It's hard to imagine that 10 years have gone by since Tommy Thayer officially took over as the “Spaceman” in Kiss. It seemed only fitting that the Spaceman should don the Les Paul. However, as fate would have it, Thayer has been a longtime Les Paul player, even back in his days in Black and Blue.
Choosing an electric guitar can be somewhat overwhelming, but I always say it comes down to the type of player you are. You should grab a guitar that suits the style of music you play. Considering it’s the end of the year, a time when we love to look at lists of the things we want or need, below is my list of five very different guitars that will certainly appeal to the type of player you are — or aspire to be.
Epiphone has announced one of its most anticipated new models, the Tommy Thayer "Spaceman" Les Paul. The new model, which is named after — and designed for — the longtime Kiss guitarist, will be available in January. Thayer recently commented on the guitar on his website.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling's biggest music festival, will take place in Sturgis, South Dakota, August 5 to August 10. Guitar players in the audience are in luck -- because Epiphone will be giving away a Buffalo Chip-themed Coronet guitar every night.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario check out the brand new Robb Flynn Love/Death Baritone Flying V from Epiphone, which features a 27-inch scale giving it the low-end punch of a baritone with the classic feel of the Flying V.
“The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it,” My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero says. “That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you’re bound to do great things with it.”
Epiphone unveiled their new Dave Navarro Signature Acoustic/Electric guitar at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Navarro visited the Epiphone booth on Friday meet fans and demo the new guitar, and you can check out some photos in the gallery below.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the Epiphone '61 Reissue Casino 50th Anniversary, an accurate reproduction down to its T-shaped headstock plate, black P-90s, dot inlays, tortoiseshell pickguard and finish.
We all know that deep down, most guitarists love the classic designs and shapes. That's why Epiphone designed the new Les Paul Ultra-III with the same look and features of a traditional Les Paul but added new technology giving you a guitar that's a real Les Paul, but so much more.
Celebrate 50 Years of A Classic: The Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1961" SG Special Outfit faithfully turns back the clock and gives you an affordable iconic instrument that sounds and plays like you've stepped back in time.