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even though I have only seen pictures. I've only had my reg Broadway for a couple weeks?

 

Of course there don't seem to be any for sale either.

Would look to fill an obvious hole in the Gibson lineup.

 

BTW what is a DOT guitar?

 

Well, I have a stamped USED Broadway Elitist with some nice upgrades.

I might be interested to part with it as I play my Joe Pass and my own custom made

LP types more now than I play it. PM me if you want to discuss it further.

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Cajun Blues wrote:

The difference between a Casino and a Dot is the Dot has a center block (usually made of Maple).... And the Casino is a true hollow guitar...

 

...AND the pickups, man! The Casino has P-90 single coils, the Dot has humbuckers, which are crucial to the distinctive sound of each. Also the Dot neck joins the body at the 19th fret while the Casino joins at the 16th or 17th, depending on the version. While this gives the Dot better upper fret access, it also gives the Casino more stability, more like a jazzbox.

 

They may look similar, but are two VERY different guitars.

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Yes, there were some things I forgot to mention about the casino... The P90's would be one thing that should have not been left out...

 

But about the broadway... I am mainly a Jazz player... And we are known to have a love affair with huge full hollowbody guitars... But, for some reason, I really don't like them... Just a personal preference I guess... And I get better (I think) jazz sounds out of my Gibson Les Paul Custom, ES-137, and Epi Elitist Dot... Since I play in a big band, I need to be very load during solos... With a hollow body, feedback becomes a real issue... And I am not a fan of putting tape over my holes etc...

 

But the broadway is an excellent choice for a big hollowbody... If that is what you have your heart set on..

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Well, everyone has to have SOMEONE, to "Blame!" So...Blame away! We can take it!

Good luck, on your acquisition, too...whenever you find one. In the meantime...take a

look at a nice Sheraton! Amazing guitars...and a must have, for any solid citizen of the

Epiphone family (and/or forums). ;>)

 

Here's another peek, at my AIUSA version, just to get you in the mood! (Smile)....any

excuse to post photos of my "baby!" (I know..."Shameless!" ;>))

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Amazing tone, and plenty of "Bling," too!

 

CB

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Charlie:

 

Dang .... over 5000 posts !! That's an average of over 7 posts/day from when you fist signed up...

 

Anyway.. I love the miniBuckers on that Sheraton... I recall having a Riviera with Epi MiniBuckers... And they were pretty good pickups... I can't say the same for their full humbuckers...

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Well' date=' I have a stamped USED Broadway Elitist with some nice upgrades.

I might be interested to part with it as I play my Joe Pass and my own custom made

LP types more now than I play it. PM me if you want to discuss it further. [/quote']

 

this post angers me greatly and only pics will make it ok. not that i need one, though. but i've been saving up to move out to a new place, and i kinda get a little gassy when i make such an effort to save. saving money means staying home, which means more hanging out on the computer, which means more gas.

 

but yes, i came this close to buying an elitist broadway once. but i wanted something with a bigsby and was afraid to mutilate a broadway. that search eventually led to a gretsch-- same factory! but sometimes i wish it was a little darker, and a little jazzier...

 

believe it or don't, ive spent a lot of time lately looking at old, old, old epi broadways and emperors and the like. no real reason. they are just so pretty. i don't even like old nitro guitars, but man...

 

charlie- i love the minute differences between the usa and elitist sheraton. i spotted a different trc, pickguard "e", blue label, and perhaps most tellingly, a slightly flatter/mattier nitro finish. and i think the headstock is slightly different, but i could be wrong.

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this post angers me greatly and only pics will make it ok. not that i need one' date=' though. but i've been saving up to move out to a new place, and i kinda get a little gassy when i make such an effort to save. saving money means staying home, which means more hanging out on the computer, which means more gas.

 

but yes, i came this close to buying an elitist broadway once. but i wanted something with a bigsby and was afraid to mutilate a broadway. that search eventually led to a gretsch-- same factory! but sometimes i wish it was a little darker, and a little jazzier...

 

believe it or don't, ive spent a lot of time lately looking at old, old, old epi broadways and emperors and the like. no real reason. they are just so pretty. i don't even like old nitro guitars, but man...

 

[b']charlie- i love the minute differences between the usa and elitist sheraton. i spotted a different trc, pickguard "e", blue label, and perhaps most tellingly, a slightly flatter/mattier nitro finish. and i think the headstock is slightly different, but i could be wrong.

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You're not mistaken. The headstock (wider at the top bout, and a less "peaked" open book outline),

and other appointments, are like the original Kalamazoo USA versions, of the 60's. The Elitist, has

the more subtle hour-glass headstock, but, with the Sheraton binding and inlay. AIUSA versions have

Nitro finishes, and blue labels. They were (basically) over-runs, of John Lee Hooker models, sold without

the JLH TRC or signature pickguard.

 

I did change the stock kidney bean turning key buttons, for the "Imperial" buttons (just the buttons,

and not the actual tuners) for my own aesthetic reasons.

 

CB

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