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What Comes With A NEW Epiphone Guitar.

#41 User is offline   dwe82 

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for this post. I've purchased all of my Epiphones from the same guitar shop, since 1995. Only one of my guitars ever had any paperwork whatsoever and that was my first one back in 1995. I bought another in 2005, and another in 2008 and neither of them came with anything. I asked the owner of the store about it and he claimed that guitars don't come with paperwork anymore because of the internet (you can download everything now). Sounds like he lied to me :-( Would have loved the Epiphone bumper sticker...sounds like I missed out on some cool stuff.
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#42 User is offline   DMC59 

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

Hopefully I'm not too off-topic here but my 15 year old daughter has been playing for 15 months on a 3/4 size Ibanez and wants to upgrade to an Epi LP or G400. We do frequent Guitar Center and I have had generally good experiences with them but I would like to see her get everything Epiphone intended -- this may be a bigger deal to a kid than an adult. Anyway, any opinions about Sweetwater.com for new guitars? They claim to do a thorough check of the guitars they send out to customers.
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#43 User is offline   GladToBeBack 

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:39 PM

I think the GC I bought mine at confiscated everything. I only got the guitar, no cord, no sticker, no poster, or warranty info...dammit!
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#44 User is offline   Ryan0594 

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:44 PM

Dawsons didn't give me the chord or sticker. But when I tested the guitar in store it was with a chord so similar I can only assume it came with the guitar. [biggrin]
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#45 User is offline   Legs 

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:41 AM

Epi1]There have been a lot of questions recently from our customers asking “what comes with a


1. User’s Manual – This covers all the basic information about the care and use of our guitars.
2. Warranty Information – This is included in with the User’s Manual. You can fill out the form and send it in to us by mail. But… it’s faster and easier to do it on-line HERE.
3. 10’ Economy Cord – This comes with all electric and acoustic/electric instruments.
4. Epiphone Bumper Sticker
5. Epiphone 2-Sided Poster
6. eSonic/eSonic-2 User’s Manual – This goes into details regarding the features, benefits and use of our preamp system that is used in most of our acoustic/electric guitars. This comes with only acoustic/electric guitars.
7. Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench – [b]Remember
… if you don’t know how to adjust your truss rod, don’t attempt it. You could do permanent damage to your instrument. If you think an adjustment is needed, take it to an authorized service center.

Additionally, some of our guitars are priced including hard case or gigbag. Here’s a quick list of our current price list models that include cases.

• Inspired by John Lennon Casino (‘1965” and “Revolution”): Hard Case
• SG-Express : Gigbag
• Emily the Strange G-310: Gigbag (and strap)
• Zakk Wylde ZV Custom: Hard Case
• LP-Express: Gigbag
• Les Paul “Tribute”: Hard Case
• All “Packs”: Gigbag
*Note: All hard cases include a locking latch with key.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at:
• U.S.A.: 1-800-444-2766 or service@gibson.com
• Europe: 00+800-444-2766-1 or service.europe@gibson.com
• Japan: service.japan@gibson.com
• China: service.china@gibson.com

Thanks for your business!!
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I have been pretty happy with my new Studio Dot. But the cord is not a cord... it's an insult!
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#46 User is offline   RobinTheHood 

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:24 AM

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I have been pretty happy with my new Studio Dot. But the cord is not a cord... it's an insult!
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Do you really think they are going to give you $50 cables with a guitar?...or even $30 cables? They could rightly give you nothing but a guitar and a warranty card and still charge the same price. They are just "practice" cables. And that is exactly what I do with cheap cords...practice with them until they brake...then toss 'em. I save the Planet Waves for rehearsals and gigs.

I think the bigger point here is that some of these stores steal the extras and keep them for the employees. Cheap or not, if you buy a guitar that comes with swag, you are entitled to the swag.

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#47 User is offline   Legs 

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

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Do you really think they are going to give you $50 cables with a guitar?...or even $30 cables? They could rightly give you nothing but a guitar and a warranty card and still charge the same price. They are just "practice" cables. And that is exactly what I do with cheap cords...practice with them until they brake...then toss 'em. I save the Planet Waves for rehearsals and gigs.

I think the bigger point here is that some of these stores steal the extras and keep them for the employees. Cheap or not, if you buy a guitar that comes with swag, you are entitled to the swag.

I'd prefer they kept it. cheap cords cause some bizare disease.

i.e. unclean!

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#48 User is offline   Lord Summerisle 

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

DMC59]I would like to see her get everything Epiphone intended -- this may be a bigger deal to a kid than an adult. Anyway, on any opinions about [i, said:

Sweetwater.com [/i]for new guitars? They claim to do a thorough check of the guitars they send out to customers.


The only on-line guitar stores I'll deal with these days are Sweetwater and American Musical Supply. Both are equally good. I wouldn't read too much into the Sweetwater "check" - take it to mean that at least they have inspected the guitar, and won't send you something obviously damaged or deficient. The Strat I bought from them still needed a set-up from my local guitar store for it to play as well as it could... That's fine by me, they never said a complete set-up was included in their price. And the set-up still cost me less than the sales tax would have been, had I bought the guitar locally instead of on-line.

Agree with you re: the Epi tat. It might be useless to some of us, but I think to a kid the posters, bumper stickers etc are all part of the experience. And if you paid for them, then you should get them. When I bought a Casino from American Musical Supply, all was present and correct - just as it should be. Which made even this big kid smile...
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:39 AM

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They are just "practice" cables.


I use the "dinky" cords for my Korg Tuners. I keep a Korg CA-30 and
a "dinky" cord in the pocket of every git case I have. Just coil up cord,
put in case, that way, no matter which git I grab, I have a tuner and cord
ready to go... Of course, in every case I ALSO have picks, a CHAMIOS, a
small screwdriver, a 6" machinist's ruler, a spare set of strings, a strap...

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2006 Epi LP Classic (Amber Quilt Top), 498T/490R Gibson pups, Gibson Deluxe Tulip Tuners
2010 SX Hawk Strat Copy w/ two P-90s, Mahogany with Maple neck/Fretboard, with Stop-Tail
2010 Ovation CC-24 Flamed Koa Top Acoustic-Electric
2010 Jay Turser JT-200 Pro Les Paul Double Cut-Away (TransAmber), Gibson Deluxe Tulip Tuners
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Vox VT-15 Modelling Amp, 15W
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for the input Lord Summerisle!
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

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I use the "dinky" cords for my Korg Tuners. I keep a Korg CA-30 and
a "dinky" cord in the pocket of every git case I have. Just coil up cord,
put in case, that way, no matter which git I grab, I have a tuner and cord
ready to go... Of course, in every case I ALSO have picks, a CHAMIOS, a
small screwdriver, a 6" machinist's ruler, a spare set of strings, a strap...




Yeah, they'd be great emergency cables too.
Thats alot of stuff in your cases, man. But I'll admit that I keep much of the same stuff in just one case that I gig with. Strings, strap, batteries, screwdriver, string winder, etc. The whole nine yards. I also have a case just for extra stuff to take long.

Speaking more on cables, our guitar player uses some thin little coiled cord from his git to his tuner (It looks like a headphone extension or something) and a Monster cable from the tuner to the amp. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a high-end cord at all, really.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:00 PM

Looks like i got everything i was supposed to get when i
purchased my NEW LUCILLE.

IF i was Epi, i'd post a link HERE at THIS FORUM so the members
could get ADDITIONAL FREE (post paid) "Epiphone" window/bumper
stickers.


A sort of... PERK for the active members....

makes sense to me....

That is the sunday school gospel truth, that is what i'd do.
"At my age, i gotta hurry-up and learn this stuff,
"...I drive a Chevy and an Epiphone..."

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:02 PM

moderator - please DELETE THIS POST.

It was a double of the abover....

No, i don't stutter.
"At my age, i gotta hurry-up and learn this stuff,
"...I drive a Chevy and an Epiphone..."

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:03 PM

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I didnt get my sticker [biggrin]

me neither. i'd trade the poster for the sticker anyday
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 04:09 PM

I have one of the infamous bumper stickers here, if someone wants it PM me your address. First come, first served.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:13 PM

I've received all the aforementioned swag (except the legendary and elusive bumper sticker) on the P93, LP Special, and IBJL Casino I bought new from Musician's Friend.

I bought an amp and drum machine from Sweetwater and it was an A+ customer experience. I'd love to buy guitars from Sweetwater - their customer service is superb - but MF runs those occaisional 15% off deals (including used and returns) that make it impossible to resist.

MF is the Amazon of on-line guitar stores and GC is the Wal-Mart.

(Except Midi's LV store, that one is the exception!)

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:44 PM

All my Epi's came with an equal to or better gift for mrs marker....it's the price I have to pay for domestic tranquility and new axes....


















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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:50 PM

I just got my brand new IBJL Casino today from Sweetwater and it came with all of the goodies. Sure it is a cheap cable, but it is most surely better than nothing. Gotta love the poster and bumper sticker too.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:57 AM

View PostDMC59, on 19 July 2010 - 11:45 AM, said:

Hopefully I'm not too off-topic here but my 15 year old daughter has been playing for 15 months on a 3/4 size Ibanez and wants to upgrade to an Epi LP or G400. We do frequent Guitar Center and I have had generally good experiences with them but I would like to see her get everything Epiphone intended -- this may be a bigger deal to a kid than an adult. Anyway, any opinions about Sweetwater.com for new guitars? They claim to do a thorough check of the guitars they send out to customers.


I know it's kinda late to respond to this, but I bought my Les Paul Ultra from Sweetwater, and got all the goodies in the package. You're right. Those kinds of things do mean a lot to kids.

I got my Pirates SG from Musician's Friend, and got the goods with it, as well. I bought a G-310, and LP Jr. at a local music store, and didn't get the goods, but they did give me their own version of the cheap cable, and they carefully checked the instruments and made adjustments as necessary, at no extra charge.

The same store set up my Pirates SG for free, although I made it clear that I bought it online and fully expected to pay. I had them fix the intonation and pickup height on my Les Paul, after I screwed it up. That cost me all of $10, but I gave the guy a twenty and told him to keep the change.

I guess the point I'm trying to make is that if you're fortunate enough to have a good, independently owned local music store, that gives you excellent service with a smile, you might think twice about complaining when you don't get your sticker and poster. They'll remember you as a friendly customer, and you'll remember them as being very helpful all the way through the purchase, and even offering (and providing) service after the sale.

Later, I went in there, "just browsing", and couldn't leave without shelling out a small fortune for a top of the line Schecter C1 Elite.

Hell, I'm sure I could walk into that store any time and ask for Epiphone stickers or posters, and they'd give 'em to me.

The only reason I bought the Les Paul Ultra online was because no one had one locally. The SG was because I was able to get a somewhat unique G-400 "Custom Shop" guitar for $350, new in the box. I actually ended up getting it for $250, because I noticed the price dropped the next day, and I asked them to honor that price for my purchase of less than 15 hours earlier.

There are pros and cons to everything. I really like the people at my favorite local music store. I also really like being able to get awesome prices and free shipping from the big online retailers.

When I get home, I'm going to my favorite local music store to have a look at some Epiphone Dots and Casinos. I think I'm about ready for some sweet semi-hollow body tone, and I really want to see and handle the guitar that I buy this time.
Epiphone Les Paul Ultra
Epiphone G400 "Pirates SG"
Epiphone "Dot" Vintage Sunburst
Epiphone SG Express
Epiphone LP Junior
Schecter C1 Elite Diamond Series
Ibanez AEL20E
Traveler Speedster
Squier Mini-Strat

Epiphone Valve Jr.
Vox AC4TVH
Fender Vibro Champ XD
Fender G-DEC 30
Orange Crush 15
Line 6 Spider III

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:49 PM

View Postcjlandry, on 28 August 2010 - 08:57 AM, said:

Hell, I'm sure I could walk into that store any time and ask for Epiphone stickers or posters, and they'd give 'em to me.



Well, yeah. Where do you think those stickers and posters came from? From your G-310 and LP Jr, thats where.[laugh] I'm just funning you, but its true.

Seriously though, has anyone equated the fact that as trivial as it may be, when the guitar stores take the Epiphone goodies they are actually stealing from you.

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