Would you be more inclined to buy an Epiphone...

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  1. Jason Hutchinson

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    Yamaha got away with having a similar headstock shape, but one thing they didn't copy is the truss rod cover. It seems like every other Gibson copy has 3 mounting screws instead of 2. The Epihones are the same way. They have 3 screws even on the Les Paul models.
     
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    Yep. Three screws. Same on my Ibanez as well. Makes for nice level pick ups though.
     
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    Truss rod cover makes for level pickups? o_O;)
     
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    That’s about the only thing I not crazy about with mine. The rest of it is sweet.
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    I always liked the headstock they use on their hollow bodies and the Japanese elite stuff. If they were more inclined to use those, I'd be perfectly happy. Either way, they make great instruments.
     
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    Sometimes I think it's the other way around. I'm fairly involved in the local music scene and perform with alot of other bands here. I use name brand stuff like Gibson's, fenders and orange amps. I'm a moderately skilled player, not that my current bands make much use of it, it's all pretty simple stuff so it's easy to play drunk. But when a 15 year on a solid state marshall and an Epiphone makes me look like complete trash skill wise, I'm always a little embarrassedby my nice gear.
     
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    Ooops. Thought you were talking about the pickup adjustment screws. Duh.

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    What do we call this headstock? Besides dusty...
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    But you recovered nicely! Gorgeous guitar.
     
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    I inherited this Epiphone "Slash Rosso Corsa" model from a dear departed friend. It was basically brand new out of the box when I got it.

    It has a full thickness carved hard rock maple cap, with a AAAA flame veneer, a long neck tenon, traditional weight relief, Kluson vintage style 18:1 tuners, oange dop caps, and Seymour Duncan Slash Signature Alnico II Pro pickups (absolutely excellent PAF style pickups BTW). It has killer low action, and a big ol' fat neck, feels AMAZING! It is just a fantastic guitar in every way.

    It is seriously THE best sounding Les Paul I have ever played (and I have owned 4 Gibson LP Standards, and 1 Studio model). It actually makes you go OMG!!! when you plug it in and hit a chord.

    I have no problem with its funky Epiphone headstock. I got over that in the first 5 minutes.

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  13. Beachbum

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    Thanks
     
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    No. I have an Epi Les Paul (have owned a Gibson Les Paul in the past) and the headstock doesn't bother me one bit. I don't have the urge to make it look like a Gibson or hide the fact that it is an Epiphone. It is what it is... a great guitar that was purchased at a reasonable price. The shape of the headstock and the name on the headstock doesn't bother me one bit. Great guitar!

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    Ahh, there is another EPI that I have been jonesing for is the Studio Dot like yours. Mmmmm, maybe someday. I think your pics say something very inmportant about the Epi line of guitars. Look at how many different, excellent playing guitars you can buy for one Gibson 335. Just sayin' and the main reason I have three and want two more.
     
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    Yeah, you rarely see those. I used to have a few guitar students and one of them had one of the Gibson headstock Epis. Don’t think I have seen one since except in posts on forums.
     
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    I've never owned an Epiphone BECAUSE of the headstock.
     
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    The Epi headstock doesn't bother me so much. I have had a handful of Epi's and currently have fallen in love with the Wildkat Studio that I own. Looks good, plays great and I just couldn't believe the low price for that much guitar:):):). But YES, the Gibson headstock is a little more well- proportioned for the neck so it might make me pick one up and play it a few seconds quicker;).
     
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    I suspect some will agree with me here, it is more the elongation of the headstock that looks wonky to me that the shape itself. The LP series like a DC P90 set neck Epi [excellent guitar] seem to have a nice short version.

    OTOH, and period correct, the Historical Series MIJ Revolution Casino I had for a while with the elongated headstock is flat out unpleasing aesthetically. Although in the case of every Historic Series Epi I have played, they are among the very best guitars IMO. My Lennon Casino was only second to a few guitars I have had over my lifetime. Like a few circa 1976-8 LP customs and a 1967 ES-345.
     
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