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New Epiphone Models with the new headstock design

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bruxist, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Preacher

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    My '03 LP that I sold just recently. I did not mind the clipped corners.
     

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    Picked up an Epi 1966 G-400 Pro in TV Silver for 150 Shekels today. :cool:
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    Just shows how observant I am. I've owned an Epiphone Ultra 339 since 2011. After reading this thread I've only just noticed that it sports the new look Gibson-esque headstock. Guess it's not really new look after all.
     
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    It’s actually the “Kalamazoo” headstock, which is traditional/vintage Epiphone. So, not new. But certainly nicer. That combined with a few other details is why I’m buying one.
     
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    I'll admit that I've always really disliked the "chipped corner" headstock. Call me shallow, but it it always bugged me. The kalamazoo headstock is a huge improvement imho
     
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    Just ordered the LP Special!!
    I drank the kool-aid and ordered the TV Yellow LP Special. Hoping to get a delivery date at some point today.
     
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    I don't think any will out until mid-Feb at least. Hoping to be wrong on that, in a good way. :D
     
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    Dude at Smash said he had already had (and immediately sold) one of the 50's LP's. Just hope Epiphone knows they have some big sellers. Go ahead, flood the market with these!
     
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    As of yesterday, MF did have the alpine white SG standard available. It got my hopes up. But everything else listed shows backorder estimates of February. I'm in wait mode. It will nice to be pleasantly surprised by an earlier ship. But I'm not counting on it.

    EDIT: Ebony LP classic and smokehouse studio are available now.
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Sweet! Looking forward to your report!
     
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    It always reminds me of a banjo headstock.
     
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    I've owned two Epi's where it was not functional in that the guitars didn't fit in standard cases. The headstock was too long. The worst was a 12 string acoustic. Epi didn't make a case for it and the end of the headstock was too long for many common 12 string dread cases.

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    I am delighted that Squiers have the same headstock shape as Fender products. Thanks Squier/Fender.
     
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    That's not a headstock, it's a headboard.
     
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    Some demos of the 2 I am most interested in:



     
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    Damn that firebird sounds good.
     
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    The Casino will always be associated with John Lennon, one of my favorite rhythm players, so this guy will always be my favorite:

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    But I also thought Epiphone was on to something with this guy:

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    It kinda reminded me of those old cheap Kays and Silvertones. And Epiphone fits in with that crowd very comfortably. But apart from all that, whatever they do to differentiate themselves from Gibson (which is usually very little) is a step in the right direction. Gibson uses Epiphone to put a lot of guitars into the hands of new players, which is good. But Epiphone has its own history too, and it's a pretty good one, IMO.
     
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    CAN'T WAIT (guess I have too)
     
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    I contend the firebird mini's are the best-sounding, well-balanced pickup Gibson ever developed.

    Hence why I'm pretty psyched about the Uptown 'Kat!
     
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    Should be awesome with the mahog and walnut neck-thru, it does sound nice.
     
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