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  1. Looks to me like a 5 piece body, so your point being? A flying V should be a one piece if you are gonna be a jerk about it.
  2. A very beautiful guitar but at this detail, especially on the fretboard, this is more like a piece of art than an instrument.
  3. Pelham blue? :o I wish i could have chosen that color on my G400 Pro. Sadly, the G400 Pro only comes in black or red. But I hate tremolo bridges. I play exclusively on guitars with no tremolo. But i will try to get my hands on an Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom GX. For me this is the ultimate Epiphone SG.
  4. The MIJ I have seen have Gibson style truss rod covers. Just two bolts, not three. But this could mean nothing.
  5. Thank you. =) It is not perfect but its a good start =)
  6. Been playing for little over 2 years now but I still practice everyday. Here is a track where I experiment with different aspects of my guitar. Setup for this recording: Guitar: Epiphone G400 Pro Amp: Laney Ironheart IRT Studio Fender The Bends Compressor pedal.
  7. In your opinion, yes. These guitars are good, but it is nearly impossible to get a hand on one and the price for one is as much as a good Gibson guitar. Why buy a copy if you can get the original for the same price? And i intend to. I have sought out a Gibson model i really want, which is no longer being sold but is easier to find than the M.I.J Epis.
  8. I have this 1966 Suzuki Nagoya nr. 12, with real binding
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  10. Absolutely. I agree with you on this. They have some better sustain and clarity. The G400 Pro also have coil splitting, which also can be a huge advantage for getting more tones. I love this feature. Depending on what you are gonna play, the amount of wood in the guitar will also define the sound. For me an LP sound better but is much heavier. For my gritty tones SG is perfect.
  11. Indeed but I guess those guitars must have wood pieces matching in hue and saturation. Else you will get that parquet/brick effect. And that would not be so nice. Using veneer, you dont have to sort the wood for color, hue and timbre properties. You eliminate the problem. You only need wood that has some timbre properties.
  12. The wood is good enough quality, just that its in 4 pieces. Would look like a parquet floor. Or bricks made of wood. I would prefer that red glossy veneer over that brown dull guitar you posted. But would you care? Probably not. If you buy a custom guitar, you can probably get it it plain wood with pink neon flamingos on it, if you desired. This is however in the totally wrong end of that scale to complain. These are functional and look great for what you pay. If you want better, there is always Gibsons for you. This is my Epiphone G400 Pro 2015 Model. It looks great, for the fact i just bought it for €210.
  13. The body is real wood. Veneer is also real wood, although just a thin layer. Its all wood. Those guitars are amazing compared to old beginner guitars. A guitarist I know told me how awful the cheaper guitars in the 70's was. He wish he grew up with beginner segment guitars like mine. I paid $230 for my Epiphone G400 Pro brand new, and $35 for my Epiphone LP special II second hand. Its a lot of guitar for that price, and this is what its all about. The G400 Pro was badly set up so I used another $70 to get it adjusted and got better strings at an luthier. These are not Gibsons. But even Gibson LP Studio is even a step further in quality, but the price is very good compared to how much guitar you are buying. For me sound is ranked a lot higher than looks. Veneer... to me it doesn't matter as long as you get a very playable guitar. A professional guitar player told me once that he doesn't use Gibson because of they're design choices. Guitars in the $6000+ range. I said I don't need guitars that expensive to express my music, and he agreed. Its all about personal preferences. What your Korina might have been like, is totally irrelevant to others unless they have the same preferences.
  14. I can turn my G400 Pro to single pickup mode. Not as good as real single pickups but I can understand your enthusiasm for using bigger strings on those.
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