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About MikeRom

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  1. Wow my old photobucket account is not only still there but still has all my old pictures. Here she is at 2 days old
  2. Not an Epiphone I know but I wanted to share. I bought this guitar new in 2009, number 99 of a limited run of 300. A few years later I was in a situation where I needed to sell it and I did, at a loss. It was never far from my thoughts tho so I reached out to the guy I sold it to a few weeks ago and told him I would like to buy it back which he agreed to which I gotta say was really awesome of him to do. Guy took really good care of it too. Anyway, here she is - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uL7SgJ1AulA3L094zXxuR7WeTW7A7X6A/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/fil
  3. Sweet looking axe whatever it is 🙂
  4. At first I was thinking koa for the wood type but taking a closer look at the wood grain it looks like mahogany
  5. Wow what a crazy looking guitar. While it certainly has an Epiphone name plate on the neck/body joint nothing else about it looks right. But for 80 bucks it might be fun to dink around with, looks like some serious MIDI stuff going on inside.
  6. I got this one about a year and a half ago. ES339 Pro
  7. Yeah i can see where that would be confusing. The nut securing the tuner in place, not the nut on the neck.
  8. The replacement locking tuners I got (slipshots) where also shorter than the originals but as long as the string hole is above the nut there's no problem. Locking tuners don't need a lot of room for extra winding's.
  9. That looks remarkably like my Gibson Les Paul faded. An incredible likeness -
  10. Congrats! My pictures are on my google drive so I just copy the link and paste here. I agree with your assessment on spending big bucks on a Gibson as I have reached the same conclusion recently myself all tho if a CS-336 were to appear at my doorstep I would not be disappointed. Having owned and still own Gibson's, yeah there is a difference but is that difference worth and extra 2 or 3 grand? The neck is more of a 50's style that's why its a bit wider, you'll get used to it Mine which is a year old now was also very playable right out of the box. Where did you order from?
  11. Gonna need need to see pics as soon as you can put it down long enough. I'll start ... body1 body 2 body 3
  12. Every single guitar that I've ever picked up at guitar center did this to my fingers. They must order the extra dirty fretboard editions. I don't recall that the 339-pro I got from sweeetwater being that bad tho.
  13. Budget is the driving factor but from what you have have described look for something with a 50's neck . The other neck style is a 60's but those tend to be thinner and narrower. Epiphone is a fine choice but remember you get what you pay for so you know ... don't cheap out. Agree with the standard recommendation. After playing one I found myself wondering why I spent so much more for a Gibson.
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