Straight Outta Sci-Fi: Epiphone Unveil Slick TV Silver Collection

Six models given cosmic makeover   10-Jan-13

Straight Outta Sci-Fi: Epiphone Unveil Slick TV Silver Collection

Epiphone Instruments have released a new limited-edition collection of the guitars, the TV Silver Collection, featuring silver editions of the Les Paul Standard, the Les Paul Custom PRO, the 1966 G-400 PRO, the Explorer PRO, and the Thunderbird IV bass.

The Epiphone classic, the Wilshere, also gets an outing.

All six models are finished in a futuristic sci-fi silver, which Epiphone have labelled "TV Silver" combining the vintage vibe of models such as the Les Paul with a somewhat stellar shine. Each guitar is issued in limited quantities.

The collection has more than a hint of glam rock about it, platform boots and flares are obligatory if you're planning on getting one.

Under the hood, the guitars feature some of the accessories you might have come to expect from Epiphone, but also with the twist of coil tapping, which is a nice touch, particularly on the Les Paul.

"Our fans are connoisseurs of our guitars and they give us the confidence to move forward and expand on our classics," said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. "The 'TV Silver Collection' looks like it could have come from the early '60s, but these instruments have more power and versatility than even Les Paul could have imagined," he added.

Epiphone have also added certain pickup, electronic and hardware improvements. Including GroverTM and WilkinsonTM machine heads and Alnico ClassicTM and ProBuckerTM humbucker pickups with coil-tapping.

The Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a laminated maple veneer top, a mahogany body and neck with a 1960s SlipTaperTM profile, a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The hot output signal of the "TV Silver" Les Paul comes from an Epiphone Alnico Classic and an Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus humbucker pickup with Les Paul's iconic signature in gold on the headstock.

The Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO has all of the historic Les Paul features, including a mahogany body with a maple veneer top, a mahogany neck with a 1960's SlimTaper profile, and the popular Epiphone ProBucker-2 and Epiphone ProBucker-3 humbucker pickups with coil-tapping at the bridge and neck volume controls.

Epiphone claim that the Limited-Edition "TV Silver" 1966 G-400 PRO could be the most stunning "SG" ever, featuring a mahogany body and neck with the classic G-400 profile, a rosewood fretboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers and coil-tapping via a push/pull control at the neck and bridge volume controls.

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