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This week I bought a 1996 Epiphone Excellente Korean re-issue of the '60's top of the range.

Bought new in 1998,played at home for two years then stuck in the loft until now.

As you can imagine it needed some setting-up,which I've done & it's come up like new.

IMHO the finest Korean flat-top I've ever laid a finger on.

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This week I bought a 1996 Epiphone Excellente Korean re-issue of the '60's top of the range.

Bought new in 1998,played at home for two years then stuck in the loft until now.

As you can imagine it needed some setting-up,which I've done & it's come up like new.

IMHO the finest Korean flat-top I've ever laid a finger on.

 

Congratulations and lots of years of happy pickin. Delighted to know that you and others share the knowledge and appreciation that these rare reissues deserve.

 

Regards,

 

Moose

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Today I changed the bridge pins for bone ones. Not sure if the guitar sounds better,

but the new pins look & fit better & are easier to remove.Probably try D'DARRIO strings next.

 

This is such a momentous act on your part I can barely wait for the next announcement!

 

LOL

 

Moose

 

P.S. To help mitigate any undue stress among your admirers as to what your next planned change might be, could you give us a slight hint here and now-hopefully

it's not your sex

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No,not my sex,but maybe my eMail address you prevert!

I might change the strings on my sunburst Excellente,& then again I might not.

 

If a string change improves your playing to any great degree, which might be highly problematic, you may be eligible for a scholarship to the PPPAOAGT -PISS POOR PICKING ACADEMY OF ADVANCE GUITAR TECHNIQUES of which I am the past president and proud founder.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Moose

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Changed bridge pins on the Sunburst to bone, thought I may as well change the strings. Put Epiphone Acoustic strings on (12-53 Allegedly)No mention of where they're made on the packet and they are CRAP! Packs have pic of Masterbilt headstock & don't state the composition either (80/20 bronze?)

Have reported to Epi counterfeit-no response.My guess is they're genuine,but made in China.

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El Capitano

 

I keep reading with interest the endless discussions on this & the Gibson forum about how the various models compare to each other in their sound. Being that I have almost always owned Gibsons till I found my Epiphone Excellents (both the originals and the reissues)I can only say that we are both most fortunate to be having the pleasure of playing them. I hope your recent natural Korean reissue has lived up to your expectations.

 

 

Regards,

 

Moose

 

P.S. I wish all the other forum members the same joy our guitars give us.

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Nice to see you are still as "daft as a brsuh" Bill

Go easy with the offers of scholarships to the PPPAOAGT , weve only got 3 Easteban American legacys left!

 

Fred send s love to Fru Fru

 

 

John

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El Capitano

 

I keep reading with interest the endless discussions on this & the Gibson forum about how the various models compare to each other in their sound. Being that I have almost always owned Gibsons till I found my Epiphone Excellents (both the originals and the reissues)I can only say that we are both most fortunate to be having the pleasure of playing them. I hope your recent natural Korean reissue has lived up to your expectations.

 

 

Regards,

 

Moose

 

P.S. I wish all the other forum members the same joy our guitars give us.

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Nice to see you are still as "daft as a brsuh" Bill

Go easy with the offers of scholarships to the PPPAOAGT , weve only got 3 Easteban American legacys left!

 

Fred send s love to Fru Fru

 

 

John

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Sir Johnt: Absolutely great to know you are alive and still retain your morbid interest in the PPPAOAGT. The latest happening effecting our Academy located in beautiful downtown Mule's Breath Mexico is that the increased volume of local gun fire has made metronomes absolutely unnecessary.My internet friend El Capitan, who is one of your countrymen, actually has a band called The Concrete Cowboys. Accordingly, with a band of that name I feel he might greatly profit from one of our remaining Esteban scholarships.This gentleman has a wonderful sense of humor and sends me great material.I am trying to get a CD together for both of you that demonstrates the virtuosity of Song Writing Course No.69A which the Academy features.

 

Diverting back to the point I send you and yours Mucho best wishes for a Happy Tequila Holiday

 

Moose

 

P.S. Nou Nou is now 10 years old and still a killer babe magnet which is more than I

suppose for Fred. Why do you think I have her with me most anywhere I go.I need all the fire power I can get.

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Sir Johnt: Absolutely great to know you are alive and still retain your morbid interest in the PPPAOAGT. The latest happening effecting our Academy located in beautiful downtown Mule's Breath Mexico is that the increased volume of local gun fire has made metronomes absolutely unnecessary.My internet friend El Capitan, who is one of your countrymen, actually has a band called The Concrete Cowboys. Accordingly, with a band of that name I feel he might greatly profit from one of our remaining Esteban scholarships.This gentleman has a wonderful sense of humor and sends me great material.I am trying to get a CD together for both of you that demonstrates the virtuosity of Song Writing Course No.69A which the Academy features.

 

Diverting back to the point I send you and yours Mucho best wishes for a Happy Tequila Holiday

 

Moose

 

P.S. Nou Nou is now 10 years old and still a killer babe magnet which is more than I

suppose for Fred. Why do you think I have her with me most anywhere I go.I need all the fire power I can get.

 

 

Fred offers apology without reservation for mistaking Nou Nou for the Labrador owned by the landlord of The Feathers at High Wycombe whose name is Fru Fru

Absence makes the heart grow fonder but there is nothing more fickle than a Terrier

 

I have been extending my own studies with my well thumbed copy of Bert Weedions " Play in a day" which together with my copy of Health & Effiency magazine ( August 1956) occupies the space between my desk and the walk where my wife's Kirby hose can't reach!

 

I have four guitars on EBay at the moment in my attempt to make my home a pickup free zine

 

I will watch out fir The Concrete Cowboys are they a "bad Erection" tribute band?

 

Sincerely yours

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I have now worshipped at rage Facebook shrine of the Concrete Cowboys

And left my mark

And a like!

 

From their photos they look like they have a great time playing Barry Manilows American Songbook!

 

Actually if I could play in a band again I want to play with people just like them!!

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Fred offers apology without reservation for mistaking Nou Nou for the Labrador owned by the landlord of The Feathers at High Wycombe whose name is Fru Fru

Absence makes the heart grow fonder but there is nothing more fickle than a Terrier

 

I have been extending my own studies with my well thumbed copy of Bert Weedions " Play in a day" which together with my copy of Health & Effiency magazine ( August 1956) occupies the space between my desk and the walk where my wife's Kirby hose can't reach!

 

I have four guitars on EBay at the moment in my attempt to make my home a pickup free zine

 

I will watch out fir The Concrete Cowboys are they a "bad Erection" tribute band?

 

Sincerely yours

If you are still reading the 1956 copy of Health & Efficiency-no wonder Viagra sales are stagnating in your neighborhood. Moose

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Ernie Ball medium lights on today-Better!

your string changing equates to confused gas - I AM WAITING BREATHLESSLY FOR YOUR FINAL FINDING

 

but standing back a few feet just in case

 

my own fingers are too pooped to do it so I will let yours work to the bone-nothing like having

 

boney fingers

 

 

Moose

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