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Jeffery Smith

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  1. I had a luthier change my tuners on a Dot, and they came out wonky like that. I don't like the effect at all. I think the former owner just changed tuners using existing screw holes.
  2. Sweetwater is getting some ebony colored DCs in.
  3. Just got an email that shows a new Epiphone Les Paul double cut.
  4. I waited for a long time for a LP in root beer finish. Gibson made Studio LP in root beer, but I never saw one from Epiphone. I eventually bought an Agile LP in root beer.
  5. Make the f-holes into diamonds and you can call it the "Trini Lopez Casino".
  6. Don't they also have lacquer instead of urethane?
  7. I wonder what trolls did before there was an Internet. Write crap on the inside of bathroom stalls?
  8. Oh Lord, Epiphone has resorted to using photos instead of finished wood for their caps? Is there any way to determine which Epiphone models are now using photographs instead of maple?
  9. I like it. If it were an Ibanez, it would look like Tequila Sunrise.
  10. It's great to see your iconic avatar again, Sledge! It still scares me a bit.
  11. Reminds me of my 1965 Gibson ES 335. So sorry that I sold that one! My father was beside himself. Very nice guitar, here.
  12. I do! I really hate seller's regret, so I hang on to everything!
  13. As I recall, we both bought ours from that same place the same week.
  14. A real beauty. About 12 years ago, I saw some of these new from Japan on ebay, and I immediately got one. With a Gibson headstock, I thought it might have been a counterfeit, but one of the knowledgeable guys on the forum told me it was 100% legit. Enjoy your new beauty.
  15. Gaa, I forgot that this forum makes you post it from one of the public photo sites like Photobucket.
  16. Sometimes when a serial number comes back as unknown, it was actually misread (a 1 is actually an i or an l, and a zero is actually an O). Can you post a photo of the serial number?
  17. Have you tried this? http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx
  18. I have to admit that I keep going back to the page but without pulling the trigger.
  19. Isn't that the same make and model of the one on sale for $399 last week? Edit: I'm thinking that they raised their clearance price to $999 after you posted the link. Another edit: Now the price for the natural finish is back down to $439, and it doesn't have a 5-month waiting period. Crazy!
  20. In the 1960s, when a music store was selling guitars that came with nothing at all, it was usually black market. One place in San Diego offered me a discount on an Epiphone Texan if I would go down the street to a competing store that sold bootleg Gibson/Epiphone stuff, try out a few guitars, and then jot down the serial numbers so they could notify Gibson. At age 16, I was too nervous to even try, so I bought the non-bootleg Texan for $169.
  21. The scale is 25.5", the tailpiece is a frequensator, the pickups aren't P90, and the switch is in an unconventional place. That model of Casino sure was a departure from what came before it and after it.
  22. I always thought that the Epiphone Al Caiola model had an attractive nerdiness to it, with all of the switches (I also like that about the Fender Jaguar). I wonder how much a vintage Al Caiola model Epiphone is going for these days. I've never seen one in the flesh.
  23. I recently purchased a Neat Microphones King Bee, a very crazy-looking mic. It is a good one for the money, and Neat's association with Gibson was really what influenced me to purchase it.
  24. What in the Reverb.com photos identifies it as being from the Matsumoku factory in Japan?
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