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Yes they are worth it... I bought a 2nd for $850 about 2 years ago... I put in Gibson 57 Classics and I had the frets leveled to bring the action as low as possible... It makes a great gigging guitar for my jazz band... It's pretty much a 335 with Epiphone written on the headstock instead of gibson...

 

I was just assuming the rise in price was due to them being discontinued ??

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If only I had one of these...

 

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...then I would absolutely head back a couple of years and retrieve one of these...

 

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Sweetwater had a beautiful natural finish Elitist Dot in stock around October/November 2008. I ogled that guitar online again and again, but just didn't have the money at the time...angry-smiley-1651.gif

 

...and, of course, that was the last one they ever had.

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Lord... I assume you don't buy off of Ebay... They sell ones on ebay used for about $1050... You can still have one... And all the ones I have seen off of ebay have been in perfect condition... The sweetwater ones were about $1500 if I remember correctly...

 

Thanks for the tip Cajun, but I have already far exceeded my official Wife Mandated Guitar Quota. Severe ramifications would no doubt ensue in the event of further incursions.

 

I think the last Elitist Dot Sweetwater sold went for $1300. Then they had a Elitist Sheraton for a while at around $1750, which I thought hard about...but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money. Once in a blue moon Sweetwater still seemed to get an Elitist Casino, but I haven't seen one there for months and months and months. They claim to be expecting a sunburst one later this month...but that date just seems to be the latest readjustment...other authorized Epiphone dealers have told me that the Elitist line is definitely dead (Casino included). And the new IBJL Casinos would seem to be the final nail in the coffin for the Elitist Casino, after all...

 

Happily, my 335-esque GAS is fulfilled by my Hagstrom Viking. So I am definitely not in the market for any more guitars...I think...

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"Thanks for the tip Cajun' date=' but I have already far exceeded my official Wife Mandated Guitar Quota. Severe ramifications would no doubt ensue in the event of further incursions."

 

Thanks for that quote Lord Summerisle... it cracked me up. I'm with you on that topic.

 

Sorry to de-rail the thread. I'm out.

 

Dylan

[/quote'] LOL ... I think there are more than a few of us in that boat [cool]

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Hello People, I was reading the posts here and it made me wonder about why the dot i chose at the music store was more than the standard dots. as i posted somewhere in this forum, i went into the store and picked up the 1st dot. as i walked over to the amp section to test it out i notced it was really light and the action was really high (which diddnt bother me too much easy fix) after plugging it in amp and stuff i diddnt feel like i wanted it. it to me felt really cheap and unreliable or something. i looked behind headstock it said made in china which turned me off kinda too. so, i commented about how i wish they had one made in korea my friend runs off and comes back with a korean one. it was heavier than the 1st dot the action was very low and i plugged it in it "talked to me" as they say. totaly much diffrent guitar then the 1st one. i fell in love with it..till i seen the price tag. the 1st one was 399 dollars this one had 799 dollar tag on it. it was few days before xmas i went up front to see if i could negotiate a deal. the guy came around the counter looked at price tag and sold me the guitar threw in a brand new epi hard case free set-up or go over and 2 packs of strings for around 550 dollars all in. i took the deal and never looked back. was there a reason for the price diffrences btw both guitars? sorry for long windedness.

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Well, the general consensus is that the Korean-made Epiphones are usually better built that the Chinese versions. As for the price difference, hard to say what they were up to at that store.

 

Plug the serial number into guitar dater and see what it says about date and place of manufacture: http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx

 

No matter what, a great playing Dot with a hard case, set up, strings, etc. is still a reasonably good deal.

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Just to be clear in case there is some confusion...

 

Korean made dots are up on ebay all the time for $300... Nobody should ever pay more than $400 for one... What we are talking about in this thread are the Elitist Dots which are far better than the Korean and Chinese Dots... And it just so happens they are made in Japan...

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Hey thanx guys for the response. i just put her away about hour ago after playing it for 3-4 hours. i figgure if i did overpay a bit for it im not going to sweat it. it plays beautifully no buzzes on neck and action is excellent and sounds great straghit thru the amp. nothing coming loose or falling off yet lol. i get friends asking me "you paid all that money for the stratocaster howcome you dont play it?" i love my strat dearly but the epi is my go to guitar. never regretted buying it. PLAY ON !!

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