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  1. That's it. That's the whole entire post. 2020 is Epiphone's best model year yet. Anyone who seems surprised by this reality hasn't been paying attention to the amazing quality Epiphone has been steadily putting out . Especially over the past five years or so. This year we have all the incredible Les Pauls. Including the revamped Prophecy line. The Masterbilt Texan, along with the Frontier and Excellente models that were reissued. Same as the Coronet and the Wilshire. Now the latest Inspired By Gibson Electrics: ES-335s and Figured ES-335s and the Acoustics: Hummingbird, SJ-200, and the J45. There's never been a better time to play Epiphone. And that's going to be the case for years to come. Because now there's literally no reason to burn thousands of dollars for a Gibson, just to have that brand on the headstock. Epiphone is literally doing it all. With quality that is just as good, if not consistently better. I say all this as a proud Gibson Les Paul Studio (Faded, 2011) owner. I say this as someone who has tried various Gibson acoustics and electrics this year with persistent quality control issues and overall unimpressive feel and looks. I say this as a happy and proud Epi player of four years. Epiphone has finally reclaimed its throne as the original brand that gave Gibson such a run for their money. Maybe they'll even be kind enough to bail out or acquire Gibson this time 😉 I'm sure there's still going to be those guitar snobs who still cling to their Gibson brand. Tearfully, hysterically insisting that Gibson must surely still be better. Even if the new Epiphones play, sound, and even look the exact same as their overpriced counter parts. The best thing about 2020 is that Epiphone has shown that there's no justification for needlessly paying thousands for a quality instrument. It's always been this way if we're being honest with ourselves. It's about time, too. 2020 Epiphone is perfect.
  2. I just bought my first electric guitar and it's an Epiphone Les Paul Special VE HS and the tuners are not very accurate and not holding very well. I was thinking about an upgrade. Do you think that should I upgrade my tuners and if yes then what tuners should I get? I'm looking for the best quality to price ratio, nothing to expensive since I've paid only 195 bucks for the guitar. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hey folks, I’m strongly considering the (2015) AJ45 for my next slope shoulder dreadnaught. After doing lots of research, I’m impressed by the all-solid tone woods, the sound, and the positive responses people have had about the AJ45’s playability. I even kind of like the burnt toast sunburst finish. My main acoustic for the past four years has been the amazing Inspired By 1964 Texan. I love everything about it! So with this in mind, I’m wondering: Is the AJ45 a significant improvement over the Texan? Usually I’m all for getting more guitars 😉 But I’m wondering if this one is worth it because the Texan already has a solid top and back, fantastic playability, and an excellent sound. I love it so much I upgraded the pickup system to an LR Baggs Anthem and it somehow sounds even better plugged in. Specifically, I’m interested in people’s perspectives on: • What tonal qualities does the solid spruce and mahogany of the AJ45 add over the Texan? (from what I hear, the AJ45 projects better, has a warmer and woodier tone, and sustains much better) • Is the AJ45 comparable in comfort when playing? • How well does the AJ45 take heavier strumming? • What’s the bracing pattern? • Are there any other benefits the AJ45 has that you can think of? If I got an AJ45, it would be my first all-solid acoustic guitar. That’s one point of appeal. Of course the other one is the sound. There’s just something about it that I find myself drawn to, in a different way than my Texan. If you own an AJ45 or a Texan (or both) please share your thoughts! Thank you 😙
  4. Hello everyone The guitar of my dreams is ES-339 PRO - Cherry But it is out of stock When will it be on sale again? Best regards! - Elisa
  5. Hi, I've recently bought a 96 Epiphone Les Paul Gold Top with a bolt on neck. The reason for this post is that I haven't been able to find another one the same on the net anywhere so wondering if this is rare or if anyone else has the same. I'd love to hear. It was made in the Unsung factory and well I guess the serial no. will tell the rest. received_709241906347324.webp
  6. Sooo... I know this is a shot in the dark, but I’ve been looking for an epiphone masterbilt ef-500 ravs for quite a while now. Does anyone have one that they would be willing to sell? I’m also interested in aj-500 with vintage sunburst. But would prefer an ef. Thanks in advance!
  7. Hello all, first time posting here. I've been looking every now and then for a Nick Valensi Riviera, huge Strokes fan, and I found this one on Reverb but there's a few things about it that are throwing me off. The chrome parts look quite rough, especially the tailpiece, and to me the tuners don't look to be in the right place on the headstock, 10th pic if you zoom in you can see they're not exactly straight. I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea of the actual build quality of these or maybe it's just my eyes seeing these dodgy bits. I asked for another picture of the serial number and it is 0909210365 which indicates it was made in the Unsung factory in Korea but it's not hard to fake that. Everyone knows about faking Les Pauls, American strats and other more popular guitars but I don't know if it's been known for this model to be faked? Any input would be appreciated. The link to it is here https://reverb.com/item/35826855-epiphone-nick-valensi-signature-riviera-natural?bk=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJqdGkiOiJiNmNlMDdhNy1iMjA2LTQ5NjAtYTYwMy05Njg4MTE2YmRkMzAiLCJpYXQiOjE2MDE5MDUyMjUsInVzZXJfaWQiOiIiLCJzZXNzaW9uX2lkIjoiIiwiY29va2llX2lkIjoiZjI5N2ZiZTEtZDNiMS00Y2ExLTg2Y2ItMjVmMzRkZTE2YTA3IiwicHJvZHVjdF9pZCI6IjM1ODI2ODU1Iiwic291cmNlIjoiTk9ORSJ9.hHJETtceo2XBbuo-ftQ8mMMxg1b9a1pE4ixgNZ5OPB4 EDIT: Have noticed on closer inspection that the truss rod cover is also suspicious.
  8. Hi forum friends! I have an Epiphone EJ200 (Jumbo) Acoustic, Blonde with Gibson branding over the truss rod cover on the headstock. It's a 1997 model made at the Samick plant in South Korea. I am looking to buy some of the original bridge pins used in the guitar...or something near identical in appearance and dimension as well as hopefully sound!! Two of the original bridge pins are currently superglued after snapping and all of them are quite worn and gnarled now so I fear they are rapidly giving up the ghost! I have spent a year trying to find pins that match but with no success. The pins are plastic, vintage yellowish colour with a black dot. For whatever reason the look and sound of the cheapish original pins are just perfect to my eyes and ears! However I know that lots of EJ200 players swap out the original pins for superior ones. Well, I would dearly love to buy those original bridge pins! If there are any EJ200 (Samick plant build) owners that have upgraded their pins, or who know of anyone who has upgraded their pins, and are happy to sell the original pins then please let me know! Or if anyone knows of replacement pins that match these then please do let me know! I'm in the UK but happy to purchase online from anywhere. I don't mind experimenting with other bridge pin materials so open to any suggestions! I just find a lot of replacement pins are shorter in length with a much larger head and don't seem to sound, sit or look right on the guitar to me. I have no idea what pins Epiphone used in the guitar but I cannot find matching ones for sale anywhere. I also have no idea what pins are used in the Gibson J200s but I haven't been able to track any of those down either. Thanks in advance for any help with this!!
  9. Hi I wonder if anyone has any info to help me. This old guitar belonged to my late father and has huge sentimental value, though I appreciate not so much commercial value. I seem to remember there being a badge on the headstock when I was a kid in the 70’s but as you can see from the pics it is missing. There are two tiny screw holes which held it in place. I was wondering if anyone would know what it looked like (as I can’t remember) or where I might find out. Ideally finding a replacement would be good. Funny thing is the other examples I see online don’t have a badge, but a printed decal instead. Thanks in advance Steve
  10. Hi I wonder if anyone has any info to help me. This old guitar belonged to my late father and has huge sentimental value, though I appreciate not so much commercial value. I seem to remember there being a badge on the headstock when I was a kid in the 70’s but as you can see from the pics it is missing. There are two tiny screw holes which held it in place. I was wondering if anyone would know what it looked like (as I can’t remember) or where I might find out. Ideally finding a replacement would be good. Funny thing is the other examples I see online don’t have a badge, but a printed decal instead. Thanks in advance Steve
  11. Hi all, I would like to have an idea of the value of my son's guitar that I am selling for him, I remember it was a decent price when we bought it in 2001. It is used but in impeccable condition. As far as I can make out it is an Epiphone by Gibson, made in Korea. I can't seem to find a name for its shape. It seems to be made of a beautiful maple wood with a different wood for the neck, it is black on the back. There are mother of pearl inlays in between the frets and another silver metal inlay in between the screws of a 7-pointed figure a bit like a take away chips box with chips sticking out! There is a serial number on the back U03070315. Any guidance for an asking price would be appreciated. Many thanks.
  12. Hi Everyone- New to the forum here. A friend of mine gave me a guitar as he was moving overseas and had to pack very light. I am trying to find out which Epiphone model it is as it doesn’t look exactly like any of them on the website. Would anyone know it’s value? Or what it sells for new? thanks KS
  13. Bought this epiphone but know nothing about it, just fell in love with the body shape and the hardware contrast with the black... Anyone knows what model or year is this guitar? I've sent an email to some dealers but none couls help...
  14. Not sure if this will be well received or looked down upon but... Last year I bought a Riviera p93 (made in 2009) with a broken neck, for really cheap. The neck is fixed, no problem there - but the dogear pickups didn't sound great to me and most importantly I kept hitting the middle pickup with my pick constantly! I didn't feel I could resell the guitar due to the formerly broken neck, but couldn't really use it as-is either so it sat in the closet all year. Finally I removed the pickups and wiring harness, redid the switching/wiring and custom made a plate from pick-guard material to mount two new filter-tron style pickups to. This plate served the dual purpose of letting me mount different pickup types while also covering up the gaps on the sides from the extra long dogear pickups, and covering the gaping hole left by the now absent middle pickup. The guitar now sounds great, feels great and I can play it! I'm really happy with the way it looks sounds and plays now.
  15. Got this from a local guy in Fort Worth Texas. amazing guitar. anyone still own theirs?
  16. This is just a rant.... I'd love to see an Epiphone version of DG-335, since the Gibson one is too expensive for us mortals.
  17. Looking for any/all info...Epiphone double-neck Thanks guys Chris
  18. Hello community, I need your precious help to identify this epiphone guitar which i found in the basement of my granddad's house who recently passed away. Sadly, i found it pretty hard to find out anything, since the serialnumber is missing (see Picture 3). Here are some characteristics of the guitar (there might be some wrong lingo - sorry about that): 1. So, i've done some research and apparently Guitars made in Korea in the early 90s, the serialnumbers were placed on the back of the head with a sticker instead of engraving, which might be the case for this guitar also. there is some residual of what might have been a sticker that has been taken off (see picture 3). That would make sense with respect to the heritage of my granddad.2. The head is shaped like one on an Explorer3. The branding on the head is “Epiphone by Gibson”4. the truss rod cover says “GIBSON”5. The inlays are dots, but placed where the low E string is.6. The body reminds me somewhat of that of a Spotlight, but resembles more this one by Samick: https://samick.fandom.com/wiki/P . I can't really tell. What I can say is that this guitar is not “Neck-thru construction”, it’s a 4-screw “Bolt-on Neck”. The surface of the body is somewhat "flat" (rather like a e.g. regular Strat, than a "curved" body like a Les Paul or PRS. 7. It has two single coil and one humbucker pick up, with a 5 way switch8. The Bridge is by Steinberger and has a tremolo locking nut.Please see the photos below for reference.Thank you so much for your help!Best regards
  19. In the photos below I have the standard epiphone casino coupe (MIC) I sanded our the layer of what I assume is Poly/gloss. Although I enjoy the original finish I want to get something a little more warm, like the Peerless Epiphone Casino Coupe (MIK) Would anyone know the best supplies and instruction to get it to look just like the (MIK) guitar?
  20. I have 50th Anniversary Les Paul LE that I got as a present a while back. I´m considering selling it and was wondering if someone could help give any advice on whats a reasonable price to ask for. It has a pair of Seymour Duncan black double humbuckers (I sadly dont know exactly which ones they were not put in by me) but everything else is original. Any advice?
  21. Does anyone know where were the Beatle's Epiphone Casinos made?
  22. So as some of you may know, i got an Epiphone Special II Les Paul. Now it's a great guitar, but i want chrome humbucker covers for it. Does any know if there is such a thing? Chrome humbucker covers for an Epiphone?? S
  23. Hi All, After a bit of guidance please! I'm looking at buying a second hand Lucille, currently around £350 (no case) but I think I could haggle down on, it's a 2009 model, so I imagine one of the last Korean ones? Concerns are that although the buyer claims it to be stock and unmodified, visually it has the following: - Scratchplate missing the E logo (not the end of the world) - Black plastic truss rod cover vs. the gold - No T6 bridge, standard hard tail and tune-o-matic like on a sheraton (the biggest alarm bell) Can anyone confirm if this could be a genuined stock model given these differences? Either way if I can get it for £300 it still seems a lot of guitar for the money, but just uneasy if it's not legit! All help appreciated thank you! Andy.
  24. I have a 70s era bolt on Epiphone acoustic, But mine is the Mini Jumbo body style. Looks like the JT 145s, but those are dreadnought. Can anyone help?
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