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Fall 2020 Models Revealed

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American Musical has new Fall 2020 models available on their site:

Emperor Swingster (Delta Blue Metallic, Forest Green Metallic)

Wilshire (Cherry, Ebony)

Coronet (Cherry, Ebony)

Crestwood Custom (Cherry, Polaris White)

Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

Riviera (Sparkling Burgundy, Royal Tan)

1959 Les Paul Standard (Aged Dark Burst, Aged Dark Cherry Burst)

Exclusive 1959 Les Paul Standard (Aged Southern Fade)

USA Casino (Royal Tan, Vintage Burst

Nancy Wilson Fanatic

Like the USA Texan and Casino, which have the 1963 and earlier headstock, the other historic models are using an early headstock which Gibson inherited from New York/Philadelphia Epiphone parts.

At NAMM, some Casinos had chrome covers and some had black, leading to some questions - it turns out, the Royal Tan gets chrome, while Vintage Burst gets black.

They also have some new exclusives:

Casino (Worn Ebony, Worn Blue Denim, Worn Olive Drab) - at a shockingly-low $450.

ES-335 (Iced Tea, Olive Drab Green)

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On 10/26/2020 at 5:04 PM, Matt4356 said:

Nice, got to find space for a riviera now!

I had just watched an older Riviera on an auction site a few days earlier.

I'm almost definitely buying a Wilshire. I wish they did the white finish on it. The only way I'm not is if I can play a Crestwood and like it better.

I wish I had a reason to buy one of the exclusive Casinos. I want that Worn Olive Drab version, but there's no reason to have that as well as my Korean Casino and the new USA version I'm buying as soon as it comes in.

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On 10/30/2020 at 6:27 PM, mgrasso said:

Seems like they removed the pages on some. Cannot locate the Riveriera.

 

Interesting. The Wilshire, Coronet, Crestwood, and Riviera - all of what might be an Epiphone Originals collection, except the USA Casino that had already been announced - were removed.

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GEARNEWS Article... Epiphone USA Casino and more coming..... 

 The USA Casino ready to order at American Music Supply for $2699.00 ...... Expected Jan 12 2021.

Epiphone-USA-Casino-in-Vintage-Burst.jpg

and the Exclusive run Epiphone ES335 for $549 at American Music.... Expected Dec 10 2020.

Epiphone-ES-335.jpg

New Style Headstock at MusicZoo Epiphone ES335 in-stock for $549 Vintage Sunburst.

New Style Headstock in MusicZoo New Arrivals Epiphone ES339 in-stock for $499.

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Hi all,

I asked in another thread but saw this thread here where it may be appropo to ask: does anyone know if these new Epis have scarf joints? I tried to look at some photos and it's a little difficult to see and maybe I'm fantasizing but... I can't see any?!?

https://i.imgur.com/uv05VvU.png

https://i.imgur.com/OkGXmjs.png

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17 hours ago, fazeka said:

Hi all,

I asked in another thread but saw this thread here where it may be appropo to ask: does anyone know if these new Epis have scarf joints? I tried to look at some photos and it's a little difficult to see and maybe I'm fantasizing but... I can't see any?!?

https://i.imgur.com/uv05VvU.png

https://i.imgur.com/OkGXmjs.png

My new 339 below has a very nicely done scarf joint which is well concealed, it is right under the QC label. Scarf joints tend to be stronger through the break angle than solid wood, which  Gibson has used on some models with unusual headstocks. I think that once the stock of necks with other headstocks for pre existing models gets used up they would likely return to one piece necks.

Note: that the previous models with clipped ear or more ornate headstocks did not have scarf joints.

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My other new Epiphone below doesn't appear to have one, being a new model its likely it doesn't. I will find out in about a week when it arrives..

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10 hours ago, fazeka said:

Huh, that picture of your new Epiphone looks a lot like the photo I have in that other thread:

Which came from this website:

https://www.themusiczoo.com/products/epiphone-wilshire-p-90-cherry?variant=32733810819151

You bought the Music Zoo Wilshire?

Yep, one of them, they have more..

Note: Gibson and Epiphone bridge parts are not compatible, Gibson is SAE and Epiphone is metric. The Wilshire's volume and tone pots are full sized CTS like Gibson The tuning keys are compatible size with the Gibson Kluson style. Personally I prefer the sound  of the Epiphone P90 Pro's over the current Gibsons and I think they also seem to be less effected by line noise.

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