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How can you really pick a 'best'? My Riviera is the best when I'm playing it, but my IBJL Casino bumps it to second place when I pick it up. Then when I put down the Casino and pick up the Riviera, it becomes the best again. And back and forth it goes.

So I can happily and confidently answer that the Riviera is the best. And so is the Casino.

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Hi guys, thanks for all the replies so far!

 

the outcome is being very interesting! For instance, the LP and ES335 types seem to be all the rage - while other that I'd be interested in, like the Broadway or the Emperors Regent/Swingster didn't cast any votes until now...

 

But I must confess I've been really tempted to buy a LP type, but I don't have a clue so far at what model. I'd like something with traditional humbuckers, a simple setup ... and a black pickguard :-k)

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I am going to go mad and say the LP Special II. That was my first Epi - also my first humbucker'd guitar. Without it I honestly don't know if I would have had the b*lls to get my Epi LP Standard, Studio and Dot.

Good times - good guitar.

7C

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Yeah' date=' I have several "Best" Epi's, really.

 

Here's another one, I really love!

 

MIJ '61 SG Standard (2006...last year they were made)

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;>)

 

CB

 

What a dream of a guitar....one of the best looking SG's for me so far.....But i would change the toggle switch knob into an amber colored one...looks better and more correct....IMO

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I am going to go mad and say the LP Special II. That was my first Epi - also my first humbucker'd guitar. Without it I honestly don't know if I would have had the b*lls to get my Epi LP Standard' date=' Studio and Dot.

Good times - good guitar.

7C

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Same with me.My first one was an Epi LP Jr.(with a humbucker) and after that i was into Strats.But i always was after this rich,warm and fat humbucker tone....Took quiet a long time to accept that it wouldn't work with a singlecoiled Strat...

 

Now i got Sunny:

 

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=208425248&albumID=570193&imageID=23661603

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I've ordered 2 P90 in Melody Maker pickup size for my Epiphone Olympic on Monday afternoon, because I felt at home that the guitar was in need of more bite.

I took it to rehearsal yesterday evening. Meantime, Pete Biltoft from vintagevibeguitars had finished my set of p90 packed them and sent them.

Now I feel stupid, because at rehearse conditions - higher volume, gain, in the band mix, the Olympic sound Awe-so-me! Sparkle, gritty, wide and still very defined. I even felt some twang! So my 64 Coronet is still my fav. But this little not so collectible Olympic changed my life again - and my feelings about "melody maker" pickups.

Damned I love these €piphones!

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