The new Prophecy Collection features four distinct shapes that all share common features. In addition to the guitar style, the model either is an EX (EMG active or the new EpiActive pickups), GX (Gibson USA pickups), or FX (original Floyd Rose Tremolo). Common features include highly figured quilt Maple tops, 24-fret SpeedTaper satin necks, jumbo frets, unique "blade" inlays, Epiphone's new, patent-applied-for Straplocks, hand-stained colors and eye-catching Pearl knobs. Because they're all "Customs", they all have bound bodies and necks. The new Prophecy Collection takes advantage of all the design work and testing we've been doing over the past two to three years.
The SG GX, with striking gold hardware, really turns up the heat. Add to that, custom extreme output Gibson USA Dirty Finger humbuckers and you've got one screamin' demon electric guitar. Epiphone takes it one step further by adding coil-tapping in the form of a push/pull volume control to allow for single-coil isolation of each pickup. The results are a guitar with amazing tonal versatility.