Epiphone goes heavy with new Prophecy Collection guitars

These metal-focussed axes sport Fishman Fluence pickups and some eye-catching finishes.

Epiphone‘s new Prophecy Collection has finally been officially announced. The range comprises four metal-focussed takes on some classic Gibson shapes.

We got a first look at these new instruments back in May when Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian teased an image of the Flying V Prophecy and Prophecy Extura (a new Explorer variant).

Now, the brand has revealed the rest of the series by introducing the Les Paul Prophecy and Prophecy SG.

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The Prophecy Extura stands out in particular, as it actually introduces a new body shape forged out of the combination of a Gibson Explorer and Gibson Futura. The resulting Extura shape offers a narrower waist and a deeper cutaway for increased comfort and easier access to higher frets.

Apart from that, the Prophecy Collection instruments share much in common as far as features go. They each sport a mahogany body with a flame maple veneer top; an ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets; a duo of Fishman Fluence Prophecy humbuckers; an Epiphone LockTone bridge and tailpiece, and Grover locking tuners.

Taking advantage of the active Fishman Fluence humbuckers, each guitar also offers three distinct voicings – accessed via push-pull control pots – that include a warm PAF-type sound, a hot active humbucker sound and a shimmery overwound single-coil sound.

As for finishes, the series features a range of coloured aged gloss finishes to choose from including black, yellow, purple, red and blue. To round things off, each guitar also has matching inlays that pair to each coloured finish.

The Les Paul Prophecy, Prophecy SG, Flying V Prophecy and Prophecy Extura are priced at $899.

Learn more at Epiphone.com

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