Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand

13th Mar 2014 | 14:55

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
There are some interesting innovations among Epi's new line-up

Musikmesse 2014: We knew that Epiphone's new line-up was looking good back when it was announced, and getting up close and personal with the new models in Frankfurt has confirmed our suspicions.

Not only has the company launched the first Min-ETune equipped acoustic - surely a must-try for singer songwriters who enjoy alternate tunings - but there's a Joe Bonamassa signature, a Britpop-inspired semi, a Les Paul ukulele and more besides.

Click through our gallery to see everything, plus those all-important specs...

For more information visit the official Epiphone website.

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Les Paul Classic T
It'll tune itself, but it won't play itself. Which is a shame.

Les Paul Classic T specs

Body: mahogany
Top: AAA flame maple veneer
Neck: 3-piece hard maple with volute
Neck joint: mortise and tenon
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Nut: SpeedNut
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 24.75"
Tuners: Min-ETune system with 16 tuning presets
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
Neck pickup: Ceramic PRO-R
Bridge pickup: Ceramic PRO-T
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
Colours: Black cherry, midnight ebony, midnight sapphire

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Les Paul Classic T Min-ETune
And here's how it tunes itself: the Min-ETune system in all its glory.

Les Paul Classic T specs

Body: mahogany
Top: AAA flame maple veneer
Neck: 3-piece hard maple with volute
Neck joint: mortise and tenon
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Nut: SpeedNut
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 24.75"
Tuners: Min-ETune system with 16 tuning presets
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
Neck pickup: Ceramic PRO-R
Bridge pickup: Ceramic PRO-T
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
Colours: Black cherry, midnight ebony, midnight sapphire

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
75th Anniversary "1939" Electar Century amp - front
It looks polite, but there's a bit of grit under that refined outer shell.

Limited Edition 75th Anniversary "1939" Electar Century amp specs

Watts: 18, all-tube, class A/B
Tubes: 2-6V6, 2-12AX7
Speaker: 12"
Cabinet: Laminated maple with vintage grill
Controls: Master volume with pull boost; master tone; bright, normal and dark inputs; extension cable output; internal bias adjustment; footswitch jack; optional footswitch

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Limited Edition 75th Anniversary "1939" Electar Century amp - back
Pretty sure they didn't have these in 1939.

Limited Edition 75th Anniversary "1939" Electar Century ampspecs

Watts: 18, all-tube, class A/B
Tubes: 2-6V6, 2-12AX7
Speaker: 12"
Cabinet: Laminated maple with vintage grill
Controls: Master volume with pull boost; master tone; bright, normal and dark inputs; extension cable output; internal bias adjustment; footswitch jack; optional footswitch

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit
Perfect for playing the (Pelham) blues

Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Signature Les Paul Standard Outfit specs

Body: mahogany
Top: carved hard maple cap
Neck: mahogany
Neck joint: mortise and tenon
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 24.75"
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
Neck pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 1
Bridge pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 2
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
Colour: Pelham blue with black back
Includes Lifton hard case and certificate

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
ES-339 Pro
Slim but sharp, we think.

ES-339 Prospecs

Body: laminated maple
Top: laminated maple
Neck: mahogany
Neck joint: mortise and tenon
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 24.75"
Tuners: Grover Deluxe 14:1 ratio
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
Neck pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
Controls: 2 volume and coil-tapping, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
Colour: Cherry, ebony, natural, vintage sunburst

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Casino Coupe
The trimmed-down Casino is a looker.

Casino Coupe specs

Body: 5-ply laminated maple
Top: 5-ply laminated maplee
Neck: mahogany
Neck joint: glued-in
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 24.75"
Tuners: Vintage Deluxe 14:1 ratio
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Neck pickup: Degear P-90R
Bridge pickup: Degear P-90T
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
Colour: Cherry, ebony, vintage sunburst

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Limited Edition Union Jack Sheraton II outfit
Was Britpop really 20 years ago? We're feeling old...

Limited Edition Union Jack Sheraton II outfit specs

Body: laminated maple
Top: laminated maple
Neck: 3-piece hard maple
Neck joint: mortise and tenon
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 24.75"
Tuners: Gold Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone stopbar
Neck pickup: Gibson USA Mini-humbucker
Bridge pickup: Gibson USA Mini-humbucker
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle
Colour: Alpine white with Union Jack graphic
With vintage hard case and certificate

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Les Paul ukulele outfit specs
Bring the rock. Gently.

Les Paul ukulele outfit specs

Body: mahogany
Top: AA flame maple veneer
Neck: Mahogany
Neck joint: bolt-on, 4-bolt recessed
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut width: 1-5/16"
Scale length: 15"
Tuners: open, 14:1 ratio
Bridge: Rosewood
Pickups: Under saddle, Piezo
Controls: passive
Colour: vintage sunburst, heritage cherry sunburst

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero
Epiphone jumps on the trend for small-bodied mahogany acoustics - and, frankly, we want one.

Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero specs

Body: laminated mahogany
Top: solid spruce
Neck: mahogany
Neck joint: glued, dovetail joint
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 25.5"
Tuners: Wilkinson vintage in-line, 14:1 ratio
Bridge pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
Controls: Shadow ePerformer Preamp
Colour: ebony, mahogany

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
FT-350SCE Min-ETune acoustic/electric
While we like the scratchplate, the really interesting thing about this guitar is behind the headstock...

FT-350SCE Min-ETune acoustic/electricspecs

Body: mahogany
Top: solid spruce
Neck: 3-piece hard maple
Neck joint: glued, dovetail joint
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut: Speednut
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 25.5"
Tuners: MinETune system with 16 tuning presets
Bridge: rosewood
Bridge pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
Controls: Shadow ePerformer Preamp
Colour: antique natural, ebony, violinburst, wine red

Musikmesse 2014: Epiphone stand
FT-350SCE Min-ETune acoustic/electric
... we'd been wondering when the Min-ETune would appear on an acoustic. We can't wait to try this out.

FT-350SCE Min-ETune acoustic/electricspecs

Body: mahogany
Top: solid spruce
Neck: 3-piece hard maple
Neck joint: glued, dovetail joint
Fingerboard: rosewood
Nut: Speednut
Nut width: 1.68"
Scale length: 25.5"
Tuners: MinETune system with 16 tuning presets
Bridge: rosewood
Bridge pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
Controls: Shadow ePerformer Preamp
Colour: antique natural, ebony, violinburst, wine red

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