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Post: # 1426751Post Bacchus »

Looking for opinions on the state of current SGs from Epiphone. I know someone who is about to pull the trigger on one of these:

http://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPI14B8 ... e-Metallic

The most important thing is that it's gorgeous. This series looks fab, classic Gibson shapes in metallic colours.

Anything to be worried about?
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Iff it's good enough for Kelly Jones...
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Post: # 1426753Post Freddy V-C »

My only experience of recent Epiphones is the Les Paul SL I bought last year, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how well that one played straight out of the box (immediately miles ahead of the shed Tele, which is a big part of why I sold the shed Tele considering it played worse than a £99 guitar). Is it a student of yours buying this? I'm guessing they don't have any way of playing it in person first?

I gotta say I'm kind of gassing for the purple and green ones.
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Post: # 1426754Post lorez »

some of those colours look so lovely
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Post: # 1426755Post sunshiner »

I have no idea how good they are but they do look incredible. The description says they have a "Custom C" neck profile, have no fucking idea what that means but if it's C, I already like it.
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Post: # 1426756Post dezb1 »

Black and red ones won't sound as good as the rest as they're $50 cheaper
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Post: # 1426757Post Doog »

benecol wrote:Iff it's good enough for Kelly Jones...
THEY TOLD ME YOU MISSED SCHOOOOOOOOOOL TODAY




The pink reminds of some 2000s-ass lipgloss, which is definitely a nice aesthetic
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Doog wrote:
benecol wrote:Iff it's good enough for Kelly Jones...
THEY TOLD ME YOU MISSED SCHOOOOOOOOOOL TODAY




The pink reminds of some 2000s-ass lipgloss, which is definitely a nice aesthetic
Sorry, on what part of the body is this lipgloss worn?
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Post: # 1426781Post Doog »

I fucking KNEW someone was going to say that; jesus, DAD
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Post: # 1426786Post sunshiner »

Ass lips
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Post: # 1426964Post Doog »

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LOADS of clearance brands, including those new Epiphones we were chatting about: http://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-dept ... :&pageSize:&
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Post: # 1426968Post sunshiner »

The Scarlet Red for 299 Ls is almost as good as an ass lips one
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Post: # 1426969Post Doog »

Not quite, though
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Post: # 1426970Post Bacchus »

Oh, some bargains to be had there.
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Post: # 1426974Post dots »

lovely color.

i've always dug the aesthetics of the sg. the problem is when i pick one up, it never feels right to me. i don't know if it's the thin body, the neck, the combination of the two, but it just doesn't hug me bag like a mustang does. i've tried it a few times over the years, thinking this time will be different, and it doesn't matter if it's an american build, a gibson, an epiphone, vintage, or whathaveyou -- something is missing.

but damn, the one in the OP is beautiful and probably sounds incredible.
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Post: # 1426975Post Bacchus »

dots wrote:lovely color.

i've always dug the aesthetics of the sg. the problem is when i pick one up, it never feels right to me. i don't know if it's the thin body, the neck, the combination of the two, but it just doesn't hug me bag like a mustang does. i've tried it a few times over the years, thinking this time will be different, and it doesn't matter if it's an american build, a gibson, an epiphone, vintage, or whathaveyou -- something is missing.

but damn, the one in the OP is beautiful and probably sounds incredible.
Aye, me too. It feels light, but not in a nice way to me. Flimsy feeling.
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Post: # 1426978Post plopswagon »

I was actually surprised how comfy the SG I tried out was, but it was from the chunky neck era.
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Post: # 1426985Post sunshiner »

SGs and similar "long neck" guitars do feel flimsy. To me people who can pull off rocking SGs are either pedants who carry a towel in the case to clean the guitar after playing and who can take a really good care of the instrument, or bashers who would abuse it, yet it would work no matter what and would't die. Someone like myself would put it in the case, get a nightmare in the middle of the night, wake up, run to open the case and it would be broken in 10 different places
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Post: # 1426994Post kingkiller »

dots wrote:hug me bag
That’s what the Deluxe models are for
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