For the metal heads here whom may have missed the info epiphone is about to put out a new V model, Jeff waters signature model called annihilation
(sorry the name is a bit too much for me).
Anyway I'm not a metal head my self but I love the look and the overall specs.
Body: V shape made out of mahogany.
Neck: 24 frets, slim taper profile, phenolic fingerboard, "deep set" neck (means long tenon?) also made out mahogany.
Electronic, two Gibson USA signature pick-ups, waters describe them as twisted/over-wound paf (so not real high output pick-ups). One volume pot with push/pull for split, a three selector, and a "momentary" kill switch.
Here a pick of the guitar:
I really like the red one, it's quiet a looker imho.
I've grown use to the twenty four frets of my yam RGX420s, still I can no longer bear the floyd on top of that I got used to its fender diapason but I feel more comfortable on Gibson diapason. I could live with it but I would have to change the pich-ups for something more vintage (I've been thinking for a while about cheap GFS PAF or mean 90 actually to give you a better picture).
My old (94) LP epiphone badly needs a refresh:
tuners are close to dead as well as the nut, the bridge is also worn out, pots are getting old, pick-ups metal covers no longer "hold" in place and lately they started to squeeze... (that's quiet a lot I know
Overall electronic aside I really consider that this model could be a good base for blues/rock instrument which would not look like every and his brother V guitar
My rgx while a good guitar for its price it's not really suit to my needs and while I still love my LP I would have to sink quiet some money in it to make it my main guitar again.
I really consider this model:
24 frets: checked
Good profile neck: => slim taper checked
Fingerboard: mahogany is a warn wood still I like highs, phenolic is super durable and responsive and bright and so should bring more life to the sound
V shape: checked
Weirdos look for the intended use: checked.
I would most like put a tone put in place of the kill switch and for pick-ups I would consider bright GFS buckers (thinks their retrotron line) or most likely a mean 90 combo. Given more money I would seriously consider dimarzio EJ custom
Anyway, I'm short stacked right now especcially as I've just moved to a new apartment on top of it I'll go visit my wife's parents i USA this summer no that I'm unhappy about that but during the summer the flights will cost use quiet some bucks...
still I guess there is nothing wrong with dreaming...