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Posts posted by z-clay

  1. I'd get someone on the phone and send it back. I just bought my Traditional from Guitar Center (same people as Musicians Friend I think) and it was perfect. You paid your hard earned money for a Pleked Gibson and it should play like one.....Dont settle for anything less.



    Another thought..........Perhaps they will let you exchange it in person at a local Guitar Center???


    Best of luck to you.

  2. Thanks everyone! I think I'm starting to get used to the fat 50's neck, its quite different than other necks that I have played. The 57' pickups have an incredible sound with nice thick harmonics. I've always wanted a 59' Reissue but never have been able to afford one..... But I think the top on my traditional is a nice consolation prize for a poor man like me.

  3. I finally found a Les Paul that I liked and that I could afford.... Yep, I ended up buying an Epiphone. I know that they are not as good as a Gibson in many ways but this guitar felt and sounded like it was built for me. After playing it for several hours, I know I made the right choice. Looks like I'm headed to the Epiphone forum for now. I'll be back when I get that Gibson LP Custom I've been saving for.

  4. Nice choice justadennis. I like those plain tops but I need to save some money before I can get one. How about posting some pics of yours?


    Vintage tone can be had with modern amps. I tend to use my gain channel sparingly and a lot more reverb on my vintage tones. Modern amps are more flexible than ever for getting desired tones. I play a very cheap 30 watt solid state Marshall and when I mic it thru the PA it has the balls/flexibility of a vintage stack.

  5. I found a site that had some info on your serial #.




    "Guitar Info

    Your guitar was made at the

    Saein Plant, Korea/China

    September 2002

    Production Number: 1278




    Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

    The Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. is located in the Namdong Industrial Complex in Incheon, Korea. Saein was established in July 1st 1991 and has a monthly capacity of 4,500pcs. In Oct 1st 1992, Saien Began manufacturing guitars for Epiphone, who they now consider to be their main business. They also started producing their own line of guitars called Shine in 1997. In February, 2001, a new factory was opened in Gaomi City, China. This factory boasts a monthly capacity of 10,000pcs. Saein was presented the ‘The Best Quality Award of the Year’ by Gibson Epiphone USA in 1998 and 1999."


    Besides' date=' a few of the guys in this thread stated that the only Korina in these guitars is a thin sheet on the outside of the guitar. What's on the inside? Mahogany? Foam rubber? Left over uneaten rice from Chinese orphanages?? Who knows ....


    Jim[/quote'] The Korina Epiphones are veneered but I'm not sure what the core wood is. That would be interesting to know.

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