Epiphone Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer
Epiphone joins forces with the guitarist behind the virtual metal band Dethklok to create the Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit.
This guitar is a follow up to the success of the Gibson Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer, which has already been sold out.
Like the Dethklok Thunderhorse Explorer from Gibson, this limited run signature guitar is inspired by the instrument that Skwisgaar Skwigelf uses on the hit animated program called Metalocalypse. Since this one is made by Epiphone, it promises to be a bit relatively more affordable, and have some unique features.
The Epiphone Thunderhorse Explorer starts out with a mahogany body and neck, shaped into the classic explorer profile. It comes with a Silverburst gloss finish that brings the animated guitar as seen on Metalocalypse into reality. It features a 24.75" scale neck with a '60s SlimTaper D shape that is hand-set and glued-in to the body. Unique to the Epiphone Thunderhorse is its phenolic fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.
For added aesthetics, the top of the body and the fretboard is wrapped with a single ply cream binding. The explorer truss rod cover on the headstock is black with Thunderhorse written in silver silkprint.
The Epiphone Thunderhorse features Gibson USA Burstbucker pickups, and just like many of their latest electric guitars, the bridge position is slightly overwound to give it a hotter output, following the traditional method used on old PAF humbuckers To better distinguish the Epiphone Thunderhorse from the Gibson version, this guitar features push/pull coil-tapping, giving Dethklok fans more tonal options.
To control the pickups, the guitar comes with a 3-way pickup selector, 500K linear potentiometers for the volume controls and a a 500K non-linear master tone knob with 0.02uF tone capacitor. Rounding off its hardware are nickel straplocks, Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Grover Mini-Rotomatic machine heads.
You can now preorder an Epiphone Limited Edition Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer from online retailers with a price tag of $599. You can find out more about this signature guitar by visiting Epiphone.
Share This Article
Gretsch Guitars celebrate the first decade of their US based Custom Shop by releasing the Custom Shop 10th Anniversary Duo Jet NOS, limited to only 10 guitars worldwide.