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  1. Great looking guitar, and excellent photos of it. Red 333
  2. Well done renewal and fascinating post documenting it. I admire your talent, skill, and tenacity! I hope you get years of enjoyment playing your awesome J-160E! Red 333
  3. A serial number on a white strip indicates your guitar is refurbished. The guitar was rejected by Epiphone's quality control and sold to a refurbisher, who fixed the problem and then covered the original Epiphone serial number with a new one since the guitar is not covered by Epiphone's warranty any longer. Red 333
  4. Congrats! I hope you get years of enjoyment from it. Anyone lusting for a Legend after reading this should check Fuller's. They have a fully torrified version in stock (1 of only 34 made) they claim is one of the best acoustics they ever had in the shop. No affiliation with the seller, just a public service announcement Red 333
  5. I think QM/Mark is right. You don't how many times I've gone days, months, and even years without realizing that film was on some screen or product part or other! Red 333
  6. Great job on the video production, music production, and playing, and very good information on the models, too. Epiphone should give you a reward for one of the better videos I've seen about one of its most important models. Thank for posting it. Red 333
  7. The reason manufacturers usually recommend a silicon free product is because the silicon could make it problematic to refinish the guitar later, unless it is completely removed prior. It's especially a problem with nitrocellulose. I doubt you have to take this into consideration with an AJ200, as it has an extremely durable poly finish, and the cost of refinishing it would probably more than the guitar itself in any case. So I think you're OK with either product. But the Gibson stuff smells divine. Red 333
  8. There's a generous closeup of this guitar on the CD booklet. He's also shown with another Gibson Super Jumbo with a plain pick guard. It has flowerpot on the heastock, block inlays, and double bar inlays on the bridge. No pick guard, I think. Maybe he put it on the other guitar, lol. Red 333
  9. Bobouz post prompted me to open the Mccartney Texan's case and look at the COA. I've always called it the Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan, as that is what it was referred to in online sales descriptions when it was sold (Sweetwater's is still cached, for instance, if anyone cares to look). Lo and behold its COA and the hang tag refer to it as the Limited Edition McCartney 1964 Texan, as Bobouz wrote! Ya learn something new every day. That being said, I have a combined Gibson/Epiphone brochure where they call it the Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan, lol! The Epiphone catalog DOES call the MIJ McCartney Texan and the Lennon Casinos "Limited Editions," though. Convoluted indeed! In any case they're made by the same hands that make the wonderful guitars that get badged "Elite/Elitist," and I feel fortunate to have been around when they were more widely around new for sale. I've got two Elitist Les Paul Standards, an Elitist SG, Elitist ES-335, ELitist Byrdland, Elitist Broadway, Elitist J-200, Elitist Texan, Elitist Casino, two Ltd. Edition McCartney 1964 Texans (look at me using the right name), and one each of the two Ltd. Edition John Lennon Casinos.
  10. Right. Poly finished 1965 has 3 hole EpiphoneTRC. Nitro finished Ltd Edition 1965 Casino has 2 hole cover. This identifier (3 for poly, 2 for Nitro) is used consistently across the Elitist line (see my post above], except when a model gets a Gibson bell TRC, which is always two hole. And no Elitist with a Gibson bell TRC has ever had a nitro finish. Red 333
  11. An Elite/Elitist wore a Gibson two hole truss rod cover only if it was a version of a guitar that was a Gibson originally. So, all the Les Paul's, SGs, the ES-335, Byrdland, J-45, J-200, and L-00 wore them (they were Gibsons long before they also were issued as Epiphones), while the Sheraton, Riviera, Casino, and Texan got Epiphone style TRCs like the sixties Epiphone badged models they were based on (though with three holes, like contemporary Epiphones and all those made after the sixties, roughly). The nitro finished Elitists (McCartney Texan, Lennon Casinos, Japan-only Texan, Casino, Riviera, etc.) got vintage style (pre '70s) Epiphone TRCs with two holes. Whew! Red 333
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