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Sometimes I tak to reminiscing about all the guitars I've had. How many Epiphones have you owned? And how many do you own now.

 

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I currently own 6 Epiphones:

 

2 Standard Casinos (Unsung and China modded to look like Lennon's)

1 EJ-160e (1997 Peerless)

1 Dot Deluxe Tobacco Sunburst(Saien)

1 Riviera VCSB (1997 Peerless)

1 PR Acoustic

 

I have owned the following:

 

4 Epiphone Casinos (3 Peerless VCSB 97,96,96, 1 Peerless CH)

1 Epiphone Samick Sheraton NA

1 Epiphone 97 Peerless Riviera VCSB

3 Epiphone Dots (2 NA and 1 CH)

2 EJ-160e (One Indonesia, One China)

1 1957 RI Les Paul Jr

1 70s ET-278 Black and White

1 Elitist Les Paul Standard Tobacco Sunburst (Beautiful)

 

20 in total. Some pictures of my Epiphones through the years...

 

Semi-Hollows

 

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ET-278

 

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Elitist Les Paul

 

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My first EJ-160e

 

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One of the few pictures of my LP Jr

 

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My first Casino

 

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My Rivieras (Only kept one of them unfortunately)

 

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My second EJ-160e (preferred the Vintage Cherry SB but doesnt look as good for Beatles so bought a Gibson)

 

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My JL style Casinos with my other Beatles guitars

 

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Okay, fine -- after that collection we'll all look puny, but life is what you make it.

I had a nice Korean Sheraton and sold it years ago. I have a Korean Dot with VintageVibe Charlie Christian pickups, a Korean Limited Edition LP Standard (gold sparkletop and Bisgby), and a controversial Genesis bass (from who knows when, made who knows where -- no reply from Gibson, yet). They're all good, and I sure wish I had a Casino or Riviera.....

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Okay, fine -- after that collection we'll all look puny, but life is what you make it.

I had a nice Korean Sheraton and sold it years ago. I have a Korean Dot with VintageVibe Charlie Christian pickups, a Korean Limited Edition LP Standard (gold sparkletop and Bisgby), and a controversial Genesis bass (from who knows when, made who knows where -- no reply from Gibson, yet). They're all good, and I sure wish I had a Casino or Riviera.....

 

I did a lot of buying and selling when I was at University. Sometimes selling one guitar only to buy a very similar one when I had the money again or snapping up bargains and selling them on when the time was right. Most of them just sat about the house unfortunately becuase my Casino has always been my number 1 but played the dot deluxe for a year when my casino was stolen. Often the other guitarist in my band would play one of my electrics that was sitting about spare.

 

I would love to see a dot with CC pickups!

 

There are definitely members on here that have collections that eclipse my low budget history. Red333's elitists come to mind... [thumbup]

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All the Epiphones I've ever owned are still in my possession. In order of acquisition:

 

2001 Joe Pass Emperor II (Samick)

2001 Casino (Peerless)

2001 Wildkat (Samick)

1997 Broadway (Peerless)

1999 B.B. King Lucille (Peerless?)

1997 Sorrento (Peerless)

2003 Jack Casady Bass (Samick)

Blues Custom 30 amp

2004 Elitist Broadway (Terada)

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I love your Beatle guitars Clarkuss and hope to amass the same models myself some day.I have 6 Epis:1. JL '65 Casino-one of the first 50 2. '08 natural Casino 3. JL EJ-160-E 4. G-400 Custom 5. Les Paul Traditional Pro 6. CS sunburst Firebird V. Sorry but I don't have the computer know-how to download pix.

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My only current guitars are all epiphones!

1. IBJL revoution Casino

2. Elitist Sheraton (an old forum members I believe)

3. AJ500 masterbuilt acoustic

 

in the past I've owned :-

2 x matsumoku casinos in wine red (1 with a bigbsy)

1x matsumoku casino in antique sunburst

1 x '61 ltd ed casino in royal tan finish (foolishly sold)

2 x elitist casinos

1 x Korean casino vs

1 x matsumoku '84 riviera - the guitar I regret selling the most but financial circumstances at the time forced it

1 x elitist riviera cherry

1 x riviera 12 string cherry

1 x '65 Lennon USA casino

1 x Korean Sheraton natural

1 x matsumoku Sheraton vs with bigsby

1 x les Paul standard - my first nice guitar

 

this is the first time I've made a list of these, I'm really wishing I'd still got half of them!

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I don't own any Epiphones currently--with all the guitars I've had in the last 50 years (jeez, I'm getting to be an old dude!), only one's been an Epiphone. In late '73 I bought an Gibson-made Epiphone Broadway from the original owner, who said he bought it new in '61 or '62. Natural finish, two mini-humbuckers, rosewood bridge and fingerboard. Somebody had done some minor mods on it at some point, as it had gold Schaller tuners on it--the originals would have been tulip-button nickel Klusons--and the neck pickup had been turned around; the two-pickup combination was out of phase! Which was kind of cool, as I could get varying degrees of "out-of-phase-ness" by adjusting the relative levels with the volume controls, but I'd have liked to have had the normal in-phase setting too. In '74 I traded it and $150 for a '59 Telecaster. Somewhere I've actually got a pic of the Epi--I was in a band called Cut 'N' Strut from '73 through about mid-'75, and I had it in our promo shot. If I can find it, I'll try to figure out how to post it.

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I love your Beatle guitars Clarkuss and hope to amass the same models myself some day.I have 6 Epis:1. JL '65 Casino-one of the first 50 2. '08 natural Casino 3. JL EJ-160-E 4. G-400 Custom 5. Les Paul Traditional Pro 6. CS sunburst Firebird V. Sorry but I don't have the computer know-how to download pix.

 

I'm getting a 325c58 MG in May with all the Lennon mods and I've got my eye on a Les Paul Jr Lennon project and a Fool J-160e but I also want to convert my Epi EJ-160e into a Gibson lookalike with a headstock reshape and a refinish to match John's 2nd Jumbo. The J-160e I've got is great for the early sound but doesn't hold up as well for the Help/Rubber Soul period stuff when the acoustics sound more acousticy.

 

My only current guitars are all epiphones!

1. IBJL revoution Casino

2. Elitist Sheraton (an old forum members I believe)

3. AJ500 masterbuilt acoustic

 

in the past I've owned :-

2 x matsumoku casinos in wine red (1 with a bigbsy)

1x matsumoku casino in antique sunburst

2 x elitist casinos

1 x Korean casino vs

1 x matsumoku '84 riviera - the guitar I regret selling the most but financial circumstances at the time forced it

1 x elitist riviera cherry

1 x riviera 12 string cherry

1 x '65 Lennon USA casino

1 x Korean Sheraton natural

1 x matsumoku Sheraton vs with bigsby

1 x les Paul standard - my first nice guitar

 

this is the first time I've made a list of these, I'm really wishing I'd still got half of them!

 

That is an impressive list of guitars!! I am dying to get a Lennon 65 and Rev Casino as well as an Elitist Sheraton

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How many Epiphones have you owned?

 

Two ... '99 AJ18SNA aooustic and a '07 Honeyburst LP Std+top

 

 

 

 

 

And how many do you own now.

 

Two ...same as above :)

 

Wellllllll, ........perhaps I could say 5, as the post title question is worded as "Epiphones" ...have 3 Epi amps as well - a crappy lil 15w ss amp w/ 6" speaker, a Valve Jr combo (version one, complete with hum and buzz they're known for....too lazy to rectify it, as it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling harkening back to my youth, growing up learning on a buzzy old Ampeg 5 watt tuber), and a V Jr head and cab (final version). ;)

 

I'm pleased with my humble collection (have one other electric, w/ single coils)...pleased with my Epis - they are what they are. My acoustic is interesting looking...it's a natural finish, has been out on a stand for most of it's life, and late last year the glue holding the pickguard started giving up the ghost...so I peeled it off, cleaned the residue off, and MAN, has the natural finish gotten darker over the years - where the guard was is now a patch of perfectly guard-shaped original color finish....I call it the ghost guard look...heh..I like it enough to not even consider putting another on :) Yeah, yeah, pics ..... perhaps I could get some one of these days when I remember to get the camera outta Mrs Fuelish's purse (dunno why she carries it around with her constantly, usually w/ a ded battery.....dames, go figure :) )

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Aside from the current four in my signature, I've owned three Sheraton IIs, a Dot, and a Kalamazoo built Cortez (purchased in the '70s), which was a clone of the Gibson B25. Lots of good stuff coming out these days, in particular the models with Gibson pickups!

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I think about six..........With a MUST HAVE Epi list of at least eight more............[thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup] .....

LOL...I wouldn't mind a few more different Epis, but my "must have" list consists of the Wildkat - played one a couple times, and have wanted it badly ever since....unfortunately, going back to school precludes any major gear purchases for a couple of years, here... :(

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Let's see.

 

My first Epi was a 1971 FT-135 000 acoustic. Long gone.

 

Now I have:

 

1975 Ft-135 - modded

1975 FT-165 - modded & in the shop

1999 Epi Les Paul Deluxe gold

2000 Epi Les Paul Deluxe red sparkel

2000 Epi Les Paul Deluxe blue sparkel

1995 Epi Dot natura - modded and in the shop

2005 Mandobrid IV gold

2005 Mangobird IV Seafoam Green

1990 Epi S-300 red

2010? Epi Willshire Pro (in transit) white

 

 

So the total is - 10 Epiphones

 

for pictures see:

 

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/81694-epiphone-les-paul-deluxe-mods-a-la-pete-townsend/

 

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/76696-any-s-series-experts-out-there/

 

OK, here's one shot of my S-300 (it's a work in progress):

 

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As of right now I own an Elitist Tak Matsumoto, Elitist Les Paul Standard Plus, Elite Sheraton, Elitist Casino, Elitist Broadway, Elitist Byrdland, Blues Custom 30 amp, Masterbilt AJ 500r, Masterbilt Ukulele

 

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My first Epiphone was a mid 90's Sheraton II which I sold off some years ago. I've also parted with an Emperor Regent, Elitist Dot and a Masterbilt DR 500ra. I am selling my Elitist Les Pauls at the moment as I really never use them.

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