Wow, now that is a guitar to make you sit up and take notice! The new Epiphone Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul model has just been announced, a signature model for the famous KISS guitarist. Will it make you want to rock all night?
Rock all night!
So, this is not the first signature guitarist for Tommy Thayer. In fact, it’s the the fourth. We can safely say that he’s is no stranger to Epiphone. It is all the more pleasing, then, that the newest version is completely finished in blue and chrome. To say it stands out from the crowd is an understatement – this thing makes a big statement. If you are a fan of the band, chances are you’ll love this.
Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Signature Les Paul
So what are you getting? This eye-popping model has a mahogany body and neck. The later has an Indian Laurel fretboard loaded with 22 frets, a 12″ fretboard radius. The scale length of 24.75″ is just what you’d expect on a Les Paul.
The stand out feature of this signature model is, of course, the striking Electric Blue finish. This is a blue glitter paint job and screams for attention. In addition, there is chrome hardware and blue control knobs that complement the finish. Both the pickguard and truss rod covers are mirrored as well, in true rock’n’roll style. The reverse side of the headstock has the KISS “SpaceMan” logo and a reproduction of Tommy Thayer’s signature in silver silkscreen.
Pickups and Hardware
One pickup cover of the Seymour Duncan JB at the bridge position is blue as well. The humbucker on the neck has a standard nickel finish. As far as the aesthetics are concerned, this lives up to the expectations of a signature instrument for a member of KISS!
Hardware-wise you get a set of Grover Rotomatic 18:1 tuners, a Graph Tech nut and an Epiphone bridge and tailpiece. The guitar ships in a Custom Hard Case and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity as well.
RRP – USD 849