Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX Guitar
August 12, 2008 by Chaz
While we all know Gibson and Epiphone are both well-known for their SG and Les Paul guitar-style, however, what makes Prophecy EM-2 extraordinary, is the construction of the “swept-C” body-style. Interesting enough, the guitar looks more like an axe made hybrid by Schecter and Steinberger (Steinberger is a division of Gibson). The Prophecy EM-2 FX is a guitar with an edge-cutting design manufactured by Epiphone.
Main Product Features
At first glance, I noticed the Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX comes in a very tempting color: Midnight Ebony Quilted Maple Top. The tops are flawlessly chosen to give the finish a beautified swirled look. The EM-2 is crowned off with white binding that goes around the top-edge of the body.
The guitar has mixed-color hardware—the tuning pegs, tremolo bar and pick-up selector are black, while the control knobs are silver, which enhance the beauty of the ‘blade’ inlays.
Another thing that is impressive about the EM-2 guitar is that, despite being very modestly priced, is that it features high quality hardware. Every FX guitar comes standard with an original Floyd Rose tremolo system and Grover Tuners, giving the guitar rock n roll flexibility, while vigorously holding tune.
All FX guitars come with authentic EpiActive humbucker pick-ups. EpiActive pick-ups are now being commonly used in recent Epiphone guitars, and are considered to be on par with EMG pick-ups. In addition, EpiActives can also be used in passive mode to provide a traditional output without the need for a battery.
The EM-2 body-style screams rock n roll – achieved with Epiphone’s patented “swept-C” cutaway that gives you comfortable access to all 24-frets, which you’ll be thankful for when you crank up the volume and start soloing. In fact, Epiphone actually made the first EM-2 styled guitars back in the early 90s when Grunge was the frenzy, and the EM-2 Custom FX features the same dedicated reverse Explorer-style headstock as its bona-fide-brothers.
THE END LINE
The Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX is a solid guitar, high quality components, and great playability, all for a very modest price tag of $399. Go test drive one for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
Epiphone Prophecy EM2 FX
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