Review The Epiphone Prophecy Collection Guitars

Posted by: Daniel R. Lehrman Posted in: Guitar Reviews

The line of the new Epiphone Prophecy Collection Guitars features four distinct shapes that all share common and unique features. In addition to the guitar style, the model either is an Epiphone Prophecy EX (Gibson USA) or Epiphone Prophecy FX (Original Floyd Rose Tremolo). Common features include highly figured quilted maple tops, 24 fret Speed-Taper satin necks, jumbo frets(neck anatomy), unique “blade” inlays, Epiphone’s new Strap-locks, hand-stained colors and eye popping Pearl knobs. That is because every one is custom. All of the Prophecy Guitars have bound bodies and necks. Plenty of research, design and testing went into this beautiful guitar during the two to three year process of making it both very affordable and playable, like you won’t believe.

Trivia: It is important to note that Jimi Hendrix briefly played an Epiphone Guitar.

For an Epiphone made in China, I was pretty impressed. The fretwork is really well done and the tones sounded great. Finish and fretboard didn’t look ugly either. Action wasn’t even totally messed up, and they were not even professionally set up. Most pleasing were the 2 EMG-Equipped ones compared to the Dirty Fingers LP since the DF pickups to be slightly woofy.

On the negative side, if you’re not a Gibson player, if you are not used to LPs or SGs, they may feel weird to you. I certainly found the SG slightly neck heavy and the LP’s single-cutaway uncomfortable. The weight of this guitar is consistent with most Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars. They are heavy. And that is a beef, at least for me.

The fretboard dye they used is also not the greatest and with enough playing, a small amount of finish from the neck has been reported to rub off with excessive playing. That would be a problem for me since I’m one of those marathon practicer’s.

As for price to quality ratio, well I gotta say, for prices ranging from 550-700 US Dollars. It is realistic to say that the market is becoming flooded with terrific guitars in this price range. My experiences with the guitars in this price range proves at least to me that this is a worthy guitar and worth well more than it costs. It feels and plays like a Gibson or in this case an Epiphone Guitar. If your vibe is for this line of guitar, I assure you, you will see immediately why I say for the price ‘it outperforms most other guitars for several hundred bucks, or more money.”

Epiphone Prophecy Models;

This EM-2 Prophecy EX electric guitar from Epiphone is based on the original EM design. Features 2 responsive, high output EpiActive humbucker pickups. Unlike most other active pickups on the market, EpiActives can also be used in passive mode to provide a traditional output without the need for a battery.The hard maple, satin finish neck is attached to the body using the recessed, All-Access design. Combined with the patented Swept-C cutaway, access to all 24 frets on its rosewood fingerboard is uninhibited.Lavish, supreme features on the Prophecy EM-2 guitar include a highly figured quilt maple top, pearl knobs, strap locks, graphite nut, Grover tuners, a bound fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and a deep, rich midnight sapphire finish.

Epiphone EM-2 Prophecy EX Electric Guitar with Stopbar Tailpiece Midnight Sapphire

This Futura Prophecy FX electric guitar has an EMG-81 humbucker pickup in the bridge position for great attack and sustain during solos and an EMG-85 humbucker at the neck for fat, great-sounding rhythm. Lavish, supreme features on this guitar include an original Floyd Rose double-locking Tremolo, highly figured quilt maple top, pearl knobs, strap locks, Grover tuners, a bound fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and a deep, rich midnight ebony finish. The hard maple set neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide a playground two full octaves in length.
Epiphone Futura Prophecy FX Electric Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo Midnight Ebony
The SG Prophecy EX Electric Guitar from Epiphone is based on the original Gibson SG design. This Prophecy guitar boasts an EMG-81 humbucker in the bridge position for great attack and sustain during solos and an EMG-85 humbucker at the neck for fat, great-sounding rhythm. Lavish features on this guitar include a highly figured quilt maple top, pearl knobs, strap locks, graphite nut,
Grover Tuners
, a bound ebony fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and a deep, rich midnight ebony finish. The Prophecy guitar’s hard maple set neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide a playground two full octaves in length.
Epiphone SG Prophecy EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups Midnight Ebony

Compare The full line of Epiphone Prophecy Guitars at These Qualified Online Guitar Stores:

Free Shipping on Orders over $99

GuitarCenter.com

Shop InstrumentPro for Musical Instruments.

7 Responses to Review The Epiphone Prophecy Collection Guitars

  1. Thanks for educating us about all types of guitars. Just starting to learn.

  2. Have to say that my ‘vibe’ isn’t for this kind of guitar. I’m much more old fashioned and love my Epiphone Les Paul.

    Thanks for a great review though.

  3. Pingback: The Secret To Maximizing Your Guitars Potential | Peace Of Mind

  4. Pingback: epiphone designer collection em 1 electric guitar

  5. The Black Beauty by Epiphone is the single best soiunndg guitar I have ever played. I’ve gone through mounds of Gibsons and Fenders, but have settled on the Black Beauty for the rest of eternity. I’m going to be buried with this guitar. First off, it looks fantastic. The entire thing has a beautiful black finish that is accentuated with gold hardware. Everything is of high quality and it stays in tune after a serious beating. It has not one, not two, but three gold humbucker pickups, each delivering a crushing blow. You can set it at a low tone and get the best bluesy feel, or you can go a little higher and tear the walls down with a death metal tune. You can play ska or reggae, punk and even country. The guitar is that versatile. It is a good sized, heavy, guitar. This is one you can feel when you’re playing it and when you strike that first power chord with the volume and distortion cranked, the vibrations resonate through you like an electrocution. It has excellent playability, there are no strange string inclines found on the fret board like other guitars I’ve played. The only, and only, problem with this guitar is the strange G-string, but I have seen it on EVERY Epiphone I’ve ever played. Billie Joe from Green Day even commented on that in regards to the Les Paul Juniors. But you can only hear the faulty string when the guitar isn’t plugged into an amp. Once the guitar is plugged in it sounds like heaven. Don’t waste your money on more expensive guitars. This is THE guitar to have.

  6. Pingback: maillot manchester united 2013

  7. Pingback: rabaty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>