First there were bees, now there’s Frank Frazetta. Epiphone has just rolled out their second Epiphone Les Paul in the Adam Jones Art Collection featuring legendary artist Frank Frazetta piece The Berserker on the back.
The Berserker model features Franzetta’s artwork on the back with Jones’ signature Antique Silverburst on the front, a bound mahogany body with a maple cap, a three-piece bound maple neck with an Adam Jones Custom profile, and an ebony fretboard. The Les Paul comes loaded with a reverse-mounted Epiphone ProBucker Custom humbucker in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the bridge. And to top it off, an Marquee Back Plate features both Franzetta’s name and the name of the artwork.
“My exposure to Frank Frazetta began early in my life. There’s something about his artwork that has spoken to me for as long as I can remember,” says Adam Jones. “When I was very young, I would save money to buy his adult comic art and pulp novel covers without my parents’ knowledge, sneaking them into the house undetected. To this day, as I work on my own projects, I’m transported back to those moments of discovery and influence. Frank’s technical prowess is unmatched in his genre (I’m such a proud nerd…) and he continues to be one of my heroes.
“I was 13 years old when I first heard the Tool song ‘Schism,’ it immediately resonated with me on a spiritual level and I’ve been a fan ever since,” adds Sara Frazetta, Granddaughter of Frank Frazetta. “To collaborate with Adam Jones and my Grandfather’s artwork on this gorgeous new Epiphone Art Collection of guitars has been amazing and seeing the guitars, it’s clear Frazetta’s art was destined for guitars.”