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Mikekefr,

 

Any experience with P-90s?...(there not for everyone)

 

I liked the few that I've played in stores. (although one had a reallllllly bad factory setup)

The finish (in terms of sparkle) seems to very a bit.

 

I have seen them go on sale from time to time.

You thinking of buying one?

 

Willy

just googled one,it looks too much like my epi lp special 2,im mostly after the gold top finish,was just wondering if anyone knew of any other quality gold top lp copies under or around $500

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If you prefer humbuckers, Epiphone has the limited edition Studio Deluxe available in gold:

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-limited-edition-les-paul-studio-deluxe-electric-guitar/581254000001000

 

Doesn't have body and neck binding like the '56, though.

 

Sam Ash has an exclusive '57 Gold Top that has humbuckers for the same price as the '56:

 

http://www.samash.com/p/Epiphone_Les%20Paul%2057%20Goldtop%20Electric%20Guitar_-49951385

 

For a couple bones more you can get the Bonamassa gold top, which is a heck of a guitar for the price (Gibson pickups, long neck tenon and comes with a case):

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-limited-edition-joe-bonamassa-les-paul-electric-guitar/h65655000001000?src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=716621459

 

ESP makes the ESP EC256 LTD Eclipse in worn gold top finish:

 

http://www.samash.com/p/ESP_EC256%20LTD%20Eclipse%20Electric%20Guitar%20%20Aged%20Goldtop_717157?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Solid%20Body%20Electric-_-EC256%20LTD%20Eclipse%20Electric%20Guitar%20%20Aged%20Goldtop-_-EEC256AMG

 

Agile also makes both P90 and humbucker gold tops:

 

http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000prestp90.html

 

http://www.rondomusic.com/al-3000goldhum.html

 

Agiles are exclusively imported by Rondo. They are made in Korea and are generally considered to be very good quality by those who own them.

 

So, there's plenty of gold in them thar hills right now.

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just googled one,it looks too much like my epi lp special 2,im mostly after the gold top finish,was just wondering if anyone knew of any other quality gold top lp copies under or around $500

 

I know your looking for one around $500, but if you are willing to spend a little more, those Gibson LP Studio Tributes can be had at about $850 I think. A couple of people on here have them and seem to really like 'em. Just thought I'd throw that out there....

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If you prefer humbuckers, Epiphone has the limited edition Studio Deluxe available in gold:

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-limited-edition-les-paul-studio-deluxe-electric-guitar/581254000001000

 

Doesn't have body and neck binding like the '56, though.

 

Sam Ash has an exclusive '57 Gold Top that has humbuckers for the same price as the '56:

 

http://www.samash.com/p/Epiphone_Les%20Paul%2057%20Goldtop%20Electric%20Guitar_-49951385

 

For a couple bones more you can get the Bonamassa gold top, which is a heck of a guitar for the price (Gibson pickups, long neck tenon and comes with a case):

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-limited-edition-joe-bonamassa-les-paul-electric-guitar/h65655000001000?src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=716621459

 

ESP makes the ESP EC256 LTD Eclipse in worn gold top finish:

 

http://www.samash.com/p/ESP_EC256%20LTD%20Eclipse%20Electric%20Guitar%20%20Aged%20Goldtop_717157?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Solid%20Body%20Electric-_-EC256%20LTD%20Eclipse%20Electric%20Guitar%20%20Aged%20Goldtop-_-EEC256AMG

 

Agile also makes both P90 and humbucker gold tops:

 

http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000prestp90.html

 

http://www.rondomusic.com/al-3000goldhum.html

 

Agiles are exclusively imported by Rondo. They are made in Korea and are generally considered to be very good quality by those who own them.

 

So, there's plenty of gold in them thar hills right now.

thank you very much,gonna go research all your links

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I just got rid of my Epi 56 Gt reissue and man do I regret it! I loved it , played and sounded great, honestly I only got rid of it in a trade for a brand new casino, I am favoring hollow bodies more these days, if not I would have held onto my 56 for a long, long time!

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I have one of the Epi ebony '56 LP's. Nice guitar. I upgraded PU's, but the stock ones were decent.

 

I have a few guitars with P-90's, and to me, they're pretty bright and thin in the bridge (most P-90's have two A5's, which are bright and midscooped). I change the EQ by putting in warmer magnets, like an A8/A4, which gives it much more body and shaves off the worst of the treble. Only takes a few minutes to change magnets.

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I've got a 1957 VOS Goldtop made in Korea in 1997. The truss rod cover is engraved GIBSON, and it has a pressed metal plate on the back that reads Handcrafted in Korea byEpiphone Nashville TN. And has an engraved serial number. I traced mine to the Uh Sung factory and it was the 57th guitar made in July of 1997. I'll try to get some more photos of it up soon. These were discontinued a few years ago and came with Gibson pickups installed.

 

 

 

 

 

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I have a gold sparkletop Epi LP Standard, Limited Edition (MIK, 1994 I think), with a Bigsby. I think it's the only guitar I have that I've never messed with. Needs a good nut, but otherwise it really is excellent (humbuckers). I've seen these on ebay sometimes, usually from $400-850, rarely with a Bigsby. Not everybody likes that metalflake finish, but believe me the audience always loves it, and always more than my "good" guitars.

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Oh really? Maybe from just looking at the photo you can tell me what I saw when I had the strings removed on it to replace a cracked pickup ring? Yes I had to buy a Gibson ring to fit it, because the cheap ones don't line up with the older Korean guitars. Yes a set of Gibson made pickups 50SR and 60ST. Just like the ones that Epi used to put in the Korean SG models. I don't know when they discontinued them, but I know that a lot of people think that all Epi are the same. The Korean ones were far better made than the new ones are. I bought this at a major guitar chain, and then went to a local Gibson dealer to get the pickup ring. When I walked in and showed her what I got she turned it over, saw the neck plate and asked "How much did you pay for this?" When I told her what I paid she knew that I got it at Guitar Center. I told her I needed a pickup ring and new strings. She wasn't busy and offered to do it for me for $20.00 and then she took the strings off, removed the ring and took out the pickup. Then she said. "Here is what they cost now new, and pulled a set of 57 classics out of her case.

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I had one of the Epi 56' Goldtops and I loved it! I sold it but only because I was getting a VOS Gibson Custom Shop Goldtop. After I got the Gibby I still wanted a goldtop with P90's. Well, lo and behold I walked into my buddies shop and he had one of the Gibson Goldtop Tributes for $850. I asked him to hold it and 4 days later I went back and got it. Here is the only pic I have of the goldtops right now.

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