Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
mihcmac

Original Design Epiphone

Recommended Posts

Ok so this is an Inspired by Gibson 339 not original Epiphone design, but just had to put it in here..

 

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My modified new Inspired by Gibson ES-339 with the new headstock, C profile neck, Grover Rotomatic tuners, CTS pots, I replaced the Epiphone USA Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers with HB sized Mean 90's and added a Les Trem II..

UcqGuWz.jpg

It has a wonderful feeling fret board and sounds incredible..

Edited by mihcmac
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, mihcmac said:

My modified new Inspired by Gibson ES-339 with the new headstock, C profile neck, Grover Rotomatic tuners, CTS pots, I replaced the Epiphone USA Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers with HB sized Mean 90's and added a Les Trem II..

UcqGuWz.jpg

It has a wonderful feeling fret board and sounds incredible..

That looks fantastic. Very nice mods. Did those P-90s drop right in? I'd like to do that with an IBG ES-335.

Red 333

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Red 333 said:

That looks fantastic. Very nice mods. Did those P-90s drop right in? I'd like to do that with an IBG ES-335.

Red 333

Yes they do, they are a direct HB replacement from Guitar Fetish.

black_kph47_thumbnail.jpg

They also come in Nickel and Chrome..

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm useless at posting links but richtonemusic.co.uk has the burgundy and tan Riviera in stock! £599. 

I am literally about to buy a Gibson Les Paul Special TV yellow tomorrow, I've always wanted a riviera with mini hums and freq tailpeice.  I was hoping to just get the Gibson and deal with gas for the riviera in a few months when I thought they would appear. Dilemma!

They also have some interesting new colours in the casino, worn ebony and denim? I hadn't seen anything about these new colours.

Edited by Matt4356
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Epiphone ES-335 and ES-339

 

Note: it seems these come with 2 wire Epiphone USA Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers and CTS pots.

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much!

On 11/23/2020 at 9:28 PM, mihcmac said:

Yes they do, they are a direct HB replacement from Guitar Fetish.

black_kph47_thumbnail.jpg

They also come in Nickel and Chrome..

Thanks so much!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Red 333 said:

Thanks so much!

My favorite is the GFS Mean 90's but they also come as Dream 90's which also sound really good but not quite as hot.

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/25/2020 at 12:38 PM, mihcmac said:

My favorite is the GFS Mean 90's but they also come as Dream 90's which also sound really good but not quite as hot.

Thanks to your post, I read up on them earlier. The Mean 90s do seem better suited to me. Thanks so much for your help and suggestions. Happy Thanksgiving.

Edited by Red 333
misused apostrophe.
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got to play it a little today, so far everything is good. A few of my concerns before buying were laid to rest after actually seeing it. 

No veneer, the body is 2 blocks of mahogany with the seam exactly down the middle.

No scarf joint, the neck is one piece except for the wings on the headstock like a Gibson.

OV3h0O7.jpg

My new 339 was monopolizing all of my time, until the 59 style Wilshire got here. I love this rounded C profile neck and with no access restriction all the way to fret 22.

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/3/2020 at 7:34 PM, steve@steveharr said:

bring back the Olympic, the one that looks like a double cut LP. I have a 63 epiphone Olympic, and I love it, and so do all the people who have played it.

The Olympics used a lot of different body designs like the Coronet/Wilshire/Crestwood bodies, including the Olympic below that used the Melody Maker DC body.

l4vdremoeaqrdcalo3xz.jpg

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I played the Wilshire and Crestwood a few weeks ago. I'm planning to buy a Wilshire when they get the red one in.

What is anyone using for the case? Epiphone's product page lists the SG case, but a Sweetwater rep recommended a generic rectangular Fender-style case. My local store thinks they have one of the 2009 reissue cases hidden somewhere, but if that doesn't turn up, I need something else.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, pohatu771 said:

I played the Wilshire and Crestwood a few weeks ago. I'm planning to buy a Wilshire when they get the red one in.

What is anyone using for the case? Epiphone's product page lists the SG case, but a Sweetwater rep recommended a generic rectangular Fender-style case. My local store thinks they have one of the 2009 reissue cases hidden somewhere, but if that doesn't turn up, I need something else.

Sweetwater may not have Epiphone SG cases. I ordered an aftermarket Musicians Gear SGS case that is on its way because I now have 4 guitars that fit in my 2 SG cases.

The official designated case for the Crestwood, Wilshire or the Coronet is an SG case. So I have an Epiphone Deluxe SG Case that it fits quite nicely in (with little extra head room), or a Gibson Deluxe SG Case that the body fits a little snugger..

oROaH5I.jpg

So the Wilshire is a little shorter in overall length than an SG, but the neck length is the same.

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, pohatu771 said:

You don't have a Telecaster, do you? I think these are roughly the size of a double-cutaway Telecaster, but I haven't been able to try a case.

Yes I do have a Tele that fits in my Epiphone SG case but not in my Gibson SG case which is too tight on the body..

gy4BvNc.jpg

So I guess this could also mean that the Wilshire, Coronet and Crestwood could fit in a Tele case, as long as the headstock is supported correctly.

Edited by mihcmac

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sent this new Ebony Coronet to a friend of mine, that is leaning against my old Ampeg with my friends Classic 50 driving it. 

YgVyEGQ.jpg

He said it sounds Killer through this rig..

Edited by mihcmac
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, mihcmac said:

I sent this new Ebony Coronet to a friend of mine, that is leaning against my old Ampeg with my friends Classic 50 driving it. 

YgVyEGQ.jpg

He said it sounds Killer through this rig..

 

Good friends and good guitars are what we all need this year. Nice.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...