rod has a chrome cover engraved with “Tommy Thayer” and a limited edition 'White Lightning" logo on the back of the headstock.

Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers 
Once again, Tommy Thayer as chosen legendary Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers for his new Signature Explorer. Seymour Duncan began his career in the 1960s customizing pickups for legends like Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck. Thayer chose a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker with chrome mounting rings for the neck position and another JB “open-coil” with white bobbins in the bridge position. Open coil-humbuckers are inspired by legends like Jimmie Page of Led Zeppelin and Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers who found their lead/bridge pickups had more “bite” if they removed the covers. White “TopHat” knobs control each pickup’s Volume and Tone and Epiphone’s all-metal 3-way pickup selector has a chrome cap and metal washer.

Rock Solid Hardware
Like all Epiphones, Tommy Thayer’s “White Lightning” Explorer comes with rock solid/road ready hardware including a heavy-duty 1/4” non-rotating output jack with chrome-metal jack plate and a classic LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for superb action and intonation. Mini-Grover Rotomatics offer a super pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio. A custom white hard case is included along with a Studded Leather Strap designed by Tommy Thayer along with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Lifetime Guarantee
Like all Epiphones, the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Explorer Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee along with Gibson’s legendary 365/24/7 Customer Service. All of Tommy Thayer’s previous Signature Epiphones have sold out quickly and you can bet the new “White Lightning” Explorer Outfit will, too! See your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today or visit Epiphone.com to find a dealer near you.

Product Specifications
Epiphone LE Tommy Thayer White Light Explorer with Case Specifications
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued In; Mortise & Tenon
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: Chrome, Metal: Engraved "Tommy Thayer"
  • Nut: White; Imitation Bone
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Torrefied Composite with pearloid "Dot" inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker; Covered with chrome mounting rings
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker; Open-Coil with white bobbins
  • Controls: 
    • Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector with chrome cap and metal washer
    • Neck Pickup Volume
    • Bridge Pickup Volume
    • Neck Pickup Tone
    • Bridge Pickup Tone
  • Binding: 
    • Body Top - 7 ply (Pure White/Black)
    • Body Back - None
    • Headstock - None
    • Fingerboard - 1 ply (Pure White)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Mini-Grover Rotomatics 18.1 ratio
  • Pickguard: PVC; Chrome Color
  • Knobs: White "Top Hats" with metal pointers
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty with chrome, metal jack plate
  • Other: Limited Edition 'White Lightning" Logo on back of headstock
  • Includes: 
    • Custom "White" Hard Case
    • Inspired by Custom Studded Leather Strap (like Tommy's)
    • Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity in presentation binder
    • User's Manual
    • Truss Rod Wrench
    • Epiphone Poster
    • Epiphone Bumper Sticker
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Andrew Eldridge Submitted: 1/2/2018
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This is my 2nd guitar of Tommy Thayer’s Epiphone Series. I have the Spaceman Les Paul and loved that guitar. Missed out on the White Lightning Les Paul and had to get his White Lightning Explorer. Very sleek guitar and for the money couldn’t be more happier. I hope Tommy Thayer adds more so I can expand my KISS Collection!
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