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    To mods.. I know this is Epiphone but I think its quite relevant to the Gibson lounge as one of the things us Gibson lovers always moan about when it comes to Eip is the headstock shape... Well check these https://reverb.com/uk/news/epiphone-launches-inspired-by-gibson-collections-us-made-texan-namm-2020?locale=en-GB Fans of Epiphone and Gibson that have long wished for some headstock parity between the brands have reason to rejoice: Epiphone's new Inspired By Gibson Collections will drop the sharp angles of Epiphone's recent headstocks and soften their curves into the "open-book" style, while still being differentiated from Gibson's own design. The plan to move toward the open-book shape for Epiphone was softly announced back in September 2019 by Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian, who shared a photo of an elongated open-book headstock on Instagram and said "it's coming" when asked to put it on more Epiphone models, as reported by Guitar World at the time. The Inspired By Gibson Collections—announced today—will follow Gibson's lineup restructuring from last year. Epiphone's streamlined offerings will go nearly model-for-model with Gibson's, offering less-expensive, foreign-made versions of Gibson designs that look more similar to the US-built Gibsons than ever before. Like Gibson's bifurcated lineup, Epiphone's Original Collection will feature vintage-style instruments, while the Modern Collection will offer slicker, more contemporary guitars. The Original Collection—featuring the likes of Les Paul '50s and '60s Standards, SG Standard with Maestro, Firebird, Flying V, and Explorer—will have CTS pots, vintage pickup voicings and wiring, vintage-style tuners, and era-correct neck profiles. The Modern Collection—featuring the Les Paul Studio, Les Paul Modern, and SG Classic Worn—will have push/pull pots, weight-relief bodies, slim taper necks, and other more contemporary appointments.
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    Actually US-Built Texan While the Inspired By Gibson line-up may be Epiphone's biggest news for NAMM 2020, it's not all. One popular acoustic, the Texan, is returning to Stateside production, for the first time in decades. And it's the first of what the company is calling a Epiphone Made in USA line—setting the stage for more stateside guitars to be announced soon.
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    My 2017 Gibson Les Paul Tribute Goldtop with P90's came with a gig bag. I've been semi-looking for a hard shell case for it. I found a case on Facebook Marketplace for a decent price and drove over to Lexington, KY to buy it. It's in great condition and is one of those brown cases with the shroud and combination lock. I'm not sure what year it is or what years they were produced. He didn't know the combination so I found a video to figure out what the combination is and reset it to 000. Video URL is: Gibson Combination Lock Anyone know what year this case might be or when they quit making them? I've heard 2002 but just checking if anyone knows for certain. And, here are the pictures of the guitar with the case.
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    Me 3, I think it will be interesting to see what effect the "Inspired by Gibson" Epiphones have on the Chibson market. After recently buying a Starshine Telecaster and much to my dismay it has a Fender logo on it. My Epiphones hardware, in general, is much better. I think the new Epiphone product line will do very well, I wonder what price range they will be in as they look to target the current higher end Epiphones and what finish they will have?
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    Me too.. I wonder if they sell well (which I think they will) if they will ditch the old headstock completely... Its always made sense to me that Gibson use Epiphone more in this way to compete with the cheaper end more.. And its not that I think they are bad or anything.. But that headstock has always put a fair amount of people off (I know a lot of people like it too), this way they are more Gibsony...
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    The gig bag was real nice for keeping the dust off but I was wary about taking it to and from rehearsal and gigs in that gig bag. And, my other Les Pauls were getting tired of sharing their cases with that Goldtop because it meant that they didn't get to go to the gig!
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    I like this! hope to try them out !
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    I wonder if Gibson will now try and sue themselves for not being authentic Epiphone 😛 🙂
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    If the quality is good and the guitar plays and sounds nice, the headstock doesn't mean as much. I do like that style better than what they were using though.
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    Thats a really weird thing to say for someone whose been here since 2007. China has been counterfeiting Epiphone guitars for a long time. It really ramped up with the move to Qingdao, china. Before that, they were few and far between. It became so much of a problem that both Epiphone and gibson have addressed this issue serveral times over the last 10 years. The Les Paul is the most counterfeited Epiphone, with the slash and zakk models being at the top of the list. However, many other models have been counterfeited as well. That being said, the stamped serial on this guitar is quite suspect. There were some models that had stamping like this, mainly the 59/60 standards and the Tribute models. I suppose it's possible that others did too, but they were all F-serials thatch am aware of. I could be mistaken though. This is a typical Qingdao serial format rather than the F type. I really don't know for certain, but you can send pics to Epiphone and they should be able to verify. You can also enter the serial number into google and check to see if this number is a known fake. Many times they will use the same serial on multiple guitars. There are other forums that focus on Epiphone guitars with dedicated threads to identify fakes. MyLesPaul and EpiphonetTalk have such threads. It might be a good idea to pop in over there and see what they say.
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    I have the Epi Inspired By Paul Mc Cartney Texan & although it's Asian built it's very good Guitar. It has it's own Sound nicely balanced low to high Freq. Brighter than my Martin & Gibson Acoustics but in a good way. I'm interested in the USA Texan. The Wilshire looks similar to the Guitar Del Shannon played. Are they going to build USA Casinos with Bigsby's? Would love one of those..
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    If I had half her looks and talent, I'd be doing pretty good! Such a wonderful person.
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    That will be the real test. I'm going to use it at practice tomorrow night then first gig with it on the 24th. I'll let you know.
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    I checked a few and they all checked 12" except the '34 Jumbo checked closer to 14" Thalia includes a full set of different radii for the capo. Works very good.
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    My most versatile used to be my sg special But now it's my 335 for with 57 pafs..... It has a great sound with or without an amp and I can get such a broad range of tones outta it I love it
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    https://imgur.com/ybvv3OB My most versatile is my Hamer Mirage. It can do anything. I've not seen a better Koa top either.
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    Those very rarely come up for sale, as they were only produced for a couple of years. I used to own the Korean version that Gibson put out after discontinuing the Terada (Japan) Elitist version. It remained in the lineup for a number of years (mine was a 2010), and it was quite well made by the Unsung factory. Most importantly, it came with the same USA-made Gibson P-94 pickups. If you happen upon one, it would be worth a look.
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    Yes, it's legit. AldoMcD1 has pretty much nailed all the key info above. When this model first came out, I believe the asking price was $1299, perhaps even a bit less. By 2009, the price was $1495 (the year I bought mine). By 2018, it was still available for $2199. Then it went out of production. Quite a few people on Reverb try to sell the Elite/Elitist Casino for a lot more, but they often go for around $1200-$1300. With yours being stamped used & having gone through MIRC with the stickered serial numbers, If I had to throw out a number, an asking price of $1100 would seem fair, and I'd be happy getting anything north of $1000 for it.
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    My cat has already claimed it.
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    I have Electric Fenders, Gretsch, Epi's, Gibsons & Ric's. Mini HB's, various HB's, various SC's & P90's. I agree of all my Guitars my Casinos are the most versatile.. They seem to do everything well & with just about any Amp..
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    I have thought for a long time that one of the best guitars for playing Strat songs is a Gibson with P90's. The versatile tone ranges of the fat single coil are extreme and the tone control actually provides usable sound. If you are fortunate to have a P90 guitar with one P90 in reverse polarity (for hum cancelling), you can get the Strat position 2 and 4 like sounds. In order to get the Strat out of a P90 Gibson, you just need to lower the gain on your guitar down to Strat level. A contender in Gibsons versatility stable is the ES-335 Dot P-90 with a reverse coil in the bridge position. a 335 that can get some twang and more... I think.. maybe... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hvgUsbbQqc
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    Interesting.. I can't wait to try one.
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    This one: Custombucker coil splitting pickups. Pretty much runs the gamut of humbucker and single coil possibilities. Very versatile.
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    As much as I love my Les Pauls and Flying V's, probably my most versatile guitar is my Ibanez Jiva, the Nita Strauss signature guitar. The three pickups, Humbucker, single, Humbucker with 5 way switch allows me to split the humbuckers and get a nice Strat style quack. The pickups aren't as hot as what you'd think they are and backing off the volume gets a fairly clean/crunch kind of tone. Combine that with 24 frets and a Floyd Rose style whammy, there's not much that guitar can't do. This is my guitar she's playing in this picture. She (Nita Strauss) couldn't get to her guitar so I offered up mine for her to play. My favorite live guitars, however, are my Les Paul Goldtop with P90's and my Les Paul Traditional. I simply know what they're going to give me and what I can get out of them and we play a wide variety of music from classic rock, hard rock, metal, blues, country and whatever else my band wants to do. One of those are usually on the stage with me. I recently got a Schecter CR-6 and it's pretty versatile as well.
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    I have to agree. The word "versatile" has to have limits of some kind. I think a guitar that does the things I need it to do is "versatile" enough for me, because I'll make it do what I want. If you ask me to do the banjo in Theme From Deliverance well, I don't have a guitar for that so no, I'm not very versatile. I guess I don't ask my guitars and amps and pedals to do anything I don't do, so in lots of eyes I'm "limited". I'm not. I get paid for this, not that, that's why I can't/don't do that, I do this. yeesh that took too many words. rct
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    this one seems to cover a lot of sonic territory. that said,, and I may get flogged for this.. but I believe that any guitar can be the Right Tool if it's in the right hands.
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    Hello. It's my '78 Recording. It can mimic so many guitars. Bence.
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    I have to say my ES-339. I can get about any tone I'm looking for out of that thing, plays nice and clean and can get down right dirty when I want it to. Those 57 Classics are awesome!
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    This got me thinking. All things considered, it has to be the Ric 650C (Recently got a 650D too which I posted up here). most importantly: the tonal range is very versatile. These simple mini humbuckers (same ones used in the 4000 series basses) sound very like single coils. I get great woody cleans from the neck, and biting highs from the bridge which cut through nicely. With a little gain, it retains detail and clarity. Its easy to find a jazz voice, or a country voice with it. But I play soul, ska and rock live, and awkward venue acoustics are never struggle using it. next is playability: I get unfettered access to the 24th fret. It's a wide 1.75" neck, (much like a classical guitar) at the nut. That means its easier to fingerpick amongst other things. So I can employ a wider range of technique than some other guitars. The string spacing adjustment at the bridge allows me to keep both E strings away from the edge of the fingerboard. That's important to me. Lastly it's tough: Much tougher than it looks. The maple neck is chunky and robust. In fact, the whole guitar is maple. It entirely lacquered too. so although it doesnt look as nice as the oiled 650D, its protected and resilient from dirt and lighter impacts. This means I can use it with confidence under pretty much most conditions. The pic is from my laptop screen.
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    My Blueshawk pretty much does everything for me from clean to scream. I upgraded to Grover machine heads (Kluson style) with threaded bushings. Reworked the nut. Rebuilt the bridge so the strings could pass through to the tremolo, installed hex screws for the saddle intonation adjustment and moved the bridge 1/8" farther back from stock position. Installed a permanent mounted Duesenberg Tremola Short. The Vari-Tone and 3 way switch provide 18 posible tone ranges not counting the tone pot. Unplugged it doesn't sound bad either.
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    My most versatile guitar is my 2019 American Professional Series Butterscotch Blonde Telecaster. It has great clean tones, it can get twangy, and it can get real crunchy. And I can crack pecans with it. Ash makes a great pounding material.
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    Versatility was forefront on my mind as I bought my only two current guitars. I GAS for nothing as a result. Electric: 2010 Gibson ES-335 Satin Black with a Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo amplifier (no pedals) Acoustic: 2007 Gibson L-4A EC Rosewood unplugged, or through a Fender Acoustasonic SFX amplifier This is better equipment that I will ever deserve as a player. I am blessed.
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    I can't say anything, just full of tears. He was the best drummer in the world. Gone at 67 years young. RIP Neil.
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