Epiphone teases stunning new Prophecy Flying V and Explorer models with Fishman Fluence humbuckers

Epiphone Prophecy Explorer and Flying V prototypes
(Image credit: Cesar Gueikian/Instagram)

After an absolutely storming NAMM - including the launch of the high-performance, low-price Muse Les Paul and SG line-up - it’s fair to say Epiphone is having a good year. And now the Gibson brand is taking aim at metal players with the reveal of new models - and new specs - for the Prophecy range.

In a recent Instagram post, Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian shared photos of prototype Explorer and Flying V electric guitar designs, both of which feature Fishman’s state-of-the-art active Fluence humbuckers - a first for Gibson and Epiphone.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.