Epiphone's Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul Custom has been the choice of shredders for years. And now, Epiphone and Zakk step it up a notch with the addition of Zakk Wylde EMG-81/85 active humbucker pickups. Powered by a 9-volt battery, these active pickups set the standard for high-output, hard rock/metal tone. But that's not all. Another upgrade on the Bullseye includes a premium ultra-smooth rosewood fingerboard. So plug one in and crank it up.
Solid, unchambered mahogany body with a carved top. View larger
With EMG active humbucker pickups, specially wound to Zakk's specifications. View larger
Same Great Features and Look
Zakk adds his signature "twist" to the classic Les Paul Custom with a solid, unchambered mahogany body with a carved top. For extra bite, Zakk adds a Hard maple neck (as opposed to the more traditional mahogany neck). This neck has an ultra-smooth and fast natural satin finish that allows Zakk (and you) to solo effortlessly. And of course, the neck is glued into the body using TiteBond glue with a traditional mortise and tenon neck joint for rock solid feel, sustain, and tone.
The Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul Custom features EMG active humbucker pickups, specially wound to Zakk's specifications to recreate his hard-edged trademark sound. The neck pickup features a Zakk Wylde EMG-81 while the bridge pickup is a Zakk Wylde EMG-85. Both feature Alnico Magnets.
Loaded with Premium Add-ons
Gold hardware and Zakk's signature graphics. View larger
Other premium features include Epiphone's LockTone Tune-o-matic/StopBar combination for increased sustain and easy string changes, 16:1 ratio Grover machine heads, a 7-layer bound body, a 5-layer bound headstock, and a comfortable single-layer bound rosewood fingerboard. Plus, there's gold hardware and Zakk's signature graphics.
Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers and since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music. The name evokes both history and the spirit of invention. Epiphone has been an audible presence in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s. From swing-era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B, and early rock n' roll. From the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker pickup, series parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch pots, the Shadow NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic preamp have brought the historic name to a new generation.