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Everything posted by jonny_2_owls

  1. Ah that's good news. Thanks for the info guys. I'll have a look see if mine is stamped.
  2. Hi guys, I have an old ('67 I believe) es-330. It's a great guitar, I love it. It seems to be missing its sticker inside, and after looking at a few pics online I've seen others with no stickers. Was this a common thing in the late '60s or has mine just come off or been removed? Cheers, Jonny
  3. Posted before but took a couple more pics today! I absolutely love this guitar!
  4. My 73/74 335. Absolutely love this guitar. Not 100% original, replaced bridge as original corroded very badly, replaced tuners, a couple of very old filled holes by the vol/tone controls possibly for coil tap switches and the bigsby, probably not factory fitted but it's been on an awful long time! Stunning guitar, my only electric now.
  5. Hi there guys, Does anyone have experience of using a Bigsby B3 on a Casino? I've had a couple with B7's fitted which I liked very much but I'd like the option of returning to a trapeze without leaving screw holes in the top. Here's my Casino An old pic, the guy I bought it from took it but you get the idea.
  6. My new (to me) epi casino. Made in Japan in '85 I think. Awesome guitar!
  7. Neil Young Nick McCabe John Martyn johnny Marr No particular order
  8. Wow.. Almost my dream guitar... I say almost as why have they not given it a frequensator as these guitars had in 1966? It baffles me ax to why they go to the trouble of creating the "1966 reissue" but miss off such a big feature? Now please don't get me wrong I think this is gonna be such a cool guitar but I can't help feeling a tiny bit disappointed... That said I'll try a get one and put a bigsby bad custom plate on it
  9. It's a nice guitar but not original at the end of the day. I've looked at some of the seller previous auctions and they're asking £1200 for a Korean casino with upgraded pickups and parts etc...as you said "shooting for the moon"!
  10. There was a picture on the Epi blog a few months back that showed someone working on a computer image of a Union Jack guitar so maybe it is happening? And next year is the 20th anniversary of Definitely Maybe.... It's not really my cup of tea in the Union Jack finish but its nice to see Epi bringing more models out etc.
  11. Hello all, Thought I'd share what I've just spotted...on the Epi website there is a video for the new pro-bucker pickup. There on the wall behind the demo guy is what looks like the small bodied (339 sized) casino, a Zak Wylde style Flying V and Union Jack Sheraton, with frequensator and mini humbuckers. Looks interesting for any Noel/oasis fans out there.
  12. Hi Nick, Noel's Riviera was an early 80's Japanese matsumoku made Epi Riviera. They're great guitars, I have one in antique sunburst like Bonehead played, and used to have a wine red one like Noel's. They're going up in value of late, especially over here in the uk. The nearest current epiphone model is probably the Sheraton ii. And welcome to the forum...lots of info to be found here!
  13. Thanks for putting the pics up Lofgren...you beat me to it. Yeah the front over one is definitely a Riviera of some description hope it's a new anniversary model and not just some stock library pic. The one a few pages in may be one of the stop tail John Lee Hooker USA sheratons from a few years ago??
  14. No it isn't the Sheraton...white pick guard, doesn't look like gold hardware and different inlays. I'll try and put a pic on. There's an arty pic inside of a mini humbuckered semi with gold hardware and a stop tailpiece..no idea what that one is either...
  15. Royal tan or Iced tea burst Riviera with mini humbuckers and frequensator. 6 & 12 string versions. That's all I ask... On a similar note, I picked up the 2013 epi catalogue yesterday in a guitar shop (uk) and on the cover photos was a sunburst guitar with mini humbuckers and frequensator that could only be a Riviera...wonder if this'll be the next 50th anniversary re-issue? A '63 riviera, short headstock etc...hope so. Or maybe they just thought it made a nice pic??
  16. I went to see the Epiphone es-355 today. They had 2 come in but had sold 1 over the weekend. I wanted to really like it but sadly I didn't feel it t all. It looked stunning in the flesh, the colour is beautiful. The bigsby felt a bit stiff but seemed to stay in tune ok. I felt very disappointed really. I think I was comparing it to my old matsumoku riviera which has had 25+ years playing on it! I also had a go on a '62 reissue Sorrento, which was very nice too. Amazing finish and build quality on both guitars. But today the Sorrento spoke to me more, on sale at £476 with case etc too!
  17. So do I!!! How do you like the bigsby? I love bigsbys on my semi hollows but have never had the epi bigsby.
  18. Looks great... ...a local shop has just got a couple in. Going to take a look on Tuesday!
  19. Beautiful guitar Art...simply stunning! Nice playing too. That is pretty much my dream guitar! You're lucky to have such a beauty!
  20. My first nice guitar was an Epi les paul. Never really bonded with it... ...I traded it for an epiphone matsumoku casino. As soon as I picked up the casino it felt right. I no longer own that guitar but but I love Epis! My current guitar is an '86 matsumoku Riviera....love it.
  21. I was wondering when these will be available....as I said before its simply stunning!
  22. Stunning! Happy NGD! Is it high gloss finish?
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