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(@yoyo286)
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Alright, well a couple weeks ago, I found a guy selling a Epi from the 70's for 125 bucks. I thought, 'What the hey?' and emailed him asking if it was still for sale. Fast forward a couple weeks, I got that, a nice leather strap, the case, and a little Marshall mini-mini stack, all for $120! I'm Proud! :D

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It sounded alright, but I couls tell that the strings were very old, and it would sound much better with a pack of new ones on it.... Yup! Sounds great! I'm using it as my slide guitar in Open D with 13's on it... 8)

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Am I getting blind or are that P90s? Even if not that's a kickass bargain! How about some audio clips :)


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(@yoyo286)
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Hmm... I am begining to think this was a sixties model... Scoll to the bottom of the story... http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=16

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(@yoyo286)
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But then again... http://www.everythingsg.com/old_epi.htm

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(@u2bono269)
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wow what an awesome guitar. i'm jealous. all kinds of jealous.

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(@yoyo286)
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Hmmm again... some Fender... looks 90% like it...

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(@yoyo286)
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I'm pretty sure now that its a Fender Lead III with a Epiphone neck... Still a pretty good deal though...

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(@u2bono269)
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no, it's definitely different from the epiphone. the fender has both pickups slanted, where yours has just one. and the pickups are def different. the fender has more knobs too...

maybe you wanna contact epiphone?

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(@slejhamer)
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Great deal, whatever it is. Nice one yoyo!

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(@yoyo286)
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Wow, thanks Bono! Yeah, that's really cool.. Thank you! However, mine doesn't have an E on the truss rod cover, or between the pickups, but I wouldn't pay $190 more for it!!! :D :D 8)

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(@u2bono269)
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the difference might just be they were made in different years and maybe they discontinued the E on the pickguard on yours. as for the trussrod cover, yours may not be original. still, it's a wicked cool looking guitar and i want one hahaha.

enjoy it man

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The "E" is (and, probably, always was) a sticker - a lot of people take them off, if they haven't already fallen off.

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(@dan-t)
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Looks like a great deal you got there yoyo. Enjoy it! 8) :D

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(@flashback)
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That not a fender lead III i own one. The Lead III has a 3 way switch and a 3 way coil tap switch. All near the volume and tone knobs. Thats definitly an epiphone.

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