Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit, Epiphone’s second Les Paul collaboration with one of the most exciting guitarists on the planet, Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer of KISS.
In 2014, Epiphone’s Tommy Thayer Ltd. Ed. “Spaceman” Les Paul Standard Outfit was an instant success. Now for 2015, Tommy is back with another one-of-a-kind Les Paul design, the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit featuring a beautiful custom finish and Seymour Duncan® JB™ Humbuckers especially chosen by Tommy himself along with a custom hard case.
"My new "White Lightning" signature model is the pinnacle of looks, style and flash,” says Tommy. “I'm proud to put my name on a serious guitar that can be enjoyed at home or rock the biggest stages in the world."
There has never been an American rock and roll band like KISS, recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the greatest trailblazing rock bands of all time. And Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer’s life story is the classic tale of a musician who knew from childhood that his future was on stage, playing a Les Paul.
Thayer has been part of the KISS family since 1985 as a songwriter and guitarist, working behind-the-scenes at rehearsals and on studio demos. Finally, in 2002, Tommy became a full-fledged member, joining KISS on stage as the iconic “Spaceman” and giving the rock legends an explosive new sound and attitude. Now with the new Ltd. Ed Tommy Thayer 2015 Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit, Tommy is ready to rock with a new sound and a killer new Les Paul.
The Dream of Les Paul
Just as Tommy Thayer always dreamed of playing a Les Paul on stage, so did the guitar’s inventor, Mr. Les Paul, dream of making a guitar that could “sustain for days.” Les, or the Wizard of Waukesha as friends called him, set out to revolutionize the world of guitar in the early 1940s. And the factory where Les chose to design his ground breaking guitar? Epiphone! Working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City with the support of long time friend and Epiphone founder, Epi Stathopoulo, Les’s early solid body guitar experiments eventually led to the iconic Les Paul Standard we know today. Over 50 years since it first appeared, the Les Paul Standard remains one of the most sought-after guitars in the world. And now, Epiphone once again has collaborated with one of modern rock’s greatest lead guitarists, Tommy Thayer, to make the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit.
Like all Epiphone instruments, the Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit comes with the security of Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. Visit your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer and make some Hall of Fame-worthy rock of your own with the new Ltd. Ed. Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul Outfit.