EPIPHONE Teams Up with BRING ME THE HORIZON’s Lee Malia on “Custom Artisan Outfit” Explorer

Lee Malia, guitarist in Bring Me the Horizon, had the chance to collaborate with Epiphone on a limited edition piece coming out this July. The Custom Artisan Outfit Explorer features a gorgeous “walnut” finish on a maple top and Lee’s Gibson USA signature pickups: a P-94 single coil in the neck and an 84T-LM humbucker in the bridge. The guitar will also come with “Artisan” fretboard inlays, amongst other exclusive specs, making it stand out as a cut above its Epiphone standard production brethren. Peep the full rundown below.


Top Material: Maple
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: “1959″ Rounded; C-Profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
Scale Length: 24.75″
Headstock: “Explorer” shaped
Headstock Inlay: “Epiphone” logo in pearloid
Truss Rod: Yes
Truss Rod Cover: Black “Bell” Shape; 2-layer (B/W) “Explorer Artisan” in white
Fingerboard Material: Torrefied Composite
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Fingerboard Inlay: Classic “Artisan” floral pattern in pearloid
7-Layer body; Front and back (Ivory/Black)
5-Layer headstock (Ivory/Black)
1-Layer fingerboard (Ivory)
Nut: Ivory, Artificial Bone
Nut Width: 1-11/16″
Pickguard: Black; 4-layer (W/B/W/B); PVC
Hardware: Gold
Machine Heads: Premium Diecast with metal “tulip” buttons; 14:1 ratio
Neck Pickup: Gibson USA P-94™ Single Coil
Middle Pickup: “Dummy Coil”; Cancels Hum in single-coil mode
Bridge Pickup Gibson USA 84T-LM™ Humbucker
1-Neck Volume
1-Bridge Volume with coil-splitting
1-Master Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal; Toggle Cap, White
Knobs: Black Tophats with metal inserts
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-rotating, Heavy Duty Output Jack,
Metal Output Jack Plate
Plastic Parts: Black; PVC
Colors: Walnut (gloss)
“Lee Malia” signature on back of headstock
“Limited Edition” logo on back of headstock
Epiphone StrapLocks
Hand-Signed COA in presentation binder
Premium Gigbag
Optional: Hard Case (940-EXPL2), Case UP

For more photos and info, like how to order one of these limited edition bad boys, check out the Epiphone write-up here.

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