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Epiphone DEL REY

#21 User is offline   USAPatriot 

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

Your guitar was made at the
Fine Guitars Plant, Korea
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Production Number: 0902


I picked up a '97 Del Ray this evening. I would have passed on it since I'd rather have a Gibson than an Epi but this one has Seymour Duncans in it and an excellent top to boot. I paid a bit more than I wanted but the pickups are worth half what I paid, so all in all I think I did very well. I've only given it a few minutes with the amp so far but it's a nice player. The bridge pick-em-up has some get up and go. I need to take this apart, do some cleaning on the hardware and see what pickups the owner chose to put in there. It was on consignment so I didn't have a chance to ask, just play. There's probably less buckle rash on it than my 2010 LP and one ding on the otherside of the binding, but nothing major. For a 15 year old guitar, it's been well cared for though the bridge may take some work to get sparkly again. I'm a happy camper! -Rod-

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

I am getting one of these babies this week. One thing I noticed, is this has the knobs together and the toggle to the back. The one I am picking up has the toggle between volume and tone. As well, instead of the OBL's it appears to have nickel covered pickups. Anyone seen one like that stock?
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

View Postbigneil, on 23 March 2011 - 01:28 AM, said:

those del reys are gorgeous looking guitars, i have fancied one for ages.
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A question: Is the Del Rey a kind of Epiphone version of the Gibson Les Paul DC?

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Btw.: That Gold Top DC is available at a local dealer here, app. 1700 if I remember right.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

Has anyone seen one with pick-ups like this? Are these after-market or were they ever stock?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

As far as I am aware. No del Rey models had that style of pick up, I would bet those are after market. The original pick ups were called OBL and looked a bit like EMG's.
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