Is an Epiphone version of Adam Jones' Gibson 1979 Les Paul Custom in the works?

Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom
(Image credit: Gibson / YouTube)

Following Gibson's announcement of the 1979 Adam Jones Les Paul Custom last year, the Tool guitarist has teased what looks to be an Epiphone edition of the model.

Taking to Instagram yesterday (May 3), Jones shared a video of a black Epiphone Les Paul hard case – which sports the text, “Adam Jones 1979” – with the caption, “More prototypes”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.