Epiphone has just announced a bunch of new limited-edition Pro and Lite models. The 12 new releases include versions of the Casino, SG and Les Paul Traditional. Although they might seem minor, these minor modifications – including new finishes and pickups – are sending all the right signals.
Casino, SG and Les Paul
The Casino is being offered in a sparkling Sunrise Orange finish while the SG G-400 Deluxe Pro is available in a new Translucent Red or Blue finish over a flame maple veneer top.
The Les Paul Traditional Pro-III Plus is available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst and Desert Burst.
The SG-400s come loaded with Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers with push/pull coil-splitting capabilities. And the Les Paul Traditional Pro-III gets Gibson USA humbuckers and an onboard boost function that can be engaged for an extra 15dB of gain!
These limited editions of the Pro and Lite models will, however, only be available via selected Epiphone dealers, so you may have to shop around to find them. In my opinion, Epiphone have been ‘knocking it out the park’ for quite some time. After yesterday’s announcement of the attractive Vivian Campbell signature Holy Diver Les Paul, these new limited edition models also make a good impression. Way to go, Epiphone.