Our friends at guitarworld.com published an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer yesterday. In it, John Katic discusses the new Epiphone Limited Edition "Spaceman" Les Paul Standard with Tommy who had this to say:
"I have one that I'm playing on stage, and you really can't notice the difference between the Gibson and the Epiphone. The sound, the playability and the feel really pleased me. Comparing it to my Gibson Custom Shop guitar, it's right there. That made me really happy. The techs were saying they couldn't tell the difference between the guitars. It's surprising in a good way."
"Actually, I didn't even talk to Gibson about doing a guitar and called Epiphone because I felt that doing a guitar like this that is high quality but still affordable was more appealing to me. Especially for people who don’t have $5,000 or $6,000 to buy a guitar. You get this great package, and it is really affordable and that was an important thing to me."
CLICK HERE to read the entire interview.