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Lee Malia RD Artisan

#41 User is offline   cody78 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:13 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 09 June 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

Interesting that the Lee Malia signature guitars seem to be only available from Epiphone..


Yes, I wonder why that is? I don't know much about Lee Malia, but in pictures I've seen I like that he plays his signature Epiphone's live. I sometimes find it strange when musicians have signature models but don't play them. I have a Gibson Kirk Douglas SG Custom in my collection from 2013, but I don't recall seeing him play it much (if at all) since having the honour of a signature model. I'm not a fan of The Roots, but I always wanted a late 60's Custom so when I saw his model was coming out back then I had to get it, despite the fact I'd never heard of him. I'd still like an original walnut Custom from the late 60's though.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:46 PM

View Postcody78, on 10 June 2018 - 12:13 PM, said:

Yes, I wonder why that is? I don't know much about Lee Malia, but in pictures I've seen I like that he plays his signature Epiphone's live. I sometimes find it strange when musicians have signature models but don't play them. I have a Gibson Kirk Douglas SG Custom in my collection from 2013, but I don't recall seeing him play it much (if at all) since having the honour of a signature model. I'm not a fan of The Roots, but I always wanted a late 60's Custom so when I saw his model was coming out back then I had to get it, despite the fact I'd never heard of him. I'd still like an original walnut Custom from the late 60's though.

I'm not really a fan, his guitars led me to watch a few clips on youtube. He, supposedly, directed Epiphone's build of his signature guitars that came out pretty tasteful. I am more of a progressive metal fan influenced by the Satriani, Vai and Beck generation, but have great respect for anyone that brings something new.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:24 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 09 June 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

Interesting that the Lee Malia signature guitars seem to be only available from Epiphone..
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Love this one....very tempting! [love]

Also - the Epi Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom Pro Koa looks nice.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:32 AM

Epi Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom Pro Koa ....

[biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]


Fingerboard Material : Torrefied Composite ...

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:25 PM

Gibson introduced Torrefied Composite fingerboards in 2011, its only logical that Epiphone would eventually follow suite as legal rosewood sources get harder to find.

Updated Info.......

If the Epiphone Spec page states rosewood it probably is. The China factories have more resources for rosewood.

On some of the recent Epiphone Spec pages the Fingerboard Material has been left blank.

A few of Epiphone's newest models are stating Fingerboard Material is Torrefied Composite.

This material use seems has been in development by Gibson for a while.

See the Epiphone Products pages and check the Spec's..

Check the Gibson Products pages for Fingerboard material..

2011 article..... "Gibson Auditions Torrefied Maple for Fretboards"

2015 Gibson article ..... "Building a Better Fingerboard" ...Richlite...

2016 Gibson article...."Know Your Fingerboards"....


have not seen anyone complaining about the playability of these materials for fingerboards

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 11 June 2018 - 04:32 AM, said:

Epi Ltd Ed Les Paul Custom Pro Koa ....

[biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]


Fingerboard Material : Torrefied Composite...


Interesting.
Both Anderton's and Thomann UK clearly state on their sites that the fingerboard is rosewood.

http://www.thomann.d...tom_pro_koa.htm

"Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)"

The Epiphone site doesn't say at all as far as I can see.

So your point is presumably that it is inferior for this reason?
Ever played one?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:49 PM

Here :

http://www.epiphone....san-Outfit.aspx
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:10 AM

Not a Koa LP though is it?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

View Postjdgm, on 12 June 2018 - 04:10 AM, said:

Not a Koa LP though is it?

](*,)


The Lee Malia Signature Guitars are made of Mahogany with Maple top and Walnut finish. :)
Similar tone on the finish, but a lot of other differences.. Hmmmm the binding may have thrown rev off.
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They're both kinda pretty..


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:15 AM

Epi Les Paul Limited Edition Custom Pro Koa .... Incredible ! ...


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Fingerboard Material : Torrefied Composite ... check on the Epi website :

http://www.epiphone....san-Outfit.aspx

Here is an artisan luthier Gibson Custom, real inlays, hand job and real wood ! B)


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:30 AM

I don't think you've understood this.

"Hand job", indeed.

You keep linking to a Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan.

It's NOT a LP Koa. Here -

http://www.epiphone....om-PRO-KOA.aspx

I just said it looks nice. Whatever material the fretboard is.

And I ask you again, have you ever tried one?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:10 AM

$6,000 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Fingerboard Material: Richlite

Richlite: A bunch of pieces of recycled paper soaked in resin and pressed under high heat


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Who the hell cares? If it feels good, just give it a hand job Revolution Six.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

View PostSupersonic, on 13 June 2018 - 09:10 AM, said:

$6,000 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Fingerboard Material: Richlite

Richlite: A bunch of pieces of recycled paper soaked in resin and pressed under high heat


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Who the hell cares? If it feels good, just give it a hand job Revolution Six.

Must be the extra wide binding that brought up his "handy" comment.....
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

View Posttweed2, on 13 June 2018 - 09:16 AM, said:

Must be the extra wide binding that brought up his "handy" comment.....


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:08 AM

View PostMegafrog, on 24 May 2018 - 05:02 AM, said:

As promised:

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Just to reiterate this post was originally about comparing Megafrog's beautiful RD's. The Lee Malia RD sparked some interest in his other Signature models.

Both of these guitars use something other than rosewood. As long as there is a difficulty getting rosewood the search for better fingerboard material will go on..

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:19 PM

The sight of real binding confuses Rev 6.
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I have guitars, amps, pedals, cables, various other things and a strong affinity for short signature lines. . .
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