2020 Epiphone Crestwood Custom??

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  1. DavidP

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    Anyone had their hands on one of these? Still as rare as hen's teeth in any local brick & mortar stores around here. I'm really wondering about the mini-HBs, neck profile, and trem stability.
    Cheers...
     
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    The mini hums sound great in a demo I saw. I had a faded one with the batwing headstock, probably 2007-9 and it sounded awesome. Wish I hadn’t traded it. I want a Wilshire from this series. Their new pickups sound amazing.
     
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    Skip to the 6:00 mark to learn the fatal flaw:
     
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    His fatal flaw is using a straight cable on a guitar with the jack on the front. It's a great way to break the material surrounding the jack, whether wood or plastic. Cables with 90 degree plugs exist for a reason.
     
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    Like this? (Me with my Wilshire & Silvertone in the Summer of '69!)

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    Sorry, can't resist. Was that your first real six-string? Where did ya get it?
     
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    So, according to this guy pretty much every single Gibson SG has a fatal flaw?
     
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    My first electric was a cherry Wilshire with the batwing headstock, neck joint sucked ;) did yours have the vibrato?
     
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    I agree. And who’s the guy in the video, anyway?
     
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    Apparently someone with really fat, non-dexterous fingers?

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    Mine had the very stiff torsion bar whammy where the handle bent more than the notes. Although it was my first "name" guitar it was a POS compared to my friend's Casino. It became my first heavy mod victim in various attempts to get some guts & sustain out of it. Alembic Hot Rod magnets, pickups in series, parallel and OOP, bypassed controls, stopbar tailpiece, rewound Strat pickup in the bridge, etc. Nothing did any good and that skinny neck and flimsy joint didn't help.
    It was stolen from the band house and I found it in a store 10 years later in about the same condition, EXCEPT the neck had been sawed out and reglued at an unusable angle, no case either. Thinking I might get some parts money out of I put it on Ebay where it got a lot of bids...the winner was an Aussie gentleman who forked up $800 plus shipping. He was in the business of restoring 60s junkers and had no problem with the condition. Unfortunately I was never able to contact him again to see the results.
     
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    My first USA-made, brand-name 6-string, so yeah!

    From a friend who bought it new but never played it once he realized he'd have to learn it.
    But I worked in a local family-owned five & dime that sold very cheap guitars that I was given the privilege of setting up & pushing. I did buy my first 5-string banjo there for $50 but never played it once I realized I'd have to learn it.
     
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    Awesome! Love the photo! Great story too!
     
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    Had a red Crestwood RI when they came out in 2012 or so. The neck profile was great and matched my original 60’s Kalamazoo Epi.

    The top and back is a thin vaneer over a multi piece body. The vibrato worked great and stayed in tune. The controls are cramped and the vibe arm gets in the way. The pickups are overwound and sound nothing like a Gibson mini hum. The neck was 9K and the bridge 13k. The Epi HSC was very nice.
     
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    Yeah it was not my favorite guitar, never could get it to really sound good, but then what did I know I was 16 and didn’t know a thing about how to get good tone especially since I was running it wit a 67 bandmaster that never sounded good unless it was turned up

    looked cool but sold it cheap to a friends younger brother
     
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    I once saw a pic of Johnny Winter playing a Wilshire at Hendrix' funeral or memorial. That was when Johnny was more known as a Mustang player and I remember thinking "surely this guy can afford a real guitar by now..."
     
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    He made it sound good tho!
     
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    I will cut the guy some slack... I don’t think the SG is as crowded as that one is. In the guitar’s defense, not everyone fiddles with that stuff on the fly... Almost every day I read here about how playing a les Paul jr. will force you to manipulate the tone and volume controls. So I put one together, and now I just have a bunch of fun with the bridge pickup only and STILL don’t use the tone and volume controls. D’oh!
     
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