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New Epiphone SL Models Lespaul/Melodymaker shape

#41 User is offline   Lord Summerisle 

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

Designed, manufactured, shipped across the world, and sold at a price point ($99) that still leaves room for the profit margins that are acceptable to the manufacturer and retailers?

Hmmmm...
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:30 AM

It's finally here! Haven't played her yet as I'm letting the guitar adjust to the indoor temperature after being in a cold truck before I tune her up. I inspected it looking for any imperfections - there aren't any. Will review afterwhile when I've had time to play her for a god long while. "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day" :)

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#43 User is offline   RevDavidLee 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

Here's some more pictures :) By the way - the guitar plays superbly & sounds wonderful :)

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#44 User is offline   Johnny 6 String 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

Wow!!! Colour me impressed!!

Not that I judge a guitar on price, a good guitar is where you find it (I've got a Signature by Gibson from a few year ago to LP Customs). What looks totally impressive to me on this is the fret work (at least from your pics) as that has been in my experience the down fall of most cheap guitars.

Let us know if you're just as happy after playing the crap out of it for a while.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:12 PM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 21 November 2017 - 02:33 PM, said:

Here's some more pictures :) By the way - the guitar plays superbly & sounds wonderful :)

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Bro, it looks totally *****en! Nice score!
What da ya mean dude, You mean like dude ranch?........In other words, If music be the language of love, then play on!
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:52 PM

View PostJAC, on 21 November 2017 - 05:12 PM, said:

Bro, it looks totally *****en! Nice score!

I've read at various sources that the pickups aren't single coils but stacked humbuckers. Which is it?
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:00 PM

View Postjohntrem, on 21 November 2017 - 07:52 PM, said:

I've read at various sources that the pickups aren't single coils but stacked humbuckers. Which is it?


From the Epiphone website:


Neck Pickup Epiphone 650SCR™ Ceramic Single-Coil
Bridge Pickup Epiphone 700SCT™ Ceramic Single-Coil

I played the guitar most of the evening & have no complaints whatsoever. She held tune beautifully & sounded great. I ran it thru a Roland JC-22 and a Fender Blues Junior with no pedals whatsoever. Just guitar to amp & it was wonderful all the way around. I had a blast! [thumbup]
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#48 User is offline   crust 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:56 AM

I will have one with the cherry finish by next week some tme . That yellow thing looks ....yellow . I am ...well , happy , I guess to hear that the thing "plays great" , Yes , I am quite happy indeed to hear that :) I guess time will tell. Heck , for $99.00 I might obtain a few of the things and set them up for slide in various tunings ...May be better than a "auto tuner" thing , maybe . I think that , myself :)


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

I got my Turquoise one today . I will put pictures up of both of them this week . The first one is cherry burst. I like the flat finish on the cherry burst feels like a piece of wood in my hands. If you have 99 dollars you dont know what to do with i would buy one . The cherry burst i tuned it up and play it for about 3 hours and i tuned it one time and she is staying in tune great
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

View PostThomse, on 27 November 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

I got my Turquoise one today . I will put pictures up of both of them this week . The first one is cherry burst. I like the flat finish on the cherry burst feels like a piece of wood in my hands. If you have 99 dollars you dont know what to do with i would buy one . The cherry burst i tuned it up and play it for about 3 hours and i tuned it one time and she is staying in tune great


Again , your post has made me more confident these ...well , to put it bluntly . these cheap Epiphone guitars , are completely most awesome . I have read several reviews , some great , others .well , others said the neck pocket may need to be shimmed ...that is easy enough , even I have done that a few times with some cut up expired credit cards .lol , it worked , quite great , actually . But I really expect the things to be , perfect , actually . I guess time will tell :) next week . I did order the brown one also , but it will be a few months for that to be delivered . Hey , maybe Epiphone is making the one I ordered , right now. :)
I'm quite interested in viewing any photos you might post :) that would be most excellent of you :) :) 1 more question , did you tighten up all the nuts , bolts and screws ? well again
right on :)


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

Hey Crust i think they are a great guitar . I am going to due a string change to them but i do that to any new guitar i buy. I love the epiphones and i love there sound . 100 dollar guitars sounds great . Just a new sound to me .They both came nice nothing i have had to do . No parts falling off and i like the cherry burst as you can see how it stained it gave it another foot print on the guitar . They tune well and they stay in tune i bought 2 of them and they came to me in great condition . O and i put my snow fall in the middle i just got it today . I wouldn't be with out the $100 epi. in my array of guitars . I know you have many guitars and i think you need one of these . Attached File  IMG_8319 (2).jpg (194.03K)
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:09 PM

I thought about getting one and replacing the p/u's with lipsticks. Still a temping idea.
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