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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:09 am    Post subject: Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Series Reply with quote

Yeah I know, all Epiphones are inspired by Gibson but it looks like they stepped up their game and added some nice features including a new headstock this new series.

Inspired by Gibson Series 2020


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try the Les Paul Special because it says it has a 50 style fat neck and I don't pretty much care about all the rest of Epiphone guitars(and haven't for 10 years) as they all have the 60s Slim Taper neck. The. Worst. Neck. Ever. Existed. Absolutely unplayable. Period.



I had a 66 Wilshire reissue and it was like 19 mm thick at the first fret and kept being almost as thin all the way to the 12th fret, coupled with a rather wide fingerboard (42.5 at the nut). The guitar looked beautiful but every time I picked it I always thought "What the fuck is this thing and why does my wrist start to get cramps 2 minutes into playing like evrytime?".

Epiphone guitars are intentionally made unplayable garbage to me. Everytime someone talks about "fast necks" I want to take a chair and beat him to death with it. I'd understand if they were intended for children, girls and people with small arms but not with that "adult size" freaking wide fretboard. There's no excuse for that sort of necks imo except to boost the sales of the "real" Gibsons....which nowadays all seem to have Slim Taper necks as well
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
I'd try the Les Paul Special because it says it has a 50 style fat neck and I don't pretty much care about all the rest of Epiphone guitars(and haven't for 10 years) as they all have the 60s Slim Taper neck. The. Worst. Neck. Ever. Existed. Absolutely unplayable. Period.

Not a recent model, but you might want to try a used Epi Firebird Studio. The necks are quite wide, and thicker back to front too.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SG is pretty appealing, especially in Pelham Blue:



£349 in the UK as well! God damn.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been keeping an eye on these. Pretty eager to try one but already heard horror stories regarding QC
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, no DC. The one Gibsony thing I’ve been looking at.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never understood the hate for the Epiphone headstock. This new line looks okay, but I was a big fan of the Tom DeLonge ES-333 which is apparently out of production now. The Firebird might be cool, but I'd prefer a different color. I'm still more excited about the impending Squier Paranormal stuff than anything else out there right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
The SG is pretty appealing, especially in Pelham Blue:



£349 in the UK as well! God damn.


Shit! And me with no job....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
Damn, no DC. The one Gibsony thing I’ve been looking at.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still love the look of the new vibrola SG, will attempt to try one out soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still love the look of the new vibrola SG, will attempt to try one out soon.
same. Really wish it came in any other color tho, even white, black or natural.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately, I am a complete sucker for a cherry (how-much-for-a-faded) SG
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headstock looks exactly the fuckin same. Looks like balls asssss

How is it any different?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squier doesnt have some stupid ass fucked up looking shit headstock, it just has a fender one. This headstock is assballs
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
Squier doesnt have some stupid ass fucked up looking shit headstock, it just has a fender one. This headstock is assballs


Well, Gibson is ridiculous. It doesn't bother me though. The Epiphone headstock is wayyyyy better than the Heritage headstock, and those guitars cost thousands.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can someone show me how this new headstock looks different than the 2019 headstock or the fucking 2018-1990 head stock ?


its the same fucking thing?


its the same fucking thing!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fender has convinced 10'000's of customers to not buy squier guitars because of a fucking sticker on the headstock. that fender quality is somehow better when it obviously isn't on many many models and you are legit paying an extra 100-2000 dollars for a fuckin sticker.



how has gibson not figured out that gibson players aren't going to stop buying gibson les pauls if they make the epiphone headstock shaped like a gibson and put a epiphone sticker on it. that sticker alone is worth a 9000% mark up.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not buying gibson guitars because they are fucking over priced shit. im not buying epiphone because the headstock looks like fuckin shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read this thread and robroes replies are making me laugh way too much. Im sitting in the john trying not to as my wife and kid are sleeping, but man, does the truth hit hard sometimes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
can someone show me how this new headstock looks different than the 2019 headstock or the fucking 2018-1990 head stock ?


its the same fucking thing?


its the same fucking thing!



Old one (right)


New one. They basically got rid of those dumb cuts on the top corners. Really not a big deal, does look nicer though.

I guess they're selling it as "YOU'D NEEDN'T BE ASHAMED OF YOUR CHEAP GUITAR ANY MORE, AS IT ALMOST LOOKS THE SAME AS THE EXPENSIVE CHEAP GUITARS"
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