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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by davidchagrin, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. davidchagrin

    davidchagrin Tele-Afflicted

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    Hello to all.
    I hope that it is appropriate to post something like this on the tdpri.
    I wanted to turn to people whom I can trust when guitars are involved.

    I was browsing around the Musicians Friend website and came across this guitar...
    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Les-Paul-Special-SC-Electric-Guitar?sku=584590
    ...An Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special SC.
    It struck my interest with its duel P90s and vintage vibe.
    I've been surfing the 'net looking for reviews and/or videos to see what people think of this little monster, but I haven't found crap.

    So, good friends, Tele lovers, and the guitar obsessed, what do you know about this guitar?
    How does it feel when you play it?
    Is the sound full? Smooth? Thin? Good at all?
    I'm going to call up to the local shops and see who stocks one.
    I have to know more about this guitar.
    I think that I may be gassing for it pretty bad.
    I love cheap guitars and unique guitars.
    I know it's no Tele, but once in a while I dabble in other realms.
    So, help a brother out.
    What do you know?
     
  2. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I say, Get the PRS Korina SE One...
     
  3. davidchagrin

    davidchagrin Tele-Afflicted

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    A good suggestion, but it only has one pup and no intonation in the bridge.
    Plus, more money.
    I'll never spend more than $400 on a guitar.
    I love cheap guitars.
    I'm really interested in the Epi.
     
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    kidmo Friend of Leo's

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    gitold Poster Extraordinaire

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    The prs se one has been discontinued and if you can find them there going cheap.I just picked up one new for $299 hear in denver.I had a Hamer American special for years and I swear this Korean PRS is a better and more fun guitar.
     
  6. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    Epi made a LP Jr set neck a while ago. It was quite nice so I'm thinking this'll be pretty good as well.

    Gary
     
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    davidchagrin Tele-Afflicted

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    I really like the body on the Agile choice.
    I'm always browsing around the Rondo site.
    They seem to have some good options there.
     
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    davidchagrin Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks for the tip, Gary.
    My first guitar was an LP style, but I really dig single coil at this phase of my life.
    I feel this type of setup may be a good choice.
     
  9. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    I know what you mean about single coils. I own a 57' Les Paul Tv Jr and there is nothing like that combo ~ mahogany body set neck P90......... what could be better? Cranked up through the right amp, it's as heavy as it gets......... Think Leslie West in the Hay Day of Mountain
    Gary
     
  10. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    I have a soft spot for Epi's but the ones I've looked at recently - since they moved production from Korea - have been very inconsistent in quality.

    And the stock pickups and controls are poor, so the first thing I'd do is to put real Gibson P90s in with CTS pots and a Switchcraft jack.

    The PRS SE is a much better guitar.
     
  11. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

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    Tempting for me, especially the tv yellow.
     
  12. davidchagrin

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    Same here.
    That TV Yellow looks smokin' hot.
     
  13. groovedoggie1

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    I had a '57 Reissue Les Paul Jr from Epiphone. Very similar construction, etc, and it was a fantastic guitar. I bought it to bring with me to Baghdad and it survived the changes in temperature and humidity with aplomb. I changed out the stock P100 with a GFS P90. I also had an Epiphone Wilshire. VERY well-made guitar. Neck and fret finishing were better than the lower-end Gibsons. No kidding!
     
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