Epiphone unveils Lzzy Hale Explorer

Epiphone has announced the Lzzy Hale Explorer, a cut-price version of the Halestorm leader’s signature Gibson electric guitar.

Mirroring its forebear, Hale’s Epiphone features a mahogany body in Alpine White finish with gold hardware and an ebony fingerboard.

Pickups are a pair of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers, while Grover Rotomatic 18:1 machineheads and a LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece round out the spec.

“I always feel like a rock star with my Epiphone,” says Hale. “I hope anyone who picks it up feels like a rock star, too. I would encourage them to make a lot of noise with it because that’s currently what I’m doing!”

The price is yet to be confirmed for this one, but we’d wager it will be sub-$1,000. More info is available at Epiphone.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, 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.

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