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Hey gang,

Just picked up this cool Special I in Worn TV yellow.

Made a couple of mods which include a black Tusq nut some new pearloid tuners a pick guard and I removed the finish off the neck (Ilike the body color but not on the neck)

If anybody reading this owns a Special I or II, do you have a gap between the heel of the neck and the body?

Like mine has a gap a little less than a 1/4".

The scale length with the gap is 24.75 like it's supposed to be.

Should I shove it in more re-drill and change the scale length?

Here's some pictures.

http://www.use.com/MjaIG

http://www.use.com/MjdN9

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Hey gang,

Just picked up this cool Special I in Worn TV yellow.

Made a couple of mods which include a black Tusq nut some new pearloid tuners a pick guard and I removed the finish off the neck (Ilike the body color but not on the neck)

If anybody reading this owns a Special I or II, do you have a gap between the heel of the neck and the body?

Like mine has a gap a little less than a 1/4".

The scale length with the gap is 24.75 like it's supposed to be.

Should I shove it in more re-drill and change the scale length?

Here's some pictures.

http://www.use.com/MjaIG

http://www.use.com/MjdN9

 

If you shove it in and re drill your guitar will never intonate correctly again, the wrap around tail piece does not have enough adjustment to compensate.

But it's yours to ruin if the gap really bothers you, no one will stop you.

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Thanks.

So do you guys own this guitar and does yours have the gap I speak of?

I'm curious if Epiphone discovered this was the way to get superb resonance.

Cheers

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I don't have a problem with the gap and I gave up thinking about pushing it back to make better contact within the neck pocket.

I was asking if all Epiphone Les Paul Specials have this gap or is mine "special'"

Hopefully someone with one will chime in.

Just curious.

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Thanks for the confirmation Epistrat.

I looked at some Special II's at GC and theirs didn't either.

It sounds good. I'm not going to worry about it.

I think.

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