Be sure to pick up a copy of the September 2012 issue of Guitarist (UK). On page 64, Simon Bradley interviews KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer who talks about his upcoming Epiphone Signature model. Tommy says, "It's based on a Custom Shop Les Paul that Gibson made for me. It has a Silver Sparkle top and it's a straight-ahead Standard based on a 1959 to 1960 vintage. It's got the same 498 pickups that I use onstage."
Also in this issue on page 162, Neville Marten contributes a "Blues You Can Use" lesson that features the style of John Lee Hooker and sports a great vintage photo of John with one of his Epiphone archtops.