Published On: Wed, Apr 14th, 2010

Epiphone Jeff Waters’ Annihilation-V

Epiphone’s new Annihilation-V is being billed as the ‘Ultimate Metal Guitar’, and it certainly look like a handful…


This beast of a flying-V was shown at Frankfurt’s Musicmesse, and, billed as ‘The Ultimate Metal Guitar‘, it attracted a legion of metallers.

Jeff Waters‘ was positioned at number three in Joel McIver’s book of 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists, and Epiphone have chosen to take the name of this new model from his heavy rocking band Annihilator.

The Annihilation-V is built from solid mahogany with a deep-set, hand-fitted solid mahogany neck inlayed with Red or Silver Dot and Custom “Annihilator Devil” Acrylic Mother-Of-Pearl design. It’s a SlimTaper, 24 fret, ‘D; shape neck that will attract those who take their shredding seriously.

Pickups come in the form of the Annihilation-V features custom “JWT” (Jeff Waters Treble) and JWR (Jeff Waters Rhythm) 4-wire humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions respectively.

Over-wound and featuring a Ceramic-8 magnet, the JWT bridge humbucker delivers the grunt without losing the crystal clear highs. The JWR neck pickup features an Alnico-II magnet that provides vintage tone with great sustain and clarity along with the right combination of power and warmth. Together,these two little animals are sure to get the job done.

The master volume control is also a push/pull control allowing you to tap into each coil of the two humbuckers for a brighter, single-coil sound while keeping them noise-free.


The 3-way toggle in combination with the coil-tapping allows you up to six different tonal combinations ranging from a one single-coil to full-on humbucker assault. Add to that, an easy to use momentary killbutton that cuts off the output for added effects and you’ve got a guitar that’s ready for anything.

Other upgrades include Grover(tm) 14:1 ratio tuners, Epiphone StrapLocks, Epiphone LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar combination and Jeff’s signature on the back of the headstoc.

And,like every Epiphone, it features their Limited ifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.

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