The first thing that catches the eye is the impressive appearance. First-class curly maple in partly unusual colours makes a lot of difference.
Unusual are also the 24 jumbo frets, which are not common with shorter scales of 628mm. The neck profile is an asymmetrical slim taper version, which feels very comfortable. In addition, there is a smooth shaping at the neck-body transition, which should increase the playing pleasure in the upper registers even more.
On the hardware side, they didn't spill the beans, but made do. The currently very popular Influence pickups from Fishman are used, which are characterised by increased output and dynamic sound development at the same time. The electrics are quite sophisticated. The pots are designed as push/pull switches with which you can split the humbuckers (volume) or choose between modern and vintage (tone). More variety is hardly possible.
The Grover locking tuners, which ensure tuning stability even with a hearty attack, should not go unmentioned.
The Prophecy series is a modern reinterpretation of proven classics and has a lot to offer. Whether Epiphone wants to end the vintage trend that has been booming for years may be left open at this point.
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: AAA Figured Maple, veneer
- Neck: Mahogany, glued in
- Profile: Asymmetrical SlimTaper
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Trapezoid Inlays
- Frets: 24, Medium Jumbo
- Scale: 24.75'' / 628 mm
- Nut width: 1.693"' / 43 mm
- Pickups: 2x Fishman Fluence Proprietary
- Controls: Volume (Push/ Pull Split Coil), Tone (Push/ Pull Vintage Modern), 3-way switch
- Bridge: LockTone ABR Tune-O-Matic
- Tuners: Grover Locking Rotomatics
- Hardware: BrushedNickel
- Colour: Yellow Tiger Aged Gloss
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