Epiphone Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Ltd Ed Electric GuitarEpiphone
Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit, designed with Lee Malia of Bring Me the Horizon. Featuring the classic Explorer profile in Lee's signature Walnut finish with a Gibson USA P-94 single coil and 84T-LM™ humbucker pickup, vintage style "Artisan" inlay, and custom gigbag with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.
"I've always loved the heavy sound of Explorers," said Lee Malia of his new Signature Ltd. Ed. Explorer Artisan. "And the first sample I got from Epiphone was perfect--we didn't need to change anything. It's so cool--I love it."
Bring Me the Horizon is one of the fastest rising music groups in the world and Lee Malia has emerged as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. Like Lee's Epiphone Les Paul Artisan, the new Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit features another classic "Kalamazoo" era design--the Explorer--in a beautiful Walnut finish with Ivory and Black binding on the body and headstock along with an "Artisan" floral inlay in pearloid on a smooth Torrefied Composite fingerboard. The Mahogany body has a Maple top to add bite to the tone. The Mahogany neck has a "1959" Rounded "C" profile with a 24.75" scale length. The black Explorer-style headstock has a pearloid "Epiphone" logo in 60s era typeface with a "Lee Malia" signature inlay on the back.
Condition: When this guitar came in from the factory, the only issue found by the authorized refurbisher was a minor finish flaw on the top (see photo). No repairs or modifications were made to the guitar - they simply gave it a set-up and left it alone. Aside from the minor cosmetic flaw, it looks and plays like new. Back of the headstock is stamped "2nd" and original serial # has been replaced with a new one.
- Mahogany body with maple top
- Mahogany set neck with "1959" rounded "C" profile
- Gibson® USA P-94™ single single-coil pickup (neck)
- "Dummy coil" pickup (middle)
- Gibson® USA 84T-LM™ humbucker pickup (bridge)
- Neck volume, bridge volume (w/ push-pull coil splitting), master tone, 3-way toggle switch
- Torrefied composite fretboard with pearloid "artisan" inlays
- LockTone™ TOM bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Premium die-cast 14:1 ratio tuners with "tulip" buttons
- Gold hardware
- 4-ply black pickguard
- Synthetic bone nut
- 22 frets
- 1.69" nut width
- 24.75" scale length
- Walnut gloss finish