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Epiphone Peter Frampton Texan

#1 User is offline   motorcitychick 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

Any information on the forth coming Peter Frampton Epiphone Texan guitar?
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 02:17 PM

I'm pretty certain it is more or less an "Inspired by 64 Texan" with Schaller type tuners and signature on the back of the headstock.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:33 AM

A little late to this thread (sorry) - I'm also curious about any members' experience with the Frampton Texan reissue. Specs on Epiphone's page say this is not a tricked-out IB64. The Frampton model is all solid back & sides & with original-spec nut-width (skinny like Paul's & Pete's), plus bone saddle, Schaller tuners & Baggs pickup. Has anyone here ordered one? Did you like it? Or return it? Impressions?
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 01:59 PM

View Postbadplayer, on 03 February 2019 - 11:33 AM, said:

I'm also curious about any members' experience with the Frampton Texan reissue. Specs on Epiphone's page say this is not a tricked-out IB64.

From the photos, it would appear to me that this model is built in Epiphone's Indonesian factory. This would, imho, make it more like a "tricked-out" IB-Texan, rather than putting it in the same quality category as a Terada-Japan built Elitist Texan. There is also an all solid-wood Masterbilt J-45 model produced in Indonesia, and the Frampton model most likely is quite similar in it's construction details.

Terada has built two versions of the Elitist Texan (early 2000s, and a more recent model for the Japanese market). In approx 2005-2008, they also built a version of the Paul McCartney 1964 Texan (for Paul's Adopt-A-Minefield fundraiser). I happen to have one of the McCartney instruments from 2005, and it is a highly accurate reproduction of a mid-'60s Texan.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

Does anyone here have one? Or bought & returned one?
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:13 AM

View Postbadplayer, on 03 February 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

Does anyone here have one? Or bought & returned one?



I have one - the "premium" version that comes with the nice case and has the dual source (under saddle + mic) pickup system. And, of course, the hand-signed COA and a copy of the Acoustic Classics album. It's a nice guitar, given that it is an Epiphone and made in Indonesia. Body is very close to my 2005 Epiphone EJ160-E. As I recall the EJ160-E has a little longer neck. Not unlike the EJ 160, this is a fairly heavy guitar, but I suspect the LR Baggs pickup system with battery accounts for some of that. I was able to try out the Frampton Texan at a local guitar store rather than buying sight unseen online. The guitar store had a Fishman Loudbox Artist amp - same one I use - so I was able to plug the Texan into that to see how it sounded, and I liked the sound. I haven't played with the "Mix" control, which I think allows you to blend the undersaddle and mic sounds. Nice finish on the Texan - that lighter sunburst. So I am happy with it.

Listen, everybody's taste in guitars is different. At $1,200, it's not cheap. But I am guessing it's priced to account for the guitar itself in its quality bracket, the nicer Epiphone-branded case (which is really nice), the LR Baggs pickup system (which is supposedly the one Frampton uses in some of his acoustics). Add the that the hand-signed COA and Frampton's royalty for using his name. But if you bought a basic current IB Texan and installed this pickup system and then bought a nice case, you know, you are starting to get near the selling price. They do sell the non-premium version, but it's a different LR Baggs pickup system, and you get no case included or the hand-signed COA (if that matters). The purchase was intended as kind of just for fun purchase (I surely didn't need another acoustic). But I was enthralled with Peter's Acoustic Classics album and treatment of his signature songs, and decided to own the premium version of this guitar. I have a few other "signature" guitars of artists I have admired and personally I get a kick out of owning these. Others might think it's a waste of money. On the other hand, owning more than one guitar could be viewed as a waste of money. Whatever.

I plan to do some acoustic gigs with it in the near future and see how it does.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:17 AM

I was just at the Namm show and played this guitar at the Gibson booth. The guitar was okay, but it did not have a rosewood fret board, which was somewhat of a turn off for me. I decided not to purchase one.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:00 AM

Thank you for replies, so helpful to hear about some hands-on experience with this model.
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