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neil stewart

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Thanks for bringing me back down to earth. Got a case of the I got to have its lol. Maybe I'll dip into my savings account. He is asking 400 for it. I live explorers and this looks like an opportunity.

 

300 bucks...http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-limited-edition-explorer-pro-electric-guitar?rNtt=explorer&index=7

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Well, that's a question that has been discussed before. Some say the Korean built instuments are "better"...To me...I don't believe. The Korean guitars are built by master craftsmen...but so are the Chinese made ones. So, I really see no difference...It's an Epiphone...great guitars, no matter where they come from. Give a craftsman a blueprint, the necessary tools and equipment, the "bill of materials" and similar manufacturing processes and quality control measures and similar manufacturing materials, no matter where they are made, if they are made to "engineering specifications", they'll all be the same...basically...

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Well, that's a question that has been discussed before. Some say the Korean built instuments are "better"...To me...I don't believe. The Korean guitars are built by master craftsmen...but so are the Chinese made ones. So, I really see no difference...It's an Epiphone...great guitars, no matter where they come from. Give a craftsman a blueprint, the necessary tools and equipment, the "bill of materials" and similar manufacturing processes and quality control measures and similar manufacturing materials, no matter where they are made, if they are made to "engineering specifications", they'll all be the same...basically...

Well said Crust.[thumbup]
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Thomse (and anyone else)...I have a "theory" about Epiphone guitars, or the Gibson "family", which includes Epiphone; guitars that are being produced "today". To me, it is obvious that there is "internal competition" between he Chinese/Indonesian/India...wherever "Epiphones" are made...maybe several manufacturing factories and "USA Gibson"... It seems to me that this "healthy competition" between the "master luthiers" is producing some of the finest Epiphone guitars ever produced...presently. Many new models and re-releases of "old favorites"... and the quality of the guitars I have obtained relatively recently is absolutely superb. So, I do believe the Chinese factory workers have "something to prove", and have done just thatmsp_thumbup.gif. Also...who designed the Riviera P93, Wildkat. Emperor Swingster ? That person (imho)should get a raise in pay. The instruments (you have all seen some of he pictures I've posted) are Epiphone exclusive designs...as are other models...Casino, Wilshire ...these guitar are plainly put, "fine instruments" and the Epiphone Les Paul "line" is making some unreal guitars, beautiful works of art in themselves...the "Pro" and "plus top" guitars are all anyone really needs, great guitars for great guitarists.... I do hope the "healthy competition" continues...it only helps all the "guitar builders" that make Gibson/Epiphone guitars just "that much" better... Just a "hunch" as well as a "personal observation". The guitars Epiphone is making, right now, are imho the best value in guitars that the consumer can obtain. Excellent "value" . dig it ? msp_cool.gif Plus, they are just plain fun to playmsp_biggrin.gif

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Here is a photo of the head stock and truss rod cover on an Epiphone Les Paul Special II (LP Special 2). I got that guitar (which I no longer have) at the Boston Guitar Center about 15-20 years ago. Notice no "special" script and the Gibson trc. So yes, an "LP2" is a Gibson, says it right there on the trc......must be worth $2-3000...maybe more...right? Same with your Explorer...right ?msp_lol.gifmsp_glare.gifmsp_laugh.gifmsp_bored.gif

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Thomse (and anyone else)...I have a "theory" about Epiphone guitars, or the Gibson "family", which includes Epiphone; guitars that are being produced "today". To me, it is obvious that there is "internal competition" between he Chinese/Indonesian/India...wherever "Epiphones" are made...maybe several manufacturing factories and "USA Gibson"... It seems to me that this "healthy competition" between the "master luthiers" is producing some of the finest Epiphone guitars ever produced...presently. Many new models and re-releases of "old favorites"... and the quality of the guitars I have obtained relatively recently is absolutely superb. So, I do believe the Chinese factory workers have "something to prove", and have done just thatmsp_thumbup.gif. Also...who designed the Riviera P93, Wildkat. Emperor Swingster ? That person (imho)should get a raise in pay. The instruments (you have all seen some of he pictures I've posted) are Epiphone exclusive designs...as are other models...Casino, Wilshire ...these guitar are plainly put, "fine instruments" and the Epiphone Les Paul "line" is making some unreal guitars, beautiful works of art in themselves...the "Pro" and "plus top" guitars are all anyone really needs, great guitars for great guitarists.... I do hope the "healthy competition" continues...it only helps all the "guitar builders" that make Gibson/Epiphone guitars just "that much" better... Just a "hunch" as well as a "personal observation". The guitars Epiphone is making, right now, are imho the best value in guitars that he consumer can obtain. Excellent "value" . dig it ? msp_cool.gif Plus, they are just plain fun to playmsp_biggrin.gif

You are right i have many epiphones and they just keep getting better they are even putting better strings on them The new epiphones are the gas.[tongue]
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