Adam Jones has teased what looks to be an Epiphone edition of his signature Les Paul Custom. If official, it could be a second chance for fans who missed out on picking up the Tool guitarist’s limited-edition Gibson signature models.
Jones teased the purported new Les Paul in an Instagram post yesterday (3 May) – sharing a photo of an Epiphone Les Paul hard case stamped with the text, “Adam Jones 1979” and captioning the post, “More prototypes.”
See it below:
As Epiphone has yet to make an official announcement about the guitar, details on specs and a release date are still way up in the air. It remains to be seen if the Epiphone guitar will resemble its vintage-spec’d Gibson counterpart in features and looks, particularly that glorious Silverburst finish.
The launch of the Gibson Custom Shop Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom got off to a rocky start when thieves made off with an entire pallet of the coveted instruments from a Sweetwater truck – worth about $95,000 in total – back in November 2020. Gibson responded by re-manufacturing the guitars for customers who had theirs stolen.
The Gibson guitar’s release was also accompanied by an impressive launch video co-produced by Jones, entitled The Witness. The seven-minute animated short featured a soundtrack composed by Jones and cameos from Tool’s bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey.
Stay tuned for more on the guitar as we know it.