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#1 User is offline   Schotime5 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:18 AM

Who has one, and thoughts on it? Co sideri g getting one.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

View PostSchotime5, on 31 December 2017 - 07:18 AM, said:

Who has one, and thoughts on it? Co sideri g getting one.

I have one. It is a great guitar. It is the nicest Epi I have for sure (It is also the most expensive). Fit and finish is almost flawless. The only issue I have found were two pin head sized errors where they missed putting black on the sides of the f-hole. I have never had a fender scale guitar and wondered if I would have any issues. I do not and it plays really easy. The sound is brighter than my les paul but not in a bad way. I don't mind the Bigsby (no tuning issues) and I think it balances the guitar nicely but I realize people usually either like them or hate them, with no in between. It also has a good amount of sustain, which is surprising for a hollow body (I have a 61 reissue Casino that I have compared it to). I'm really pleased that I took the chance with pre-ordering and would do it again. My recommendation is to run, not walk, to your closes retailer or computer to pick one up.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:46 AM

I ordered one about a week ago, they were back ordered. I'm told it should ship on or around the 5th thank you
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

View PostSchotime5, on 03 January 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

I ordered one about a week ago, they were back ordered. I'm told it should ship on or around the 5th thank you

Congrats. I will be curious on your thoughts. Have you played either the Epi or Gibson Johnny A?
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus Top- Wine Red, Pearly Gates.
Epiphone Dot Deluxe - Vintage Sunburst, P-rails and Bigsby
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE NS
Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino Reissue - Royal Tan.
Epiphone Les Paul Special (set neck) - Tv yellow - Seymour Duncan P-90s
Epiphone Johnny A.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

I have not. It's like a blind date.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:48 AM

View PostSchotime5, on 05 January 2018 - 01:52 PM, said:

I have not. It's like a blind date.

Not quite a blind date. I assume you have seen pics. More like online dating. Now you get to see if the pics are accurate and what her personality is really like.
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Epiphone Dot Deluxe - Vintage Sunburst, P-rails and Bigsby
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Epiphone Les Paul Special (set neck) - Tv yellow - Seymour Duncan P-90s
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

Lol....
Very true
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

Lol....
Very true
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:00 PM

View Postsnowbum007, on 05 January 2018 - 01:30 PM, said:

Congrats. I will be curious on your thoughts. Have you played either the Epi or Gibson Johnny A?

not completely hollow. i've had 2 of the customs. i remember once there was a diagram back in 2003 but i cannot find it. in any case, i inserted my pinky in one of the f holes and was surprised to find that there is a wood block by bridge and pup, and i suppose elsewhere. i knew this but was surprised to find it goes all the way from bottom to top. so at best technically these guitars cannot actually be fully hollowbodied. try this at home you will see what i mean. they do not actually have the acoustic properties of a 330 for ex.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 PM

View Postaspirin, on 20 January 2018 - 02:00 PM, said:

not completely hollow. i've had 2 of the customs. i remember once there was a diagram back in 2003 but i cannot find it. in any case, i inserted my pinky in one of the f holes and was surprised to find that there is a wood block by bridge and pup, and i suppose elsewhere. i knew this but was surprised to find it goes all the way from bottom to top. so at best technically these guitars cannot actually be fully hollowbodied. try this at home you will see what i mean. they do not actually have the acoustic properties of a 330 for ex.

I was curious to see if these had a Midtown build to them
..carved yet left somewhat whole in places with a top added as opposed to a laminate. Has a plate for the control cavity.
Midtown's a vibration machine that shakes me every time and I Really like its tone

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