Epiphone releases Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom

Epiphone has released full details on rising blues star Jared James Nichol’s long awaited signature electric guitar, the ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom.

Nichols’ take on the LP combines a ’50s-style Les Paul Custom body made from weight-relieved mahogany with an ebony fingerboard, single Seymour Duncan P-90 pickup, Grover Rotomatic tuners and wraparound ‘Lightning bar’ bridge.

Personal touches appear in the form of a ‘Blues Power’ plate mounted beneath the bridge - just like Nichols’ own customised vintage 1955 Les Paul - while the guitarist’s signature appears on the back of the headstock.

“I’ve been playing the prototype of ‘Old Glory’ on stage since the day I got it,” says Nichols.

“Ever since Joe Perry loaned me 50s Les Paul Custom with a single pickup, I knew I needed one of my own. This is an incredible guitar. I can’t put it down. I’m so honored and grateful. Thank you, Epiphone!”

The Ltd Ed Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom Outfit is available now for $699, including EpiLite case.

Take a look at Epiphone (opens in new tab) for more info.

Of course, this wasn’t Nichols’ only item of signature gear to be announced this year; the blues titan also secured a signature Blackstar JJN-20R head and cab.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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