NAMM 2013: New Epiphone TV Silver Collection

Published 10 years ago on January 22, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Epiphone announce 6 new guitars in their TV Series collection which combines vintage vibe with futuristic shine.


PRESS RELEASE - Epiphone Instruments announced the release of their Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Collection featuring the world famous Les Paul Standard, the Les Paul Custom PRO, the 1966 G-400 PRO, the Explorer PRO, the Wilshire PRO and the Thunderbird-IV Bass. All six classic guitars are finished in beautiful TV Silver, combining vintage vibe with futuristic shine. Each guitar is issued in limited quantities.

"Our fans are connoisseurs of our guitars and they give us the confidence to move forward and expand on our classics," said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. "The 'TV Silver Collection' looks like it could have come from the early '60s, but these instruments have more power and versatility than even Les Paul could have imagined!"

The Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Collection instruments were designed with the passionate guitar player in mind. In addition to the classic features guitar aficionados expect from vintage models, Epiphone added pickup, electronic and hardware improvements. The "TV Silver Collection" is built to stand the test of time with premium Grover and Wilkinson machine heads and classic Alnico Classic and ProBucker humbucker pickups with coil-tapping.

The  Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Les Paul Standard  features a laminated maple veneer top, a mahogany body and neck with a 1960s SlipTaper profile, a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The power of the "TV Silver" Les Paul comes from an Epiphone Alnico Classic and an Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus™ humbucker pickup with Les Paul's iconic signature in gold on the headstock.

The  Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Les Paul Custom PRO has all of the historic Les Paul features, including a mahogany body with a maple veneer top, a mahogany neck with a 1960's SlimTaper profile, and fan favorite Epiphone ProBucker-2 and Epiphone ProBucker-3 humbucker pickups with coil-tapping at the bridge and neck volume controls.

The  Limited-Edition "TV Silver" 1966 G-400 PRO could be the most beautiful "SG" ever, featuring a mahogany body and neck with the classic G-400 profile, a rosewood fretboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers and coil-tapping via a push/pull control at the neck and bridge volume controls.

The  Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Explorer PRO is another vintage icon remade for the 21st century with a mahogany body and neck and Explorer style six-on-a side mini Grover machine heads. The "TV Silver" Explorer PRO's electronics feature Epiphone's non-rotating 1/4" output jack, black TopHat knobs with silver numbers and Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers with push-pull coil-tapping for infinite tone variations.

The  Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Wilshire PRO brings back one of Epiphone's most legendary guitars. The "TV Silver" Wilshire PRO features a mahogany body and neck, Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers with push-pull activated coil-tapping via the neck and bridge volume controls, Grover machine heads with kidney style buttons and a solid LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge.

The Limited-Edition "TV Silver" Thunderbird IV Bass is a stunning new take on another rock classic featuring the Thunderbird's time-honored body profile made of mahogany with a mahogany 1960s SlimTaper style neck, a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays and a reverse headstock with premium die-cast bass tuners. The Thunderbird's power remains, featuring two Epiphone TB-Plus humbuckers, black TopHat controls with silver inserts, and a 3-point adjustable bridge.

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