Epiphones - thoughts and experiences

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Ant_McEwan, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Dimarzio54

    Dimarzio54 Squier Talker

    Feb 23, 2020
    Love my Epiphone guitars. I have 2005 Dot big chunky neck with OX4 PAF's and all Faber hardware. The other is a 2008 Les Paul Standard rewired, new hardware and pickups. They are both killer. IMG_0097.JPG IMG_2720(2).JPG
  2. cka73

    cka73 Squier Talker

    Mar 6, 2020
    Love these pics and the passion. Epiphones are great guitars in general. I've played a lot more stinkers with Gibson on the headstock than Epiphone. No offense to Gibson owners as I am one as well.
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  3. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    I have had a few Epiphone LPs and they have all been great. I currently only have one that is a Gold Top and don't plan to let it go.
    Want a DOT eventually.
  4. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    What ? You got two for one ?
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  5. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-holic

    If only.....paid for a plaintop, received a plustop....
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  6. yoreel

    yoreel Squier Talker

    Mar 10, 2020
    This 90's Epiphone SG plays & sounds as good as any Gibson SG I have played, the build quality is superb.

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  7. White Dog

    White Dog Squier Talker

    Oct 19, 2011
    Epiphone's ?
    Like the looks of them.
    Like the price of them.
    Like the way they sound when other people play them.
    Don't hate them, but they're not for me.
    Had a lower end Les Paul model and SG model. Had about $500.00 wrapped up in the two combined.
    Drummer in my old band was an Epiphone lover and collector...so I traded both to him for a 2014 MIM Standard Strat in Midnight Wine with Rosewood fretboard; and never looked back. To this day, we are both satisfied with our choice.
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  8. jcmathews

    jcmathews Squier-Meister

    Sep 15, 2019
    Gig Harbor, WA
    I've done projects using Epi LPs that turned out great. To me, most of the older LPs need a pickup swap; they're just too muddy for my taste. I'm told the newer Probucker pickups are better. That said, I only get along well with chunkier necks, so most of the Epi LPs (except the 50s style) and I aren't a good match. But generally speaking, I think they're great for the price.
  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
  10. BarnyardShark1979

    BarnyardShark1979 Squier-Meister

    Jul 9, 2020
    Baltimore Maryland
    Last night I upgraded some components on my Ltd. Ed. TV Yellow Epiphone SG Jr. I love this thing, very fun to play, weighs like, I dunno, maybe two pounds. Definitely lighter than my Bullet Mustang, which is a pretty light-weight guitar.
    Put in a set of Gotoh tuners I had laying around.

    GFS Dream 90 & a Kwik-Plug harness. If I ever decide to swap it out for a humbucker, the tone pot push-pulls for coil splitting. This is my first time messing around with a P90-style pickup, so far I like it a lot.

    Musiclily bridge, adjustable for more accurate intonation than the stock bar-with-ridges bridge.

    All done, ready for some action.
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