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Gratuitous Epiphone pic.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by RevMike, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. RevMike

    RevMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ever have two guitars that when you got them you just felt like they were made for you? These are my two favorite non Fenders. The Les Paul is a Traditional Pro that I've had a few years. I've owned a few Les Pauls over the years (both Gibson and Epi) but they've come and gone. When this one, a heavily modded neck repaired Epi, came my way that was it. I'm not saying it's better than the Gibsons. I'm just saying it has something unexplainable that appeals to me. It's my Les Paul and it's never leaving me. The other is an ES335 Pro. I got this one recently in a trade and got the same vibe. I'm glad I have this pair. I have a few others but these are lifers. Thanks for looking. If anyone wants to share some of what they consider "lifers" or guitars you'll have forever. New or old, please do. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1442936494.526214.jpg
     
  2. Sky King

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    Very nice! I appreciate you sharing.
    I'm currently on the hunt for exactly that kind of guitar.
    The affordable guitar that is more than the some of its parts.

    And its hard to remember Epiphone can put out some good stuff....
    until you see those old photos of John Lee Hooker, or John Lennon!
     
  3. PGTips

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    Nice guitars Rev. Love my Teles. Love my Ric. Love my Epi!

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  4. RevMike

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    Nice Sheraton. Looks like she's had a few mods.
     
  5. Obsessed

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    Somehow, after looking for a specific tonal character guitar, I seem to gravitate towards Epiphones. The MIK Sheraton II is a lifer from the moment I first tried it. The $200 EL-00 Pro just keeps knocking my socks off, but I've only had it a few months. I also traded a guitar amp to my wife for her "too heavy" Allen Woody bass. Since my wife gets BAS, I have played a whole bunch of basses and I have only found one other bass that I really like more and that was a pricey early 60s Gibby EB-0.
     

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  6. RevMike

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    Nice guitars. Amazes me how they can build such nice guitars for the money. I have a couple other Epis and all are great.
     
  7. RevMike

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    Here's the whole crew.
     
  8. Rhubarb Red

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    Nice collection...

    ... but what's that Firebird-looking little guitar in the bottom row? Never seen before...

    Cheers!

    Mike
     
  9. RevMike

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    Thanks. That's a mando-bird. A 4 string electric mandolin. It's a very interesting little instrument. Sounds very cool on a recording when doubling an acoustic guitar strumming.
     
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    Thanks. The Bigsby was put on in store the day I bought it. I'd actually gone out looking for a Bigsby to put on my Tele but came home with a whole new guitar. ooops! I've changed the pick up mounts, knobs and tip switch for ivory.
     
  11. RevMike

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    Subtle changes like that, to me, are what make a store bought guitar "your guitar". That's sort of part of my gauge as to whether I'm going to keep an axe.
     
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  12. bobsway

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    Gratuitous Epi pic #16.
    My new (to me) Wine Red Les Paul Studio Deluxe!
    Only 275 greenbacks, nice instrument.
     

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    This is the Traditional Pro Desertburst I bought this summer. lets just put it this way, I have no plans to do any mods.
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  14. RevMike

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    Really nice axes guys.
     
  15. Obsessed

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    I love the look of those LPs. I GASSED for years for one of those Desertbursts. I have never seen a real flamed Desertburst. Very nice indeed.
     
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    That's a beautiful guitar! Congrats
     
  17. SynMike

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    Did you say "Gratuitous Epiphone pic."? Here's my Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II:

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    339 Ultra w/nanomag. The nanomag doesn't really sound acoustic-y, more rickenbacher-clean sounding.

    Nicest finished Epi I've ever played.
     

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    Here's some shots of some of my Epiphones. The first is my 2012 '62 Sheraton reissue with the mini humbuckers in cherry red and the other is my '92 MIK Epi Sheraton II in tobacco sunburst. Both guitars have the HipShot D-tuner at the headstock, Bigsby Palm Pedal string benders and have been rewired with the top two knobs working as a master volume and tone control. The bottom two knobs are pull pots with a phase switch in front and a coil tap in the rear. On the Sheraton II (sunburst) the phase switch works on both pickups.........JH in Va.
     

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    1989 MIK Epi LP Custom, open book headstock, stock pickups replaced with GFS Crunchy Pat humbuckers. I love my Gibson P-90 Gold Top, but this guitar has become my go-to HB axe.

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    - D
     
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