Classic Explorer in Walnut finish featuring Gibson USA Pickups with coil-splitting

Available at Authorized Retailers Beginning in July 2017.

Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit, designed with Lee Malia of Bring Me the Horizon. Featuring the classic Explorer profile in Lee's signature Walnut finish with a Gibson USA P-94 single coil and 84T-LM™ humbucker pickup, vintage style "Artisan" inlay, and custom gigbag with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.

"I've always loved the heavy sound of Explorers," said Lee Malia of his new Signature Ltd. Ed. Explorer Artisan. "And the first sample I got from Epiphone was perfect--we didn't need to change anything. It's so cool--I love it."

The New Sound of Rock and Pop

Bring Me the Horizon is one of the fastest rising music groups in the world and Lee Malia has emerged as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. Like Lee's Epiphone Les Paul Artisan, the new Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit features another classic "Kalamazoo" era design--the Explorer--in a beautiful Walnut finish with Ivory and Black binding on the body and headstock along with an "Artisan" floral inlay in pearloid on a smooth Torrefied Composite fingerboard. The Mahogany body has a Maple top to add bite to the tone. The Mahogany neck has a "1959" Rounded "C" profile with a 24.75" scale length. The black Explorer-style headstock has a pearloid "Epiphone" logo in 60s era typeface with a "Lee Malia" signature inlay on the back.

Gibson USA Pickups with Coil-Splitting

To get his distinctive tone, Lee Malia prefers the combination of a sensitive P-94 single coil pickup for rhythm and a powerful Gibson 84T-LM™ humbucker for leads. In between the two pickups under the pickguard is a "Dummy Coil™ that cancels the "hum" when in single-coil mode. Three traditional "TopHat" knobs with metal inserts control neck volume, bridge volume, and master tone. The bridge volume also serves as a coil-spitting control (via a push/pull switch) so the humbucker can also be used as a single-coil pickup.

Epiphone Rock Solid Hardware

Lee Malia's Explorer Custom Artisan features stylish gold hardware including premium 14:1 ratio die-cast machine heads with "tulip" buttons, Epiphone straplocks, plus Epiphone's road worthy exclusive non-rotating, heavy duty non-rotating output jack with a metal output jack plate. Set up and intonation is easy thanks to the classic combo of a LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece. The black Explorer pickguard has a white 3-way pickup selector switch. A custom gigbag and a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Lee Malia are also included.

Lifetime Warranty

The Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Explorer Custom Artisan Outfit comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's legendary 365/24/7 Customer Service. Limited Editions don't last long so see your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today!

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Top Material: Maple
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: "1959" Rounded, C Profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set
Scale Length: 24.75"
Headstock: "Explorer" Shaped
Headstock Inlay: "Epiphone" Logo in Pearloid
Truss Rod Cover: Black "Bell" Shape, 2-Layer, "Explorer" in White
Fingerboard Material: Torrefied Composite
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Fingerboard Inlay: Classic "Artisan" Floral Pattern in Pearloid
Binding: Body: 7-Layer Front and Back, Headstock: 5-Layer, Fingerboard: 1-Layer
Nut: Ivory, Artificial Bone
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Pickguard: 4-Layer, PVC
Knobs: Black Tophats w/Metal Inserts
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-Rotating, Heavy Duty w/Metal Jack Plate
Includes: Epiphone Strap Locks, Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity, Premium Gigbag
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime