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  1. That's Awesome! I did polish the satin finish off. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Hi BillyGibson, Thought you might like to know that your Epiphone AJ-54ME now lives in California. Did you polish the satin finish to create the glossier finish? Regards, Ron

  3. I played a 58 ES335 recently with MHS's. Very Vintage and mellow sounding. Real smooth sounding. I want something with a little more bite though. Of course, capacitors could have something to do with their sound too? I'm going a couple steps down and ordered a Satin 335 with Burstbuckers. I hear they are brighter and hope are more to my liking.
  4. Add me to the list of happy, happy 335 Pro owners. Just received my Vintage Sunburst yesterday and got to play it this morning. WOW. After a quick action adjustment and pickup height adjustment, this thing screams. I like to roll the volume back to 8 and play clean. Then rollout up to 10 to get gritty. It's perfect. This has the looks of a 63 Gibson Reissue, but it has the early 58 long guard. And it's 1/10 the cost. I am so glad I saved my money and got this instead. The workmanship is unreal, it's so perfect. There is not one flaw on it. If you're not into logos or Historics, this is the one to get. It pairs well with my new/used 61 Anniversary Casino I got last year. Epiphones are great. Not just great for the money, but great.
  5. I don't think I posted on this thread. So here's one for the count. I bought my AJ-45 after reading this thread. It helped me make up my mind. Got the better placed pickguard on it too. But has a typo on the label that reads AJ-54. Not a big deal. I wonder if any others will have this? I'm in the camp that likes the satin finish. Had it out for some Christmas carols on Sunday. My guests thought it was a beautiful guitar.
  6. I'm sure it's a typo. I just got a kick out of it. Well, after a week of owning it, I am completely smitten. It sounds so beautiful and full. It's easy to play too. The neck is perfect. The string spacing is just right. Barre chords, open chords, lead riffs, strumming, it's all fantastic. It does it all.
  7. Thanks. The sound is astonishing. Big. Boomy. It rings and sustains forever. Super easy to play too. The action is quite perfect for me. Fairly low, yet high enough I can bend notes easily. The string spacing is real nice too. I haven't plugged it in yet. I really bought it to play unplugged. I wasn't sure how I would like the 12's that came on it. I usually go with 10's. I think the shorter scale helps that out. I'll leave the 10's for my Texan. I chose the regular Epi dread naught case too. It fits perfectly. Epi has a real winner here.
  8. I think I'll keep it any way t It's a 2016, so they did get the pick guard sorted out. Everything is fantastic. Maybe I don't understand D Shaped necks, but it feels more like a rounded C. It's very comfortable. As I was researching these, I came across the Epic Thread below and that helped my decision. But I thought is fine guitar deserved it's own NGD thread. I highly recommend it.
  9. I weighed it this morning too. Came in a 8 lbs. 6 oz. I thought it felt light, as far as LP's go. On average, that's about a pound lighter than I would have expected for a non weight relieved body.
  10. I wouldn't go at it with the idea of "making it as good as a Gibson". Do it, because you want to customize it more to your liking. Because, just good enough won't do.
  11. Thanks. I thought I could upload from my phone. No such luck. Hopefully, this works from my desk. It's been a while since I've uploaded pictures. I don't think the pictures do it justice. The neck on this is amazing. It's huge. I has shoulders on it that are bigger than a few CS Nocasters I've played. The satin feel is so organic, like it's been worn in. I forgot just how much fun a Les Paul could be.
  12. Just bought it yesterday after researching them for a while. It's my first Epi in a long, long time. In fact, it's my first LP in just as long. I had a Gibson Trad +, but sold it a couple years back. I wanted an LP again. And I wanted a Gold Top. And, I wanted one with a big neck. But, didn't want to spend $2K. This thing is a beast. The neck feels bigger than the 50's neck on my former GLP. The satin feel is fantastic too. Very smooth and easy to play. The coil tapping is a lot of fun. The open humbuckers are very clear when clean, and distort nicely at high gain levels. An added benefit is, it feels real light too and is nicely balanced. I've read where they have a long neck tenon. I may take a peak when I change the strings. Overall, I'm stoked. Epiphone has been putting out some nice instruments in the last few years. I hope I can keep my GAS under control. But already have the 335 on my radar.
  13. Even my poor eyes can see that. It's your money. If you're not satisfied with it, then send it back. Some flaws we live with. Some we shouldn't have too. This is one I would not want to live with, especially given the price tag on these.
  14. You scared me when I saw the thread title. I thought you were with only one guitar for the last 10 years.
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