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Epiphone finish, what' s wrrong ?

#21 User is offline   Matt4356 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:20 AM

View Postjdgm, on 12 April 2018 - 03:21 PM, said:

How's the new SG? I ask you again. Why no answer?

http://forum.gibson....bson-sg-custom/

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Haha! I'm genuinely disappointed he doesn't own that SG, it would look amazing with some 'binding'
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:26 AM

View PostRevolution Six, on 12 April 2018 - 10:22 PM, said:

That' s strange with bevel, is the body real wood ?

My G400 Korina wasn' t like that .


The body is real wood. Veneer is also real wood, although just a thin layer. Its all wood. Those guitars are amazing compared to old beginner guitars. A guitarist I know told me how awful the cheaper guitars in the 70's was. He wish he grew up with beginner segment guitars like mine. I paid $230 for my Epiphone G400 Pro brand new, and $35 for my Epiphone LP special II second hand. Its a lot of guitar for that price, and this is what its all about. The G400 Pro was badly set up so I used another $70 to get it adjusted and got better strings at an luthier.

These are not Gibsons. But even Gibson LP Studio is even a step further in quality, but the price is very good compared to how much guitar you are buying.

For me sound is ranked a lot higher than looks. Veneer... to me it doesn't matter as long as you get a very playable guitar.

A professional guitar player told me once that he doesn't use Gibson because of they're design choices. Guitars in the $6000+ range. I said I don't need guitars that expensive to express my music, and he agreed. Its all about personal preferences. What your Korina might have been like, is totally irrelevant to others unless they have the same preferences.

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#23 User is offline   Revolution Six 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:12 AM

With a good set of pickups, a Switchcraft switch, CTS or Bourns potentiometers the Epi G400 become more playable.

I understand veneer on a Les Paul for the top but the look on a G400 is very strange IMHO, not necessary if the wood is good quality


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#24 User is offline   JAF 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

View PostRevolution Six, on 13 April 2018 - 04:12 AM, said:

With a good set of pickups, a Switchcraft switch, CTS or Bourns potentiometers the Epi G400 become more playable.

I understand veneer on a Les Paul for the top but the look on a G400 is very strange IMHO, not necessary if the wood is good quality


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The wood is good enough quality, just that its in 4 pieces. Would look like a parquet floor. Or bricks made of wood. I would prefer that red glossy veneer over that brown dull guitar you posted. But would you care? Probably not. If you buy a custom guitar, you can probably get it it plain wood with pink neon flamingos on it, if you desired. This is however in the totally wrong end of that scale to complain. These are functional and look great for what you pay. If you want better, there is always Gibsons for you.

This is my Epiphone G400 Pro 2015 Model. It looks great, for the fact i just bought it for €210.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:43 PM

If it's any consolation I had a G-400 faded with a 2 piece body and
pickups that were....Good!
It's nothing at all like the true Gibson SG really
and my 2014 Std. is just impeccable. No doubt
best deal ever at $999.
I took off the G-Force tuners after about 3 months
and put Kluson Supremes on it.
There's nothing like the feel or the candy smell of this guitar
and even though I love my current Epi Les Pauls and think the build quality is Tops
Epiphone needs to work on the SG.
The pitch bend in the neck varies, but is still a deal breaker for me

The veneer isn't really necessary, and for a short moment in 2013 factory 23 had some out with no veneer
and a good bevel cut along the body and horns looking like a '62 SG. very short lived

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:47 AM

View Post212West, on 13 April 2018 - 04:43 PM, said:

If it's any consolation I had a G-400 faded with a 2 piece body and
pickups that were....Good!
It's nothing at all like the true Gibson SG really
and my 2014 Std. is just impeccable. No doubt
best deal ever at $999.
I took off the G-Force tuners after about 3 months
and put Kluson Supremes on it.
There's nothing like the feel or the candy smell of this guitar
and even though I love my current Epi Les Pauls and think the build quality is Tops
Epiphone needs to work on the SG.
The pitch bend in the neck varies, but is still a deal breaker for me

The veneer isn't really necessary, and for a short moment in 2013 factory 23 had some out with no veneer
and a good bevel cut along the body and horns looking like a '62 SG. very short lived


Indeed but I guess those guitars must have wood pieces matching in hue and saturation. Else you will get that parquet/brick effect. And that would not be so nice. Using veneer, you dont have to sort the wood for color, hue and timbre properties. You eliminate the problem. You only need wood that has some timbre properties.

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Guitars: 2015 Epiphone G-400 Pro, 2007 Epiphone Les Paul Special II Ebony, 2008 Ibanez Xiphos XPT700FX, 2009 Ibanez Exotic Wood C30ASERGL
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:45 AM

View PostJAF, on 13 April 2018 - 07:39 AM, said:


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There is a coat of photoveneer on the top and on the back of the body.

What woods are used for the body ?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:38 PM

Well if Rev6 made a New Year's resolution to quit being a prick, he sure didn't make it very far.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:21 AM

if ppl would just ignore his posts, he'd go away eventually..
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:42 AM

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Do you play any of them, or do you just take pictures of them or repost random pics you find online?
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:19 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 10 January 2019 - 10:45 AM, said:

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The real SG
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:08 AM

View PostRevolution Six, on 12 January 2019 - 01:19 PM, said:

The real SG


You didn't answer my question.
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