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(@crank-n-jam)
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I really, really like my Epi. The serial (starting with an I) indicates it was built in the Shine factory. Cool.

To me, and at my current skill level, spending a ton of money on a guitar is pointless. When you have so many good, affordable guitars that play almost as well.

Jason

"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"


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(@amnesia)
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How do I find out where mine was made?

//--Amnesia--

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(@crank-n-jam)
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Amnesia, check the serial number and then check greybeard's post earlier in this thread.

Jason

"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"


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(@nicktorres)
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I have a Wildkat that I think plays great. A tad heavy but all in all a good guitar.


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(@gnease)
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I have a Wildkat that I think plays great. A tad heavy but all in all a good guitar.

I much prefer Epi's non-copy models, especially the hollows and semis (e.g., Casino, Sheraton, 'Kat ...) . These show that Epi once had an identity and vibe of its own.

-=tension & release=-


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(@primeta)
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There was a guitar player at the Elephant club in Austin, Texas with an original Epiphone hollow body. Beautiful guitar. Man, could he play it!

"Things may get a whole lot worse/ Before suddenly falling apart"
Steely Dan
"Look at me coyote, don't let a little road dust put you off" Knopfler


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(@twistedlefty)
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How long have you had yer Kat Nick?
is it the limited edition one?
those look really nice

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(@twistedlefty)
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Epiphones are better than strat to be straight-forward. They are marketed as such, and it is actually the case...Certainly when you get to around the G-400 range they are very good quality.

I'd put my Strat up against any Epis made today including the Elitists, isn't that a matter of opinion tho?

having said that, i would really like to have the Joe Perry "boneYard" Epi copy of his Gibby, that is one sweet looking guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=guitar/product/images/page=1/base_pid=518709

can you believe it comes sans case? $800+$60

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(@gnease)
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Epiphones are better than strat to be straight-forward. They are marketed as such, and it is actually the case...Certainly when you get to around the G-400 range they are very good quality.

Doesn't make sense. Maybe you meant "Better than Squier" ? Still an arguable point, but understandable as a POV.

-=tension & release=-


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(@greybeard)
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Epiphones are better than strat to be straight-forward. They are marketed as such, and it is actually the case...Certainly when you get to around the G-400 range they are very good quality.
I think you're in the wrong thread, you should be in the apples and oranges one.

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(@the-dali)
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Those Boneyard Epi's look SWEET. USA Burstbucker pickups. I heard they are crazy heavy.

-=- Steve

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(@off-he-goes)
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Those Boneyards do look pretty great. I've been wanting to try one out for a while. I like Epiphone a lot actually. With Gibson's drop in quality, Epi's are quickly becoming a great choice. Dean makes some great Les Paul style guitars also though.

I certainly wouldn't turn down a Epiphone if the price was right. If you care deeply about the name on the headstock, then you should really check your priorities. I'm willing to bet for the talent and need of alot of us, the other $1000+ could be better spent on something else.

Paul

Vacate is the word...Vengance has no place on me or her...Cannot find a comfort in this world.


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(@the-dali)
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No kidding about those Dean's... I have never played one, but they seem to be solid guitars.

-=- Steve

"If the moon were made of ribs, would you eat it?"


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Like Nick, I owned an Epi Wildkat....sold it recently, it never got a look-in - my Squier Tele was streets ahead in every category you could think of....

But Lennon was a big fan of Epiphones......

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@off-he-goes)
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No kidding about those Dean's... I have never played one, but they seem to be solid guitars.

I think Arjen maybe, is a big fan of Deans. I could be mistaken but I really think it was he, who used to rave about the Evo series.

Vacate is the word...Vengance has no place on me or her...Cannot find a comfort in this world.


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