New Release | Epiphone Chris Stapleton Frontier!
Chris Stapleton, one of Nashville’s very finest! An exceptional songwriter, a supremely gifted guitar player and that voice, seriously, does Americana get any better?! He’s got 8 Grammy’s under his belt, 14 CMA’s and 10 Academy of Country Music Awards too, he's a prolific collector of accolades and it doesn’t take long to realise why.
A lover of vintage guitars, Chris Stapleton is often seen with a glorious array of Gibson acoustics, he’s particularly fond of the LG-2 and the J-45, the perfect accompaniment to that husky southern swagger!
A model that we’ve seen appearing more frequently of late in Chris’ arsenal is an incredible looking Epiphone Frontier, instantly recognisable and as bold as they come, it’s left gear enthusiasts wondering what the story is.
Well, hold on to your cowboy hats because it’s even better than we imagined!
New for 2023 is the Epiphone Chris Stapleton Frontier, a truly magnificent Montana, USA crafted work of art!
So, let’s run you through the details. First up, a thermally-aged Sitka Spruce top, finished in the vintage flavoured Frontier Burst, partners up with AA-grade figured maple back and sides. Visually it’s a stunner, but as a tonal pairing, that’s where it really comes alive! The large Dove style body is renowned for its rich and nuanced tone, a real strummer's dream, it’s an inviting prospect for any player!
We can’t talk about the body without shining the spotlight on those irresistible engraved pickguards. Featuring custom cactus motifs, alongside the classic Frontier lariat, they are intricate and beautifully finished.
The Mahogany neck boasts a lush Indian Rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl slotted rectangle inlays, it’s a classic look and a great touch. The rounded C profile feels great underhand and offers a really natural underhand feel, perfect for cowboy chords but also allowing you to comfortably work your way right the way up the neck.
With a guitar like this, that has a really unique natural tone, you want a pickup system that doesn’t colour your sound, and the LR Baggs VTC is one of the best around. Giving you incredible clarity and projection, the VTC controls sit discreetly in the soundhole, easy to access but hidden away; it's a modern feature that doesn’t compromise the authentic vintage styling.
Only 300 of these exquisite USA made guitars will be crafted, and they are certain to attract huge attention. If you’re looking for a guitar with attitude and pure southern soul, this is the one for you!
As always, you can buy with confidence from Peach Guitars. From meticulously inspecting each piece of equipment, professionally setting up each guitar, tracking every package, and delivering the best after-sales customer service, our team will do our best to make you feel welcome and offer genuine, professional advice.