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  1. Older Epiphones have smaller metric tuner post holes (aprox. 9mm). Newer Epiphones with modern style tuners have 10mm post holes. The only way to accurately know the size is to remove a tuner and measure across the hole. Most websites that sell tuners like ebay.com and Amazon.com do not have the sizes in the description for the tuner. You have to go to the tuner website with the part number to get the size information. Example:Grover tuners have sizes information at their website but not on amazon eventhough I order my tuners from amazon. Does this help? I've changed tuners on many guitars and several epiphones. A '96 probably has smaller 9mm tuners. You Can buy Klunson Gibson style drop in direct tuners for that guitar.
  2. Older Epiphones have smaller metric tuner post holes (aprox. 9mm). Newer Epiphones with modern style tuners have 10mm post holes. The only way to accurately know the size is to remove a tuner and measure across the hole. Most websites that sell tuners like ebay.com and Amazon.com do not have the sizes in the description for the tuner. You have to go to the tuner website with the part number to get the size information. Example:Grover tuners have sizes information at their website but not on amazon eventhough I order my tuners from amazon. Does this help? I've changed tuners on many guitars and several epiphones. A '96 probably has smaller 9mm tuners. You Can buy Klunson Gibson style drop in direct tuners for that guitar.
  3. I'll bet that it's your tuner. Try a couple of different tuners.
  4. But what does it mean today? The cheapest version of this guitar available, right?
  5. I must say that I am very pleased with my acoustic electric slim body cutaway. The action is superb out the box. It's my go to guitar now and I have 3 acoustic electric guitars... a fender dreadnought, a high end esteban Jumbo and the epi slimline. I've covered the it all as far as tone goes and I enjoy playing them all. But I go to the epiphone to practice hard. It's a great guitar , money well spent. I bought the epi acoustic studio 15 watt 2 channel amp with it. I am very pleased. I mic one channel and use the guitar with chorus on the other. It's loud in a house. Great practice amp. Very pleased. I also have a 2004 SG Special. I have treasured this inexpensive guitar for years because my mom gave it to me as a gift. I have place played black SGs since I was 13 years old. It's my signature guitar. I let my nephew gig this guitar for a couple of years. It still plays like a dream. I do not like the headstock, the word "SPECIAL" on it. Its not handicapped. So,I ordered a new neck with pearl inlay. I'll put epiphone logo back on it, but no SPECIAL. I'm keeping this one, it's sentimental. I might give it to one of my kids but it's staying in the family. My suggestion to epiphone and gibson, do away with the "SPECIAL" label. No one really likes it. Stick to just model numbers. 310 and 400 and pro 400. That works! You'll sell more guitars that way.
  6. I must say that I am very pleased with my acoustic electric slim body cutaway. The action is superb out the box. It's my go to guitar now and I have 3 acoustic electric guitars... a fender dreadnought, a high end esteban Jumbo and the epi slimline. I've covered the it all as far as tone goes and I enjoy playing them all. But I go to the epiphone to practice hard. It's a great guitar , money well spent. I bought the epi acoustic studio 15 watt 2 channel amp with it. I am very pleased. I mic one channel and use the guitar with chorus on the other. It's loud in a house. Great practice amp. Very pleased. I also have a 2004 SG Special. I have treasured this inexpensive guitar for years because my mom gave it to me as a gift. I have place played black SGs since I was 13 years old. It's my signature guitar. I let my nephew gig this guitar for a couple of years. It still plays like a dream. I do not like the headstock, the word "SPECIAL" on it. Its not handicapped. So,I ordered a new neck with pearl inlay. I'll put epiphone logo back on it, but no SPECIAL. I'm keeping this one, it's sentimental. I might give it to one of my kids but it's staying in the family. My suggestion to epiphone and gibson, do away with the "SPECIAL" label. No one really likes it. Stick to just model numbers. 310 and 400 and pro 400. That works! You'll sell more guitars that way.
  7. I must say that I am very pleased with my acoustic electric slim body cutaway. The action is superb out the box. It's my go to guitar now and I have 3 acoustic electric guitars... a fender dreadnought, a high end esteban Jumbo and the epi slimline. I've covered the it all as far as tone goes and I enjoy playing them all. But I go to the epiphone to practice hard. It's a great guitar , money well spent. I bought the epi acoustic studio 15 watt 2 channel amp with it. I am very pleased. I mic one channel and use the guitar with chorus on the other. It's loud in a house. Great practice amp. Very pleased. I also have a 2004 SG Special. I have treasured this inexpensive guitar for years because my mom gave it to me as a gift. I have place played black SGs since I was 13 years old. It's my signature guitar. I let my nephew gig this guitar for a couple of years. It still plays like a dream. I do not like the headstock, the word "SPECIAL" on it. Its not handicapped. So,I ordered a new neck with pearl inlay. I'll put epiphone logo back on it, but no SPECIAL. I'm keeping this one, it's sentimental. I might give it to one of my kids but it's staying in the family. My suggestion to epiphone and gibson, do away with the "SPECIAL" label. No one really likes it. Stick to just model numbers. 310 and 400 and pro 400. That works! You'll sell more guitars that way.
  8. Hi, I have the same guitar and amp. I dig the amp, small with chorus and loud. I haven't cranked it up loud enough to get distortion though. It sounds more electric the louder it gets but no distortion, it's clean. I think your issue is with the guitar pickup design. This guitar sounds electric when plugged into the amp. Some acoustic/electric do not, they have a different type of pickup. They sound exactly the way they do unplugged. My fender acoustic has a piezo pickup with passive controls (no battery). It sounds the same no matter the volume. This Epiphone will sound electric plugged into that amp.
  9. I think I would save the hardware, the neck and not spend anymore money and time on it. I don't think that you will get a satisfactory result at this point. Go buy another guitar, lay it to rest and enjoy a new toy. That's my opinion and suggestion.
  10. I own 2 Epiphone guitars and an Epiphone amp. I do not have any issues with the name. What I do have issues with is when any guitar manufacturer stamps the word "SPECIAL" on their headstocks. Epiphone does this with LPS and SGs. It signifies the the "cheapest" model. Just give them different model numbers like the 310 and 400. I have an Epiphone SG Special that someone gave me as a gift a long time ago. It has sentimental value to me and I like playing it. I won't ever sell or get rid of it but I hate that SPECIAL stamp on the the headstock. Is my guitar handicapped? Gibson will always be superior to Epiphone. If you want a Gibson save your money. If not, there's Epiphone. Fender does this different than Gibson. I own a $400 custom Mexican Stratocaster. It's the low end Stratocaster. Below that is the Fender Squier series of guitars. I had one of those first. Epiphone is a good name. Premier sounds like a health club.
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