The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
this March has an incredible lineup including Epiphone Phant-o-matic
fan Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers along with Kings of Leon, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Cold War Kids. Visit the website for details and read our interview with Frank Iero
, the inspiration for the Phant-o-matic.
"It's a versatile guitar that can take a beating and sounds huge when you want it to," Iero told Epiphone upon receiving his Phant-o-matic. "I was using the Les Paul Elitist for a while and I loved them, but they were just so heavy and bulky. Now after playing my Wilshire Phant-o-matic, I don't think I could ever go back to the 'Paul full time. I can go from really big distorted chunks to very delicate almost brittle tones or stop anywhere in between. I like having that versatility all in one instrument, especially for live shows. I can get a lot of different sounds without having to change the feel mid set."