The Epic of the Epoch

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by MrYeats, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Age:
    64
    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    I won this guitar today on Shop Goodwill. I have a few Epi LP Specials and this is my first EPOCH.
    I like the full Gibson style headstock.
    Can't wait to get it here to fondle it.

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  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    Looks like its in great shape, HNGD
     
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  3. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
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    Congrats !

    HNGD !
     
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  4. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Gibson Baldwin - flipped a few ! thin decent ! tell yourself it's going to be crappy and you'll be impressed !

    Congrats !
     
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  5. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Never heard of a Epoch..
    another gibson product?..
    A rebranded maestro?..
    Interesting plastics..
    We'll need a review and a close up of that neck plate..
    Congrats!..

    Spoiler alert!.. its a Baldwin
    (Kenneth Mountain wrecks my post).. :D
     
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  6. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    lol - Epoch and Spirit - I have seen !

    Not a Gibson ! Not a Baldwin ! Well kinda both ?

    as far as I know - never sold to the public ? Someone chime in if you know the whole story !

    Nailed a pristine one - matching strap and cover ( too thin to call a case ) ! $ 40.00

    the good ol days ! ! !
     
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  7. Deepblankspace

    Deepblankspace Squier-Meister

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    Sep 28, 2018
    Washington state
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    Mine had lifting bridge pins and no nut. Stock pickups sounds a notch above the stock epi 650 700 whatevers. Idk if they are any better or not havent taken them out.

    new bridge and new nut. Vintage syle wrapped g string. Lowest action on any of my guitars. Wouldnt hesitate to play it for any reason.
     
  8. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    That neckplate is a Gibson Baldwin.

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  9. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Age:
    61
    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    HNGD!

    Many of the Epoch's like Maestro's (Spirit & Signature's) look to have been closet Queens. I don't know if they were sold in packs, like the Maestro's or furnished to/through the schools. Being a Gibson/Baldwin product, they are related to Maestro's as well as Spirit and Signature. I don't know their model names but they vary from very thin, to thin like a Special to very thick. You just have to watch what you are getting. Congratulations. That looks like a really nice one.

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  10. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Well FedEx got it to me here today. Just looking it over, I am putting it a couple notches up on the Epi Special II of which I have 3...There is binding all around the top, which is flat. The neck is nice and straight, the frets level and not too badly finished, The pickups are, according to the internet reviews, ceramic with about 11k output. I have not plugged it in yet, because I am not allowed to have an amp in the house....Tomorrow I will take it to the shop for a workout and film session....Stay tuned.
     
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  11. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    I haven't played it yet as I haven't been to the shop, but I took some pix in the dining room. I am liking this gutar a lot. It feels good, is heavy like a Lester. Action is good.
    I will take it to the shop in a while and give it a proper review...


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  12. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    The binding...

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  13. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    Took it to the shop and played it a few minutes. Action is really good, nut height good, level, straight neck, pots get replaced, it has an Epiphone 3 way toggle, good quality, minipots, get gone, tuners are OK sealed,like Squier.
    Overall, not bad and I will post again after a couple adjustments and replace pickups and pots/cap...I have a set of Epi pickups, one is a 57(N) and the other is Epi bridge.
    Should be a decent guitar after a little twisting...
     
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  14. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

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    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    I fondled one of those a few years ago at the local store, not my cup of tea being a bolt on LP but I have to say it was pretty dang alright. Very tight and nice low action. I was surprised.
    Seamed for me anyways it had a nicer carve/better feeling neck than other EPI's have played. I thought the sound was pretty good too but did not get it crank it up.
    And of course the correct looking headstock makes a difference too, for me.
     
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  15. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    It seems to me to be more of a Gibson than an Epiphone.
    I never shied away from bolt-ons I guess because all my strats and teles are....I have several Epi Spicial SG's and LP's. I like them all, after I doc them up a tad.
     
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  16. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    I know my bolt on thing is not logical at all, but there it is. I have been a Stratocaster owner for over 40 years and own currently tens of bolt on Strats :) they are just fine :)
     
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