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  1. 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!!
  2. Looking for any/all info...Epiphone double-neck Thanks guys Chris
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. Does anyone know where were the Beatle's Epiphone Casinos made?
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Hey folks, So I got a new Epiphone (Sheraton ii Pro) and the action was really low out of the box, so much so that there's a bit of buzzing going on. I took it to the man who sets up my guitars and we found that the truss rod wasn't tightened at all. This obviously creates a problem because if we tighten it anymore, the neck will become even more convex and the buzzing will get worse. His idea was to put 11s on the guitar instead of 10s to increase tension in the opposite direction, and rase the bridge a bit to see where we're at after that. I do trust his expertise, but I wanted to know if anyone has had a similar experience here. Have you ever gotten a guitar with a truss rod like that, and how has it affected the life of the guitar? Thank you
  11. I have this Epiphone Sheraton with the “Epiphone By Gibson” headstock, leading me to believe it is a 1986-1988 Samick factory Korean made. There is no serial number sticker or engraving. Now, the weird part.. The headstock is different than the standard ones. I’ve seen more of a “cursive” type Epiphone logo on a few, but never one exactly like this that’s missing the “registered” symbol. Also, there’s no black decorative lines in the binding on the sides of the headstock like the others have, and the tuners are different (could be aftermarket). And the floral design is different slightly. The weirdest thing is that there aren’t skunk stripes on the back of the neck. Every single Sheraton I can find has these, but this one does not. Also, the bridge is different than the 86-88 models. Has anyone seen this before? I’ve emailed Gibson but haven’t received a reply. Photos included.
  12. I found an ad for cheap Flying V guitar that the owner claims to be an Epiphone, but the truss rod cover is missing and the neck is bolt-on. What is this model and is it even a real Epiphone? What price would you recommend?
  13. Hello, I have an Epiphone Wilshire that I bought from a guy over 20 years ago and I'm thinking about selling because I'm really an acoustic guy. I'm trying to find out some information about it, particularly what year it is. I've attached a photo with the serial number on it. I put a new bridge on it a few years ago and the grover tuners came with it but the previous owner must have done that. Any information about this guitar would be appreciated. Thanks
  14. Hi friends! Current Strat and Tele owner here - love them for their cleans, and occasionally overdrive them, but I've been looking over my shoulder at Epiphones/Gibson's for years to get an overdriven tone I'd love. I grew up on 90s punk rock, Marshall+Les Paul bright/present/high gain sound. I once had such a set up, but had to sell the rock and roll gear when my kid was born 8 years ago out of financial necessity. Well, I've been a good boy and taken care of our finances for a while, so I'm looking at rebuilding my rock gear stash. So I've been shopping and watching lots of YouTube reviews, and I'm in *love* with the Epiphone 335 Pro - it sounds fantastic clean or distorted, it's big and airy, it's a beautiful cherry color, and that semi-hollow body style just feels so cool to play - makes me want to buy a suit and play nothing but "That Thing You Do" for an hour. It's already wired for coil tapping (which saves me the pain of rewiring a semi-hollow myself). I see folks using 335s overdriven, so, hopefully that means I'm not insane for thinking I can use it that way. If I can get it to work for me it would also be nice in my clean arsenal next to the Fenders. But I have one problem with it that I can't over-look: when playing overdriven, it gets muddy and noisy when you hit a power chord below the third fret on the low e string (open e, f, f#). It looses definition/clarity in a way that a Les Paul will retain when you go that low. I tried 3 different 335 Pros, different amps - all had the same problem. Tried for a long time to EQ it out by lowering the bass and gain, and fiddling with every other knob/button/setting, but to get to get close to a fix, I had to cut things so far I lost the tone that I liked in the first place. Is there any hope for fixing that muddy low sound? Pickups? Tuners? Intonation (which is why I tried 3)? ...Or am I asking the 335 to do something it is just not meant to do, and I should just *settle* for a nice Epiphone LP for those solid, compressed driven tones? (They have gold top traditional pro 3's on sale this weekend, and they were very nice....) If you have any friendly advice, I'd love to hear it.
  15. Difficult to gather information about this specific guitar. unfindable in catalogues or existing fora Epiphone Gibson LesPaul photos in post
  16. I’ve been looking to buy a Nick Valensi Elitist Epiphone Riviera for a while now to no avail. If anyone has one and is willing to part with it I would be very interested in purchasing it! There was a sunburst model and a maple model I would be interested in purchasing either. Thanks!
  17. I was a retailer and bought guitars from MIRC up until 2017. MIRC is the national clearing house for Epiphone refurbished guitars. I bought this Elite 1965 Casino somewhere around 2015 or 2016. I can't find a perfect match on your website. The E logo isn't on the truss rod plate or the pick guard. I need to price this guitar and sell it. Do you know what the guitar was selling for new? Can you suggest some search words that I could try on reverb.com and ebay.com? The only 1965 Casinos I have found have the E logo and I think some say Elitist, not Elite. Thanks.
  18. More info needed. I have an Epiphone by Gibson S800MRB Metallic red body and metallic red bolt on neck, HSS pickup setup, 3 switches (one for each pickup) and push/pull coil splitter for humbucker. it has a KKT1 tremolo and hexagon tool holder on back of head. serial nr: 71011378 is this autentic, and what is the value nowdays?
  19. Hello guys, Just posted the very first episode from my new "Red Robe Sessions" that I recorded with my Sheraton II Pro Wine Red. Here it is! Hope you enjoy the video and feel free to post your thoughts on tone and your experience with these killer guitars! Cheers! Feodor
  20. I recently bought an Epiphone Player pack with a Les Paul Special II-LE for christmas. It worked fine on day 1. But the second day, catastrophe struck. The cable was the first problem, it wouldn't stay in the jack. I had to buy a seperate cable! Problem #2 (noticed later) the tone knob had somehow gotten desoddered. I had to take the guitar to a music store to have it resoddered. And to top it all off, it did not come with the chord sheet promised on the box.
  21. I have an epiphone triggerman 100h. Unfortunately the transformer has gone in it. I'm struggling to track down a replacement. Can anyone point me in the right direction. Thank you
  22. What is the correct size Allen wrench that should be used for the Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro-II Truss Rod Nut? Please don't say 4 mm because 4 mm is too small. Matter of fact, here are the ones I've tried that are "close" to fitting with their results. * 4 mm - the suggested size from what I can find - Slides all the way in, but has about 30 degrees of play. Too much play that I will not risk trying to rotate the truss rod nut since that will strip it out. I can feel the the key slide in to the hex part so I know it is in there. * 4.5 mm - goes in to the center of the nut where it is round (see photo below), but it will NOT go in to where the hex part is. This is too big. * 3 mm - way too small, turns freely when all the way in. * 1/8 Inch (3.175 mm) - way too small * 9/64 inch (3.571875 mm) - way too small too - turns but catches slightly * 5/32 inch (3.96875 mm) - too small too. Catches but still a lot play like the 4 mm * 3/16 inch (4.7625 mm) - way too large * 11/64 inch (4.365625 mm) would be the next size larger than 5/32 but they do not make that size (I've searched for hours). I've also seen this size referred to as 4.4 mm on a few Allen Wrench charts. Some charts "claim" this is a valid Allen wrench size, but I'm guessing it has not been made for decades. The next 1/64th step up from that would be 3/16 which is too large. I've checked the nut to ensure that it was not stripped or rounded, and the edges do look straight and smooth. I've included a photo, which was not that simple to illuminate and it looks kind of grainy due to zoom factor. But I think its clear enough to show the hex edges are clean and not stripped/rounded. Is there a such thing as an odd (non-standard) sized Allen wrench that is actually used to make the adjustments? If so, who sells them and what would be the proper size that they would go by? I've wasted at least a good 6 to 8 plus hours trying to figure this out and at this point I would not be too surprised if this may be an one-off anomaly. Thanks greatly for any and all help that you, or anyone else, can provide, RB
  23. 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?
  24. Hello everybody, I´m playing e-guitar for about 2 months now (actually 10 years, but more was more of an on/off thing). Until very recently, I played on a "cheap" Yamaha e-guitar, which now sadly stopped working. Now the Les Paul is a guitar I always found cool (since Slash plays it in Sweet Child´o´mine and that was the first song I learned), and also I read somewhere that the strings are a bit further apart than on other guitars. This actualy helps me because the tip of my fingers is... kinda fat, so i often have problems when playing multiple strings that I accidently touch the other ones. So my Questions: 1. Do you recommend the Epiphone(!) les paul to me? 2. Which "model" should I get? I´ll definitely never go above "playing the guitar is just a hobby"-level and I don´t think I need some fancy things that only pro players would appreciate. Im sorry this post is kinda unorganized, but I hope I got accross what im looking for and on what level I am. Any help is appreciated! P.S.: The cable could be defect too. Im getting a new one but getting a new guitar will happen sooner or later anyway (kinda literally falling apart).
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