FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...Nashville, Tennessee...August
26, 2005 Epiphone announced the new Jay Jay French Twisted Pinkburst Signature
Guitar that instantly distinguishes its as a Twisted Sister inspired model.
Based on a Les Paul
Standard from Epiphone's prestigious
the Twisted Sister inspired model sports the glam rock band's Bone logo on
the headstock and guitarist Jay Jay French's name on the truss rod cover.
Twisted Sister came into the rock-n-roll world in 1987
as a New York based Glam band with theatrics rivaling KISS and a shock factor
like none other. Their songs "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It
Anymore" were hugely successful and the band's extensive touring kept them
at the top of the charts. Lead guitarist Jay Jay French's passion for Epiphone
guitars goes beyond the stage and is now captured in the Epiphone "Twisted
Pinkburst" Jay Jay French Signature Model.
played Les Pauls professionally for 32 years with Twisted Sister,” said
Jay Jay French. “I am honored that Epiphone has chosen me and my guitar.
The pink burst has been a signature of mine for years. I think that the features
on the guitar like the cut outs in the back and the pick-ups that are Gibson
Burstbuckers are design features that all guitarists will love.”
The Jay Jay French Epiphone Signature model is one of
the Elitist series designed for the professional musician seeking the ultimate
in performance. As with all Epiphone Elitist models it features premium
electronics including pickups made by Gibson USA, Grover machine heads, nickel
plated hardware and a bone nut. Other features include an African Mahogany
body with a Hard Maple cap, a one-piece Mahogany neck and a Rosewood fingerboard
with a 24-3/4" scale length. For added playing comfort, the back of the body
has a "belly-scarf" or cutout. The MSRP is $1,768 and includes a premium,
Twisted Sister has recently released "Live at Wacken Theater",
a DVDPlus containing 105 minutes of live footage from the famous show plus
75 minutes of rare live tracks. For more information about Twisted Sister,
Epiphone's Interview With Jay Jay HERE.