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Here's Ernest Tubb and his boys. I count three Epis here. The fellow behind Ernie's left shoulder may be playing a Broadway as you can just make out a bit of his frequensator tailpiece there,

 

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Ricardo Bre Guitrist of funk group Zapp plays my epiphone bonamassa , and a wildcat , and a 335 pro

ann wilson (heart) plays a epiphone ultra3

gary clark jr. plays his model and casinos

i play a epiphone(and all the music) for rap group funkdoobiest on song california funk (on you tube:funkdoobiest california funk)

Joe Bonamassa plays his epiphone every now and then (on you tube: JOE bonamassa ryman auditorium 4/16 "slow train" pelham blue epi

matt healy of trivium stills plays his 7 string epi post-65143-082879200 1438396337_thumb.jpg

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AXS channel had an interview with Dwight Yoakum the other night, they showed a picture of him playing an Epi but I didn't catch the model.

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AXS channel had an interview with Dwight Yoakum the other night, they showed a picture of him playing an Epi but I didn't catch the model.

 

probably a Casino. he's either playing it or a Gibson acoustic anytime you see him.

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"Captain" Kirk Douglas of "Roots" (who is now on Jimmy Fallon's show).

 

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Jeffery, is this the Epiphone that "Prince" asked to borrow, from Kirk, then proceeded to tosh it in the air,

and bust it up, when he was finished playing it? Seems I heard about, or read that, somewhere?

 

CB

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Jeffery, is this the Epiphone that "Prince" asked to borrow, from Kirk, then proceeded to tosh it in the air,

and bust it up, when he was finished playing it? Seems I heard about, or read that, somewhere?

 

CB

You're right! Prince trashed his Epiphone! What a schmuck! Epiphone offered its condolences, and Douglas bought a red reissue of the guitar. That would not have been enough for me!

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I saw Warren Haynes last night and he pulled out what I'm fairly certain was an Elitist Riviera 12-string. It's not listed on his web page's gear guide but its appearance matches what I see on the Epiphonewiki.com page.

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Tommy Thayer Kiss newest member - either that or he's one hell of a liar but since I own one and it frickin rocks, why WOULDNT he play it????!

Glad to hear this from so many, with regards to the Tommy Thayer model. My GAS bubble is about to burst on this model...maybe this afternoon!?! [thumbup]

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Glad to hear this from so many, with regards to the Tommy Thayer model. My GAS bubble is about to burst on this model...maybe this afternoon!?! [thumbup]

...and burst it did! [woot]

 

Just ordered the Tommy Thayer White Lightning a little after making this initial post. I'm not a huge fan of white Les Pauls in general, but for some reason, this one really struck a chord with me (no pun intended) from the moment I fist saw her. Since she first came out, I've yet to find a single bad review from owners of this model, much like the case with the 60's Tribute Plus line.

 

...and for the record, Tommy Thayer has been with KISS longer than any other lead guitarist, even Ace. I know a lot of "fan boys" hate on him, but Tommy's a pretty cool guy. I actually know Ace, and he really is a bit of a **** in person.

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...and burst it did! [woot]

 

Just ordered the Tommy Thayer White Lightning a little after making this initial post. I'm not a huge fan of white Les Pauls in general, but for some reason, this one really struck a chord with me (no pun intended) from the moment I fist saw her. Since she first came out, I've yet to find a single bad review from owners of this model, much like the case with the 60's Tribute Plus line.

 

...and for the record, Tommy Thayer has been with KISS longer than any other lead guitarist, even Ace. I know a lot of "fan boys" hate on him, but Tommy's a pretty cool guy. I actually know Ace, and he really is a bit of a **** in person.

Hmmm? I guess you can't say **** here? [unsure]

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I realize Rancid are listed on the endorsement page, but he's one who wasn't just a magazine endorsement. Pretty much all of their videos and live shows from that era that's what he was playing.

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I think it is a reissue Sheraton too. I have seen, in other shots of him playing that guitar that it has Seymour Duncan mini hums in it...

 

 

Pretty sure it was the Re-Issue Sheraton, I remember I ordered one in that color, can't remember why I cancelled it now.

 

I love the color on that guitar

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Alabama Shakes guitarist uses a white Sheraton.

 

Never heard of Alabama Shakes before reading this thread... THANK YOU!

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if you had guitars HANDED to you......would you take the epi over the gibson? honestly?

 

I've owned a couple of Gibson V's in the past, and never got on with them. Too heavy, and the balance was all off for me. Then I found an Epi V (made in the Saein Plant in 2003, according to Guitar Dater), and I flogged the Gibson and never looked back. The Epi is way lighter, the neck is great (just needed a little light fret dressing), and even the stock pups sound good. But the other good thing was that as it cost me the square root of naff-all, I didn't mind drilling some new holes to re-position the strap buttons to make the balance near-perfect. So, no Gibson V for me, thank you very much!

 

Cheers,

 

H.

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