NGD ----- Epiphone Les Paul Special P90s in worn red ;)

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by fattboyzz, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    In 48 hours this LP was at my door from musician friend :eek::eek::eek:

    Everything checks out great except for the cheapo Jack on it. I have a switchcraft in the drawer though .

    The strings are sub par too ,but I expected that . Ernie Ball extra slinky in the drawer too ;)

    Truss rod is near perfect on the relief.

    Fretwork is nice as well ,just needs a good polishing to be slick as glass .

    Gonna give it a complete setup asap .
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020
  2. dboulders

    dboulders Squier-Meister

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  3. Shine

    Shine Squier-Nut

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    Snarly, dude! I think you'll like it :D
     
  4. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    I digg it for sure !

    Played it for 3 hours today ;)
     
  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Honky Tonkin ! ! Looks Sweet ! !
     
  6. Chubbles

    Chubbles Squier-Meister

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    Nice. Sounds like with a little TLC, you'll have player.
     
  7. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
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    Oh yeah !
    I still have the originl in both of mine. Just bend the prong, it will hold the cable without a problem.

    This one used to be like yours

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  8. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    I did bend the prong and have had success doing it before ,but this jack is junk and I have a new switchcraft jack that will be golden in it ;)
     
  9. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

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    Congrats @fattboyzz :) I had one of these in ebony a few months back. It chugged!
     
  10. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

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    Enjoy the NGD!!!

    Had one and could never bond with the neck or bridge. Mine had a fretboard so wide _________ ( insert exaggerated joke here).

    Glad to see others have had better luck!!
     
  11. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    I've got an Epi lpjr as well . It's a nice playing guitar. This one feels nearly exactly the same.

    I understand about the neck . Some of these D shaped necks just don't do it for me either.
     
  12. archetype

    archetype Squier-holic

    The D profile is interesting. The 2018 I had didn't list a profile in the Epi specs. Mine had a definite V profile from nut to heel and was about .850 with almost no taper.
     
  13. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
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    Nice score, how are the pots and cap?
     
  14. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

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    I have said it before, Fantastic guitars!
    Enjoy yours.
     
  15. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    This is a 2018 too according to the ser# on back of the headstock . Tag says made in Jan of 2019.


    Lil green cap with full size Alpha pots.
    The pots function smooth and the taper seems to be good .
     
  16. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    The slim taper term at Epiphone is as generic as their Cutom Shop Limited Edition stamp. It doesn't mean much.
    I've had slim taper necks that were spaghetti thin and others that had a nice medium C shape. Both my Special P90 have a mild C shape, really nice in the hand.
     
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  17. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    Congrats! More guitar fun for the buck than any other I know.

    I love my yella one!!!

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    -don
     
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  18. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

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    Nov 20, 2017
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    Congrats

    BtW, I really dig what you did with this @DrBGood
     
  19. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Comgrats! I have a 2016 worn cherry just like yours... I love it. I put Klunson type tuners and an adjustable bridge on it.
     
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