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HNGD My new (Epiphone LP) Baby! (Yes, it's posted in the Epi forum

#1 User is offline   charlie brown 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

Always wanted the Gibson version, but it's priced hopelessly out of my means, and justification.

So, I settled for the Epiphone version, shown below, from Sweetwater! So far, it's seems like
a real "Keeper!" Nice FAT '50's neck, fat but NOT uncomfortable, USA Gibson P-90's, a real
Ebony fingerboard, etc., at a very reasonable price, all things considered. [thumbup]


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Cheers,

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

I swore I'd never get another black guitar, but this...

That matt texture makes all the difference. It's just stunning!
7 ply binding?
Best of all, and an ebony FB.

What is this model called? Is there one with HBs?

Feel free to post more pics CB. :)
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 13 May 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

I swore I'd never get another black guitar, but this...

That matt texture makes all the difference. It's just stunning!
7 ply binding?
Best of all, and an ebony FB.

What is this model called? Is there one with HBs?

Feel free to post more pics CB. :)


Thanks, M-E...it's called "Inspired by '55 Les Paul Custom Outfit!" It only comes with the Gibson P-90's,
as of yet. And, yes, it has 7-ply binding on the front, and 5-ply on the back!
http://www.epiphone....tom-Outfit.aspx

The case is included. It's no "Lifton" case, but it is adequate, and looks the part, anyway. I may, at some point,
replace the neck pickup, with a SD "Staple" P-90, to increase the spec "authenticity!" But, there's no
real hurry, as the stock Gibby neck P-90 is just fine!! [thumbup] [biggrin]

There is a Epiphone LP Custom Classic PRO, that has that same "matte" finish, and humbuckers.
But, it has a Rosewood fingerboard.
http://www.epiphone....lassic-PRO.aspx

Cheers,

CB
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Double post...my Bad! [tongue]
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

You are a bugger, CB.......Posted Image........

Yes.......I saw this edition several months back and was salivating back then. You are NOT helping matters!
The '54 (including subsequent R-I's!) has always been the only Custom I've ever really lusted after and, as you say, this gets pretty close for a seriously good price.

Damn!

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Play Long and Prosper!

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Pip.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:19 PM

View Postpippy, on 13 May 2017 - 11:58 AM, said:

You are a bugger, CB.......Posted Image........

Yes.......I saw this edition several months back and was salivating back then. You are NOT helping matters!
The '54 (including subsequent R-I's!) has always been the only Custom I've ever really lusted after and, as you say, this gets pretty close for a seriously good price.

Damn!

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Play Long and Prosper!

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Pip.


LOL... [blush] Sorry about that, Pippy! I too, lusted (still do) for the Gibson version, but THOSE PRICES!!! [scared] [woot]

For MUCH, MUCH less, this comes "Close Enough," for me, at this point! IF I ever win a huge lottery, I would also
get the Gibson version! But, until that happens (LOL [flapper] [biggrin]), this will DO, quite nicely! And, at that price point, I won't
be timid, or apprehensive, about playing "out" with it, as well. So, all in all, a good purchase, IMHO. [biggrin]

Cheers,

CB
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:19 PM

Same price , [smile]

My lovely Gibson Les Paul Tribute

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:29 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 13 May 2017 - 12:19 PM, said:

Same price , [smile]

My lovely Gibson Les Paul Tribute

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Nice! [thumbup] [biggrin]


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 13 May 2017 - 12:19 PM, said:

My lovely Gibson Les Paul Tribute...

One could almost say "Snowy White Tribute"...

V. Nice as well, Rev 6.

Pip.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

View Postcharlie brown, on 13 May 2017 - 11:14 AM, said:

Always wanted the Gibson version, but it's priced hopelessly out of my means, and justification.

So, I settled for the Epiphone version, shown below, from Sweetwater! So far, it's seems like
a real "Keeper!" Nice FAT '50's neck, fat but NOT uncomfortable, USA Gibson P-90's, a real
Ebony fingerboard, etc., at a very reasonable price, all things considered. [thumbup]


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Cheers,

CB


That is REALLY NICE! Looks way better than any other photos I've seen of that model. Very tempting...
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

View PostBlack Dog, on 13 May 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

That is REALLY NICE! Looks way better than any other photos I've seen of that model. Very tempting...



Well, Thanks, Black Dog! [biggrin] I think Sweetwater has a few (4) left? At least, as of yesterday.
But, apparently, they have trouble keeping them in stock. My regular, and still favorite dealer, told
me they wouldn't be able to get one, in any decent time frame...something like 2-3 months, from date of
order. So, when I saw Sweetwater had some, I grabbed one...figurative speaking. [biggrin]

As of right now:
http://www.sweetwate...detail/EN55EBGH

Cheers,

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

Congrats [love] [love]

As ye may remember I'm a Custom with P90s man myself...... B)

Enjoy...loudly!
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:06 PM

Nice choice. I have an SG with P-90s and love it. I really want to own a LP with P-90s someday.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

View Postjdgm, on 13 May 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

Congrats [love] [love]

As ye may remember I'm a Custom with P90s man myself...... B)

Enjoy...loudly!



I do, indeed! And, what a beauty you got, too! [thumbup]

Someday! [biggrin]


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

View Posttx-ogre, on 13 May 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

Nice choice. I have an SG with P-90s and love it. I really want to own a LP with P-90s someday.


There are some excellent choices, out there! [biggrin]

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:27 PM

Odd that Epiphone uses ebony and Gibson can't seeing as how Gibson owns Epiphone.
How does the neck feel and are you going to buff it out a bit?
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:37 PM

View PostSteveFord, on 13 May 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Odd that Epiphone uses ebony and Gibson can't seeing as how Gibson owns Epiphone.
How does the neck feel and are you going to buff it out a bit?


I suppose it's the regulations, in the USA, that are partially/largely responsible, for that.
And, maybe the trouble Gibson had, with those pesky regulators? [tongue] China, and other
Asian manufacturers, seem to use Ebony, quite regularly.

The neck is a "Fat" '50's profile, as expected. Not uncomfortably so, just "different"
for me, as I'm used to '60's profile necks, mostly. My Gibson Lucille has a pretty
hefty neck profile, so this one feels closer to that! The more I play this guitar, the
better it feels! So, I'm sure it won't be a problem. As to buffing it out? I'm not
sure, yet, what I'll do, if anything? IF I do decide to do that, I'll wait until I get
the SD "Staple" P-90, for the neck position, and do everything at once. [tongue] :)

CB
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:57 PM

Man that is a nice guitar. You got me thinkin'... Posted Image
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:53 AM

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Very cool!
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:35 AM

View Postcharlie brown, on 13 May 2017 - 08:37 PM, said:

China, and other
Asian manufacturers, seem to use Ebony, quite regularly.


Man, I love me an ebony fingerboard. Obviously, we still see them on certain electrics, but I sure don't see many on acoustics. I'm not sure what the deal is there....

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