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8th January 2013

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Epiphone® Instruments have announced the release of its Limited-Edition Tommy Thayer 'Spaceman' Les Paul Standard Outfit. Designed by Kiss rocker Tommy Thayer, the one-of-a-kind instrument is finished in an eye-catching Silver Flake color and equipped with Gibson USA 498T™ Humbucking pickups, Grover™ Deluxe tuners and the LockTone™ bridge/tailpiece system.

Each 'Spaceman' guitar includes a custom silver hard case and hand-signed certificate of authenticity denoting a production run of only 1,000 guitars.

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"I want to introduce to you the Limited-Edition Tommy Thayer 'Spaceman' Les Paul Standard Outfit," said Thayer. "Having my own signature Epiphone Les Paul guitar is something I've dreamed about for a long time. It's important for me to put my name on a professional guitar for serious musicians that sounds great, looks amazing and is affordable."

The 'Spaceman' features world-famous Gibson 498T™ Humbuckers with a covered 498T™ in the neck position and an open coil, double black bobbin Gibson 498T™ Humbucker in the lead position to create the unmistakable Les Paul sound. The hand-set neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance while the medium-jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone.

The top features a beautiful Silver Flake color finish and a black gloss finish on the back, sides and neck. The classic clipped dovewing headstock features a 60s style 'Epiphone' in silver, 'Tommy Thayer' on the bell-shaped truss rod cover and 'Les Paul SPACEMAN' in silver lettering underneath Les Paul's iconic signature. A sleek black pick guard completes the modern look.

Thayer worked closely with Epiphone's President Jim Rosenberg on every detail of the design. "Tommy has been a longtime fan of Epiphone guitars and wanted to be sure that his signature Les Paul was totally original and totally first class," said Rosenberg. "Tommy oversaw every last detail. We couldn't be happier with his Les Paul and we're thrilled he's already using it on Kiss' world tour."

The Limited-Edition Tommy Thayer 'Spaceman' Les Paul Standard Outfit comes with a retail price of U.S. MSRP $1,165.00.

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