Epiphone Launches Two New Jerry Cantrell Model Les Paul Guitars; ‘Brighten’ Tour Wraps Soon

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Alice in Chains co-founder/songwriter/vocalist Jerry Cantrell is currently out on the road supporting his new solo record, Brighten, and on Tuesday even more exciting news was announced about the heralded rock icon.

Epiphone officially lifted the curtain on two new signature Cantrell guitars, the Jerry Cantrell “Wino” Les Paul Custom and the Les Paul Custom Prophecy, the first collaboration between Cantrell and the guitar manufacturer.

Some specs on the new guitars, per a news release:

Jerry Cantrell and Epiphone worked closely together to bring to life his beloved and renowned Les Paul Custom “Wino” guitar, while the new Les Paul Custom Prophecy is a modern collaboration. Whether you’re writing a song at home, laying it down in the studio, or bringing it to thousands on stage, the Jerry Cantrell “Wino” and Les Paul Custom Prophecy guitars deliver. The new Epiphone Jerry Cantrell “Wino” Les Paul Custom is inspired by Jerry’s own Gibson Les Paul Custom and features a stunning Dark Wine Red finish. The Jerry Cantrell Les Paul Custom Prophecy comes in a Bone White finish and represents the perfect blend of modern and traditional features. The Epiphone Jerry Cantrell “Wino,” and “Les Paul Custom Prophecy are made to Cantrell’s specifications with his personal touches throughout and are ready to plug in wherever you are. 

The guitars are available now.

As for Cantrell’s Brighten tour, it is named after his October 2021 album that marked his first solo effort since 2002’s Degradation Trip.

Brighten finds Cantrell accompanied in the studio by a number of special guest musician pals, among them Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Greg Puciato (vocals/guitar), Tyler Bates (bass), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums), Gil Sharone (drums), Vincent Jones (piano) and more.

Some of those musicians have accompanied Cantrell on the road; his band for the gigs will feature Tyler Bates (guitar), Greg Puciato (backing vocals), Gil Sharone (drums), George Adrian (bass), Michael Rozon (pedal steel) and Jason Achilles (keys).

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The tour has been on for a month or so and features songs from throughout Cantrell’s solo career and Alice in Chains catalog. The trek wraps soon:

Wed-May-04 Sacramento Ace of Spades
Thu-May-05 Los Angeles Belasco Theatre
Sat-May-07 Las Vegas House of Blues
Sun-May-08 San Diego House of Blues

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