Show us your Epiphones

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by The Angry Possum, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Fuelish

    Fuelish Tele-Meister

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    My WildKat, aka Miss Kitty …. she's a bit of a handful to play, but rocks well. Will have to see if I can dig up a pic of my LP ... this is a Sweetwater supplied pic of the one I bought - only thing I've done besides setup/new strings was to remove the poker chip [​IMG]
     
  2. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Holic

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    Well, I have two Epiphone "Surf Guitar" projects for the moment. They are based on LPS II LH, bought 2nd hand barely used for cheap on a local craiglist :

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    - the n°1 will be refinished in Daphne Blue + GFS P90 + B5LH + roller bridge + etc...

    - the n°2 will be refinished in Seafoam Green + ?????? + B5LH + roller bridge + etc...

    n°1 is already in the hand of a luthier pal and I expect her refinished for the end of the year, while n°2 is still here with me for some pickup and playability tests.

    So here's n°2 tentatively situation :

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    I'm searching an affordable set of humbucker-PAF pickups for her, since the leftover HJ-50 Hagstrom pickups I installed here sounds quite dark, somewhat lacklustre, and only warm-jazzy...

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  3. MadJack

    MadJack Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My Casino is my #1 player.

    It has Buddha rewinds, TUSQ XL Nut and '50's wiring.
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    My ES-339 PRO is another regular player.

    It has the Epiphone Alnico ProBuckers, TUSQ Nut, '50's wiring and a homemade pickguard.
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    My LP Special I P90 is my Open G Rocker.

    It has Kluson Tuning Machines a TUSQ Nut and '50's Wiring using stock pots, switch and jack. I only replaced the cap with an Orange Drop.
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    The SG Special was given to me for working on someone's guitar.

    The output jack was moved and had a bit of a Hack-job fill. One of the prior owners put in some decent wiring. It had a set of SD Hot Rodded Humbuckers. They were good, but too hot for my taste. I had these Humbuckers from an SX guitar that had ceramic magnets with 9KΩ/8KΩ pups thet I put a set of Alnico 4 magnets in.

    It sounds and plays good. Not a regular player, as I have a couple of Agile AL-3110s I prefer, even though they weigh a lot more.
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  4. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    1998 LP Jr (GC special edition, all original)

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    2016 SG Special (SD Seth Lover bridge, Guitar Madness Alnico II neck)

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    1970's FT-130 neck on a GFS travel guitar body (GFS HB size SC pickup)

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    Before the conversion. The body was too warped and damaged to rebuild.

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  5. MrGibbly

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    Looks lovely! Here's my Epiphone Elitist Casino...MIJ loveliness. Very light. Very resonant. The USA P-90s really growl. My son has a TV Silver G-400 PRO that is excellent as well.

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  6. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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  7. kohoutec

    kohoutec Tele-Meister

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    I picked this one up a few weeks ago, used but mint...'56 Goldtop Pro. It's a MIC from 2016 so not exactly unusual or anything, but I'm really enjoying it... Had a hankering for something with a decent sized neck on it and this one more than fits the bill.

    Frankly I'm staggered as to how good it is really, especially considering how little it cost.
    The P90 pro pickups are lovely, it's not too heavy and the fit and finish is spot on.
    In fact I've not played any of my other guitars since I got it... And think I might gig it at the weekend. Really impressed, sorry the picture doesn't do it justice.[​IMG]

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  8. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Afflicted

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    My (approximately) 2000, MIC Dot. She has a Duncan 59 in the neck and a Seth Lover in the bridge:

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    My Epi Biscuit (which I should never have sold :mad:)

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  9. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    ES-339, replaced the nut. Really like the coil splitting.



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    Special II with P90s, replaced the nut and tuners, a lot of fun for little $$.

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  10. clayville

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    [​IMG] Mid-70s, Made in Japan, ET-276. Light as a feather. Stop-tail, mahogany-colored (perhaps basswood) version of the more common sunburst/white pickguard ET-275 whammy bar variant. An ET-275 was my first electric as a kid (and the only guitar I ever sold) - this one scratched the itch that had been bugging me ever since.
     
  11. The Angry Possum

    The Angry Possum Tele-Meister

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    Very nice epiphones. Keep em coming.
     
  12. Telecaster88

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    My 2015 ES-339 changed my thinking about what things like "Made in China" mean. It's a truly fantastic guitar. And it was cheap!
     
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  13. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    the epi LP junior. changed tuners. It's a little beast.
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    and the viola bass, 1985-ish. I've had it for at least 15 years, need to replace the nut, but it's got a very pleasant semi-hollow thump...
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  14. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I had one of these for my #1 gigger for a couple years. Great guitar.
     
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  15. Straydogger

    Straydogger Tele-Holic

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    My 2004 My Epiphone Sg (4).JPG G400 with upgraded pots, jack and 50's wiring. Traded a Squire Strat for it. I won. :)
     
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  16. The Angry Possum

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  17. schroeder

    schroeder Tele-Meister

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    Korean goodness. All maple guitar! Maple body& maple neck.
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  18. schroeder

    schroeder Tele-Meister

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  19. Tone Chase

    Tone Chase Tele-Meister

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    I have a few. This is my early to mid ‘70’s Epiphone ET-285 bass. Made in Japan.
    Kind of a Newport body, with ‘74-75 pickups.

    It needs a new pick guard. It broke in the early ‘80’s. Glue, etc., worked for a while. Eventually a clear Lexan guard was self made by me. My daughter rocked this bass with her band in the ‘90’s. I have been on the lookout for a stock pick guard for years. Here it is with the stock broken guard, and a temporary lexan repair tip for the input.
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