Jared James Nichols hails from the home of Lester Wilson Polsfuss, or as we know him, Les Paul, so it was inevitable that the colossal Waukeshan bluesman would develop a signature Les Paul. Blues power is his creed and The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols “Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit is Jared James Nichols Blues Power dream fulfilled. Having previously taken hand tools to some of his older guitars Epiphone thought it was time to design Nichols dream guitar. The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols “Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit is a single pickup, wraparound bridge, bare blues, rock and roll tomahawk. The inspiration for The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols ‘“Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit came from Nichols use of Joe Perry's (Aerosmith) 1950's Les Paul Custom with a single pickup.
The single Bridge Humbucking pickup is modelled on the first generation hand wound Dog Ear P-90s created by Seth Lover at Gibsons headquarters in Kalamazoo. Capturing the weatherbeaten grittiness of middle America and the striking cut-throat tones of the southern Blues. The P-90 packs both power and a delicate subtlety in the right hands. Perfectly capturing the timeless howl of 1950's Les Pauls the P-90 is a perfect match for The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols “Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit.
Epiphone Les Paul has crafted an authentic reproduction of a 1950's Les Paul body and infused some millennial innovation with a modern take on the old swiss cheese weight relief to take the burden off the player while maintaining authentic Les Paul tones. The glued-in Mahogany neck has the mid-50s “C” profile with a 24.75 scale giving a fuller, fatter experience for a guitarist that wants that little bit of fight in the neck that helps produce those searing tones. Binding is applied to the top, back, neck and headstock for the most striking looks and black aged gloss leave The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols “Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit free to let the player stamp their personality on it. The Ebony fingerboard has medium jumbo frets and traditional pearloid block inlays. The clipped dovewing headstock has LP Custom-style Split Diamond graphics and a white “stinger” stripe on the back of the headstock along with a reproduction of Jared James Nichols’ signature in black.
The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols “Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit comes with nickel hardware, Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio machine heads, a classic wrap-around ‘lightning bar’ bridge which serves as both bridge and tailpiece. The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols ‘“Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit is also fitted with Jared James Nichol's signature "Blues Power" plate. The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols “Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit is a stripped back Epiphone with the highest grade hardware and custom attention to detail encapsulating everything that is Jared James Nichols guitar playing. Epiphone has a long and proud history of producing top tier instruments at everyman prices and The Ltd. Ed. Jared James Nichols ‘“Old Glory” Les Paul Custom Outfit is no exception.
|Model||Les Paul Tribute|
Body (Back) = 5-ply black/white
Headstock = 5-ply binding
|Neck Profile||1950s style Rounded-C|
|Neck Joint||Glued-In, Set Neck|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Headstock:||Clipped Dovewing, traditional LP Custom ‘Split Diamond’ Inlay, “Stinger” on reverse and Jared James Nichols replica signature|
|Nut Material||Graph Tech|
|Truss Rod Cover||Bell-shape|
|Inlays||Pearloid block inlays|
|Bridge Pickup||Seymour Duncan™ P-90|
|Bridge||Wrap around “Lightning” Bar w/“Blues Power” plate below bar|
|Tuning Machines||Grover Rotomatics w/Kidney Bean Buttons, 18:1 ratio|
|Control Knobs||Black Top Hat with silver inserts|
|Controls1||1 x Volume, 1 x Tone|
|Back Plate Cover||Black|
|Accessories||Softshell Case, Gibson Accessory Kit|
|Color||Black Aged Gloss|
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