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Thursday March 15th, 2001

Epiphone is taking it to the 'E' with new designs, rocket-charged classics

Just in time for Spring 2001, music instrument maker Epiphone has unveiled a new highly fashion-oriented line, offering high performance, high energy instruments with unique body shapes, super-fast necks, cool finishes, and superbly bad attitude on Epiphone's new site at www.epiphone.com.

Called the "E Series" this exciting new line draws from Epiphone and Gibson's rich heritage, combining the best of classic instruments with brand new designs exclusive to Epiphone.

Within the new "E Series" are five new product lines--the Hard Body Series, the Polyester Series, the Nuclear Collection, the USA Collection, and the Galaxy Amp Collection. Each offers new instruments with exciting new colors and designs that match perfectly with today's more aggressive playing style.

Says Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson, "The launch of the E Series is an important milestone in the hundred-year history of Epiphone, resulting in an exciting new direction for the company. By updating classic instruments with the hottest electronics, dramatic finishes, string-through body designs, and new headstocks and logos, as well as designing completely new and exclusive instruments, Epiphone's new "E Series" will prove to be perfect for today's young musicians looking for high energy sound with fashionable looks to match."

Epiphone, 2001


Contents

Hard Body Series


Demon-V

Epiphone Demon-V
Epiphone Demon-V
Epiphone Demon-V FX
Epiphone Demon-V FX
Epiphone Demon-V
Epiphone Demon-V
  • 2001 Limited Edition

Body:

  • Solid tonewood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with Super-Slide Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series Ultra Hot humbuckers
  • Engraved E-Series logo on pickup covers
  • E-Series Smooth Tone potentiometers
  • 1 Vol / 1 Tone Knobs
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • Passive Electronics

Demon-V FX

  • Onboard Distortion and Chorus
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone, 1 Distortion Gain
  • 2 Mini Toggles for Effects Board
  • Active Electronics

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with sting-thru body
  • No pickguard
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Black (MB)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Light Blue (ML)

See also:



Beast

Epiphone Beast
Epiphone Beast
Epiphone Beast FX
Epiphone Beast FX
Epiphone Beast
Epiphone Beast
  • 2001 Limited Edition

Body:

  • Solid tonewood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with Super-Slide Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series Ultra Hot humbuckers
  • Engraved E-Series logo on pickup covers
  • E-Series Smooth Tone potentiometers
  • 1 Vol / 1 Tone Knobs
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • Passive Electronics

Beast FX

  • Onboard Distortion and Chorus
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone, 1 Distortion Gain
  • 2 Mini Toggles for Effects Board
  • Active Electronics

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with sting-thru body
  • No pickguard
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Black (MB)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Light Blue (ML)

See Also:



Slasher

Epiphone Slasher FX
Epiphone Slasher
Epiphone Slasher FX
Epiphone Slasher FX
Epiphone Slasher FX
Epiphone Slasher
  • 2001 Limited Edition

Body:

  • Solid tonewood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with Super-Slide Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series Ultra Hot humbuckers
  • Engraved E-Series logo on pickup covers
  • E-Series Smooth Tone potentiometers
  • 1 Vol / 1 Tone Knobs
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • Passive Electronics

Slasher FX

  • Onboard Distortion and Chorus
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone, 1 Distortion Gain
  • 2 Mini Toggles for Effects Board
  • Active Electronics

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with sting-thru body
  • No pickguard
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Black (MB)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Light Blue (ML)

See also:



Evolution

Epiphone Evolution
Epiphone Evolution
Epiphone Evolution
Epiphone Evolution
  • 2001 Limited Edition

Body:

  • Solid tonewood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with Super-Slide Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series Ultra Hot humbuckers
  • Engraved E-Series logo on pickup covers
  • E-Series Smooth Tone potentiometers
  • 1 Vol / 1 Tone Knobs
  • 3-way Selector Switch
  • Passive Electronics

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with sting-thru body
  • No pickguard
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Black (MB)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Light Blue (ML)

See Also:



E-Series


Basher

Epiphone Basher
Epiphone Basher
Epiphone Basher Epiphone Basher
Epiphone Basher
Epiphone Basher
Epiphone Basher
Epiphone Basher Player Pack
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Laminated alder/maple body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple neck with "Super Slide" satin finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Dovewing headstock with Epsilon E logo
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 E-Series Open-coil humbuckers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • No pickguard
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Blood Stain
  • Bruise Purple
  • Just Black
  • Vintage Sunburst

Player Pack:

See Also:



Bully

Epiphone Bully
Epiphone Bully
Epiphone BullyPlayer Pack
Epiphone BullyPlayer Pack
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Laminated alder/maple body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple neck with "Super Slide" satin finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Dovewing headstock with Epsilon E logo
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 E-Series Open-coil humbuckers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • No pickguard
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Blood Stain
  • Bruise Purple
  • Just Black

Player Pack:

See Also:



Pierced SG

Epiphone Pierced SG
Epiphone Pierced SG
Epiphone Pierced SG
Epiphone Pierced SG
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Mahogany Body with X Cut-out

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Dovewing headstock with red "E" logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard with "X" inlays
  • Double Pierced Headstock with Rings
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronnics:

  • 2 E-Series open-coil humbuckers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • No pickguard
  • Black barrel knobs

Colors:

  • Distressed Flat Black Finish

See Also:



Xtreme G-400

Epiphone G-400 Extreme
Xtreme G-400
Epiphone G-400 Extreme
Xtreme G-400
Epiphone G-400 Extreme
Xtreme G-400
  • The Epiphone G-400 Xtreme was introduced in 2002 as a part of the E-Series. After the E-Series was discontinued, it became a part of the Goth Series until it was discontinued in 2004.
  • 2002-2004

Body:

  • Modified SG-style mahogany body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Dovewing Headstock
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with Dot Inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-logo die-stamped Pickup Covers
  • 2 E-Series "Ultra Hot" Humbuckers
  • 1 Volume control
  • 3-way selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Black Hardware
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo
  • Diamond Plate Pickguard
  • Black barrel knob

Colors:

  • Pitch Black (PB) satin

See also:



Nuclear Collection


Les Paul Nuclear Extreme

Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme
Epiphone LP Nuclear Extreme White Pearlod
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body with carved Top

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with Art Deco inlays
  • Dovewing Headstock with E-Series Logo
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • 2 E-Series "Ultra Hot" Humbuckers
  • E-logo die-stamped Pickup Covers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with stop-bar tailpiece
  • Black barrel knobs
  • Clear Pickguard
  • Pearloid Pickguard (UK only)

Colors:

  • Black/White Crackle
  • Purple Sparkle/White Crackle
  • Blue Sparkle/White Crackle
  • Green/Yellow Crackle
  • Red/Yellow Crackle
  • White Pearloid (UK only)
  • Black Pearloid (UK only)








Polyester Series


Poly Mod

Epiphone Poly Mod
Epiphone Poly Mod
Epiphone Poly Mod
Epiphone Poly Mod
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Flame maple veneer (trans models)

Neck:

  • Bolt-onMaple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series open-coil "Ultra Hot" humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo with locking nut
  • No pickguard

Colors:

  • Translucent Black (TB)
  • Translucent Blue (TL)
  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Gold (MG)

See Also:



Poly-V

Epiphone Poly-V
Epiphone Poly-V
Epiphone Poly-V
Epiphone Poly-V
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Flame maple veneer (trans models)

Neck:

  • Bolt-onMaple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series open-coil "Ultra Hot" humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo with locking nut
  • No pickguard

Colors:

  • Translucent Black (TB)
  • Translucent Blue (TL)
  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Gold (MG)

See also:



Poly-X

Epiphone Poly-X
Epiphone Poly-X
Epiphone Poly-X
Epiphone Poly-X
Epiphone Poly-X
Epiphone Poly-X
  • 2001-2002

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Flame maple veneer (trans models)

Neck:

  • Bolt-onMaple Neck with "Super Slide" Satin Finish
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • E-Series open-coil "Ultra Hot" humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo with locking nut
  • No pickguard

Colors:

  • Translucent Black (TB)
  • Translucent Blue (TL)
  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Metallic Red (RM)
  • Metallic Gold (MG)

See also:



USA Collection


The USA Collection features four guitars designed by celebrated instrument designer Kurt Hendrick who has made guitars for rock's elite. He was commissioned by Epiphone to create an extreme line of guitars, the USA Collection.

Each of the four guitars -- Moderne, Comet, Apollo and Futura -- play off famous Gibson shapes, but with Kurt's skilled hand and imagination, these guitars are taken to the extreme. The Moderne offers the classic body shape; the Comet is Kurt's own Modern-influenced design; the Apollo features an altered Flying V shape, and the Futura is a classic Gibson body shape which was invented in 1957, along with the original Flying V and Moderne (It became the Explorer years later). One of the most profound features of the USA Collection is that the pickguards are recessed into the guitar's body. This affords a completely flat top and makes pickguard an integral part of the guitar.

The USA collection is rumoured to have never gone into actual production.


Moderne USA

Epiphone Moderne
Epiphone Moderne
  • 2001 Limited Run
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Designed by Kurt Hendrick

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Walnut Stained Back

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Antique Natural Hard Maple Neck
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • 2 PAF Humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade, 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Recessed rickguard
  • Mini-Grover Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Licensed tremolo with lock nut
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Copper



Comet USA

Epiphone Comet
Epiphone Comet
  • 2001 Limited Run
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Designed by Kurt Hendrick

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Walnut Stained Back

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Antique Natural Hard Maple Neck
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • 3 Mini-Humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 5-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Recessed rickguard
  • Mini-Grover Tuners
  • Vibro-Tone Tremolo
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Metallic Copper



Apollo USA

Epiphone Apollo
Epiphone Apollo
  • 2001 Limited Run
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Designed by Kurt Hendrick

Body:

  • Solid Tonewood Body
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Black Lacquered Back

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Black Lacquered Hard Maple Neck
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Explorer-S Headstock
  • 25.5" Scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • 1 PAF HB / 1 mini HB
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 1 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 5-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Recessed rickguard
  • Mini-Grover Tuners
  • Gotoh Wrap-around Bridge / Tailpiece
  • Black reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Baby Blue

See also:



Futura USA

Epiphone Futura USA Collection
Epiphone Futura USA Collection
  • 2001 Limited Run
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Designed by Kurt Hendrick

Body:

  • Solid "tonewood" construction
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Black lacquered back

Neck:

  • Bolt-on black lacquered Hard Maple neck
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
  • Explorer-S headstock
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body

Electronics:

  • Two PAF humbuckers
  • "Smooth Tone" potentiometers
  • 1 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • Exclusive 4 blade, 3-way toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • White inlaid pickguard
  • Floyd Rose tremolo
  • Mini-Grover tuners
  • Black reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Caddy Pink

See Also:



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