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Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom officially announced

Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom available now
The Epiphone Adam Jones 'non-art' Silverburst Les Paul Custom is everything that fans wanted and now it is out today

The Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom is now official. This time it has the correct shape headstock as well!

Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom

The Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom is available to order at Thomann as of today. All specifications are as below.

Epiphone ADAM JONES (NON-ART) 1979 Les Paul Custom FULL DEMO
Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom available now
Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom available now

UPDATE 11/02/24

The full official spec sheet has now also leaked online, confirming the Custombucker pickup, etc

Epiphone Adam Jones'non-art' Silverburst Custom 2024

UPDATE 02/02/24

More leaked images appeared on eBay (which has now been pulled) of this same Epiphone Adam Jones Silverburst model, though this time from another dealer. It appears to indicate that a round mirror for the headstock is included as case candy in the package. It can be seen in the bottom left-hand corner of the image below.

Epiphone Adam Jones with mirror

The eBay seller also states it weighs 9 pounds, 1.68 ounces, so pretty light compared to an original late ’70s Norlin-era style Les Paul Custom. It’s not a bad thing though. However, we know Adam Jones prefers a heavy guitar himself.

Epiphone Adam Jones with mirror eBay seller also states it weighs 9 pounds, 1.68 ounces 

 

Epiphone Adam Jones ‘non-art’ Silverburst Custom

Essentially, this Epiphone Adam Jones ‘non-art’ Silverburst Les Paul Custom is everything that fans wanted. Without the Art Collection artwork on the rear of the guitar and with the correct Gibson-shaped headstock at last.

LEAK: Epiphone Adam Jones'non-art' Silverburst Custom 2024

Korin Faught

Specifications all look to be the same as previous Art Collection versions, just now it is a regular Silverburst Custom minus all the large artwork, etc However, there is still some subtle Korin Faught art on the rear of the headstock.

Update: Artwork created by Joyce Su and Adam Jones is on the rear headstock.

Silverburst Custom 2024 rear

Seymour Duncan

Previous Art Collection models came equipped with a reverse-mounted Epiphone ProBucker Custom humbucker in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the bridge; both are wired to CTS potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors.

However, some reports are stating this new 2024 version may have the Gibson USA Custombucker (reverse-mounted) in the neck and a Custom-wound Seymour Duncan DDJ in the bridge position.

LEAK: Epiphone Adam Jones'non-art' Silverburst Custom 2024

Finished in Antique Silverburst as a homage to Adam’s beloved original Silverbust 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom.

LEAK: Epiphone Adam Jones'non-art' Silverburst Custom 2024

Preorder Pricing and Release Date?

It comes in an Epiphone Protector hardshell case included in the price. However, the official MSRP is still to be confirmed by Epiphone. We have seen receipts for preorders in the USA stating $1499 and a release date if 13 February 2024.

LEAK: Epiphone Adam Jones'non-art' Silverburst Custom 2024

More Information

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3 thoughts on “Epiphone Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom officially announced

  1. From what I’ve read it won’t be an Epiphone ProBucker but will be the Gibson USA Custombucker (reverse-mounted) in the neck and the bridge will have a Custom-wound Seymour Duncan DDJ.

  2. Multi-platinum-selling and four-time Grammy Award® winner Adam Jones, from the band Tool, is one of rock’s most talented and sonically innovative guitarists. Now Epiphone has partnered with the Gibson Custom Shop to create a new model that pays tribute to what Adam calls “one of my top favorite guitars of all time” – his Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom. It has a three piece maple neck with a custom Adam Jones profile, an ebony fretboard, and a mahogany body with a maple cap. Finished in Antique Silverburst, it also features a Custombucker pickup in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan® Distortion® in the bridge position, along with CTS® potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors. It also has a Gibson “open book” headstock profile and even comes with a replica two-inch convex mirror included in the Deluxe Protector Series hardshell case.

  3. Multi-platinum-selling and four-time Grammy Award® winner Adam Jones, from the band Tool, is one of rock’s most talented and sonically innovative guitarists. Now Epiphone has partnered with the Gibson Custom Shop to create a new model that pays tribute to what Adam calls “one of my top favorite guitars of all time” – his Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom. It has a three piece maple neck with a custom Adam Jones profile, an ebony fretboard, and a mahogany body with a maple cap. Finished in Antique Silverburst, it also features a Custombucker pickup in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan® Distortion® in the bridge position, along with CTS® potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors. It also has a Gibson “open book” headstock profile and even comes with a replica two-inch convex mirror included in the Deluxe Protector Series hardshell case.

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