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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bionic_man, Feb 16, 2021.
Here is my sh epiphone
2018 Epiphone Moderne re-issue
I've had a few.
Joe Pass Emperor
All were great.
I have a couple, both on the odd side!
This is a model called the Granada, made in the Gibson factory in the 60s - the originals had a cheap moulded plastic pickguard with a single coil pickup mounted on it, but the plastic often Brooke so I got mine without a pickguard. I turned it into a pure acoustic to use for gigs (I hate standing up with a flat top acoustic on a strap) so I made a new pickguard to to cover the pickup hole and installed an LR Baggs in the bridge.
My other is a Blackstone from the 40s when they were made in New York, a bit beat up and someone sanded the lacquer off the top but it sounds awesome.
I bought an Epiphone Firebird about 5 years ago.
I disliked the neck enormously. Felt like a baseball bat.
The I suppose you would call it 'reverse' body with that chunk of body coming forward got in the way of me playing bottleneck.
So I sawed it off.
The pickups were disappointing, but happily replacements are available!
I really like the way you can rest your arm on top of the body and it all feels so comfortable.
The Epiphone Firebird has cured me of wondering if I would like a Gibson Firebird.
However, it did raise the question: is there anything like it but better?
I think there is, I bought a BC Rich Mockingbird, very nice!
I don’t. But when I hear Robben Ford play his ‘63 Epi Riviera, I want one!
I had an Epiphone Sheraton that I loved and played all the time! I sold it because it was a bit on the heavy side and I was raising funds for a new Tele.
that's an empty wine bottle...
Probably not the reply you're looking for, but I had an 86' 12 string acoustic, "Epiphone by Gibson". Got it when I was 15! My first guitar that played worth a damm! Someone stole it over 20 years ago. I think about that guitar a lot. Funny thing is, that guitar was modded for me as a lefty. Wasn't worth much to anyone but me. Hope that person enjoyed the look of the face of pawn shop dealer when he says," I will give you ..... ". F.... That guy! Sorry about my rant. Keep on pickin!!!!
I bought this from a neighbor last summer. I realized after the fact that somehow after playing and owning many guitars for thirty years that this had somehow been my first Epiphone. The Nighthawk is a different animal. It’s interesting and I’m not in love but the fit and finish are awesome! I’d definitely buy another Epi.
This reminded me, I do own an Epiphone. About 4 years ago I loaned it to my nieces boyfriend who had his strat stolen. They're now married thank goodness. So I suppose there is a chance I'll get it back. It's one of those awkward things where I want to say, "you know I didn't give that to you right?" Some people amaze me, I would never keep a loaner that long.
I think it's mid 90's maybe? Has a set neck. I don't know the model.
My first be electric. Got it for Christmas 1977. Epiphanies ET 276. Sweet, sweet sounding axe.
There are recent Epiphone threads going around ( if you look).
So w/o being wordy I have a wonderful 2018 Epi SG Pro that I got last year, that blows away the first 6 I have owned over the years.( from the late '90's- early 2000's)
Just better sounding ( pickups and pots) , better playing ( hardware and build), great value.
Well that thing is “oh-my!” “Dang!” Cool!
I have a dot that is out of commission but was perfect before it’s “accident”
I have a Firebird studio and...
A couple of Epiphones are in the fleet. Old picture, bigger rack and more colors now. The Junior here gets more play time than most of the guitars, including the vintage Gibsons.
Riviera P93 Custom
Les Paul Special Jr P90
Collect them all, trade them with your friends.
Yep, got three.
Edit...Forgot about the Flying V
I've had an MIK Casino, an Inspired by John Lennon Casino, a 70s Et-270, and a cheap one humbucker Jr. The first three were unbelievably nice instruments, but after the second Casino I realized I'm just not a hollow body guy and the ET-270 was going to cost more to refret than it was worth. The Junior was a fun project, but the tuners, pickup, nut, and frets all needed some work. Not bad for a $90 guitar though.
I'd still like to have a Wilshire someday.