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swampash

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Gsweng

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Being a John Lennon fan, I've been on the lookout for a J-160 or EJ-160. An Epiphone EJ-160 John Lennon edition popped up at a fairly low price. Only problem was it had a hummingbird pickguard on it. It looked kind of cool and I thought it might make a good wall hanger. The EJ-160 has a solid spruce top, lam back and sides and a mini humbucker just beneath the fingerboard. When I received it, I started tuning it up and noticed there was a rattle somewhere. I isolated it to one or more of the tuners. Yup, definitely a wall hanger. When it was tuned up, I played it a little and was impressed by the volume and tone of this dred. I've heard that they don't typically sound good (dead is what I've heard) but this one sounded pretty good, even with the plastic saddle and bridge pins. So I decided I'd go with the non-stock theme here and "fix" it up a little as a player. I installed Kluson gold tuners (to go with the "golden" look of the pickguard and control knobs), a Tusq saddle and rosewood bridge pins, new StringJoy strings, and a truss rod cover with Lennon's self-portrait on it. A little over the top, not sure Yoko would approve. Anyway, it's a player now and sounds pretty good. Should sound better with some playing and age. See pics.
 

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JustABluesGuy

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I’m going to try out a 2001 Epiphone Dot tomorrow, and was wondering who might have one or has have tried one.

Just wondering what people like and don’t like about them, things I should look out for, and what a fair price might be assuming no major issues?

Thanks in advance!
 

Willie Johnson

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Somebody was on here the other day talking about Joe Pass Emperors--that's the one I want. I had a SG G-400 and just didn't get on with it.
 

Junior59

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The gold one played acceptably ‘out of the box’. The sunburst sounds the best to me, but it needed a fret level/dressing. With that done, it’s a great guitar. The figured looks the best. I have the action a little high and only play slide on it now. It too, needs a fret level/dressing, to make the A Team.
 

ping-ping-clicka

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My '89/'90? Korean Samick Epiphone Sheraton II I picked up a few weeks ago in a pawnshop for a "CRAZY" low price. I'd been waiting for years to find the right one for the right price.

Now I'm finally in the Epi Sheraton family. :D

Bought it already modded with Schaller M6 mini tuners and Schaller Model 492 Quick Change Stop Tailpiece with fine tune adjustment screws(removed by previous owner)

And also a surprise upgrade of both pickups to late 80's Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck) and JB (bridge)

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I believe we have a keeper! a beauty.
 

Telecaster582

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This is my 2013 limited edition Epiphone custom shop I bought from my guitar teacher for 50 bucks. It was a good deal because this is one of my favorite guitars now! Made in Indonesia BTW.
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Nicko_Lps

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Epiphone Slash snakepit with a gibson 498T+490R set, Dunlop frets, hand made bone nut (stolen from my dog), Sperzel locking tuners and a gottoh aluminum bridge. Push pull bridge pot for single/humbucker pickups, Gibson toggle switch and a 5 ply flammed maple/wenge pickguard.
Serial No Dating back in 1996

Sorry for the horrible picture, its ancient old!
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DrBGood

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This is my 2013 limited edition Epiphone custom shop I bought from my guitar teacher for 50 bucks. It was a good deal because this is one of my favorite guitars now! Made in Indonesia BTW. View attachment 944630 View attachment 944631 View attachment 944632 View attachment 944633 View attachment 944634
Almost 95% of all Epiphone made between 2006 and 2018 have that nice Custom Shop Limited Edition stamp right there on the back of the headstock. Purely marketing as Epiphone doesn't and never had a Custom Shop.

It can still be a great guitar though :)
 

Telecaster582

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Almost 95% of all Epiphone made between 2006 and 2018 have that nice Custom Shop Limited Edition stamp right there on the back of the headstock. Purely marketing as Epiphone doesn't and never had a Custom Shop.

It can still be a great guitar though :)
Ok thanks... I never knew what that sticker meant but I've heard that when it's on the headstock it has some sort of special item that's not on the regular Epi's like better tuners or real Gibson pickups or something but I don't know if that's true. I just know that it sound good through my amp and i like it😁
 

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Epiphone Custom Shop is like Squier FSR. Usually just a special finish. Sometimes different wood on transparent finishes. Rarely different pickups as well.
 




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