Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Plus Top is a signature model built precisely by his spec. The body of this model has an asymmetrical double-cutaway Les Paul body made of solid mahogany back flame maple top and black binding around the top. DC Standard Plus Top features no pickguards to enable better resonance as well as to accentuate the body`s beauty. The bridge is made of nickel-plated Locktone tune-o-Matic with a stop tail bar combo. A traditional Gibson and Epiphone feature that accompanies Les Paul models for six decades now. The pickup department is equipped with two zebra-coil Burstbuckers. USA Burstbucker 2 with Alnico II magnets is positioned at the neck and USA Burstbucker 3 with Alnico II magnets at the bridge. These pickups are among the closest replicas of the legendary PAF humbuckers from the late 1950s. They are controlled through Tak`s own setup of separate volume controls and a master tone knob. These are accompanied by a three-way toggle pickup switch. The neck on this model is made of mahogany, a traditional choice for Les Paul models throughout history. It is very close to the shapes of necks of the original Kalamazoo-made models. The fingerboard on this model is made of rosewood and bound in black color. The fingerboard features 22 jumbo frets, abalone trapezoid inlays, 1.68" wide PVC nut, and a 14" radius. Other features on this model include nickel-plated hardware, standard 24-3/4" scale, vintage-style tuning machines with tulip buttons and 14:1 gear ratio, three-tuners-a-side dove wing headstock. See it in person at 1531 West Jefferson, Springfield, IL. Just look for the PINK building. Oink,oink!!