“One of my top favorite guitars of all time”: Epiphone debuts the Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom – and it's got a Gibson-style headstock

Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom
(Image credit: Epiphone)

Epiphone has unveiled the Adam Jones Les Paul Custom – a new signature guitar for the Tool guitarist – and the first ‘standard’ line model from the brand, following its stunning run of Limited Edition Custom Art guitars for Jones.

The announcement is also notable as the latest take on Jones’ LP features the Gibson-like ‘open book’ headstock, as opposed to the larger and more rounded Epiphone ‘Kalamazoo’ era headstock – making it only the second guitar in the current line-up to do so.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.