dreamingGibson Posted November 14, 2021 Report Share Posted November 14, 2021 (edited) So, I have a list called “Affordable Unicorns”. This is a list of guitars from different manufacturers from specific years of productions which I really like. They dont cost a lot, sometimes they do when they’re in pretty good condition, but they’re tough to find! At very near the top of the list is this, One of the rare reissues from Epiphone, Peerless Factory made in 1997. Ive been looking for one close to 4 years already!!! It’s one of the very first batch due to have a Single side-dot inlay on the 12th fret.. then some key features I like are; small F-hole and most importantly they got it right with the body shape and Florentine cutaway which is very close to Gibsons. I love Florentine cutaways and this has the more beautiful fish-hook shape than the second version (bigger f-hole) and the Premium one. Body depth is thinner and knob placements are not correct for this model, well, you cant have everything. Hehe. The consolation is the pickups have been changed to standard Lollar P90’s which sounds great! Rosewood fretboard is outstanding and not cheap looking! Resonance and overall feel is close the Gibson, but my 330 takes the cake for the overall build quality and feels better. Both put together well. The neck feels nice and fast. Its very rare to find one let alone, one in excellent condition with a price thats not bloated out of this world. So i think I got lucky with this one! Cleaned and oiled the fretboard, and polished the frets! Now it plays EVEN better! and the common sickness among P90 dog ear pickups! The volume balance between neck and bridge!! Good thing I still have spare shims from Lollar for my 330. that’s better! Bridge pickup is now rocking. Edited November 14, 2021 by dreamingGibson 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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