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Old 02-26-2010, 04:48 PM   #91
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was at the guitar store monday looking for a new epi les paul because i have a huge cock and don't need gibson written on the headstock....
If you're still looking at an Epi LP, consider finding an Elitist, their upscale line, made in Japan v. China. MSRP is around $1k (I think it's $400 or so for the standard Epi LP's), but the quality upgrade is worth it. It looks and feels like a Gibson LP, and has Gibson humbuckers rather than Epi. I picked up a beautiful, essentially new, wine red Elitist LP Custom on eBay a couple of years ago for around $400, including the Gibson (but Epi branded) hsc. Very, very happy with it. I think Epi Elitists in general, esp. their hollow and semi-hollow models, are some of the best value guitars around (similar to their masterbilt acoustics). They go in and out of the lineup (I think the Casino is the only current model), but you can easily find them in shops, eBay, etc.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:42 PM   #92
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I haven't played much for a couple years, but I'm getting the itch to get back into it. GAS struck and I picked up one of these today: (Reverend Club King RT)


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Old 02-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #93
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My son's hobby...

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Old 02-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #94
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saweeet!
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:31 AM   #95
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Here's my current collection. Left: Seagull S6. Right: 1935 National Trojan (my Grandpa's guitar, now mine ) Front: Homemade 3-string Cigar Box Guitar with handwound pickup. The amp is a VOX D5A with 11 amp models and 11 effect models. I'm a pure beginner, but these three keep me very entertained. The S6 is used to learn chords and songs in standard tuning. The National is tuned down for delta blues and slide. The CBG and amp a lot of fun to fart around with. I decided this week I absolutely must have an Epiphone/Gibson ES-335.

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Old 03-06-2010, 11:31 AM   #96
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Here's my current collection. Left: Seagull S6. Right: National Triolian (my Grandpa's guitar, now mine ) Front: Homemade 3-string Cigar Box Guitar with handwound pickup. The amp is a VOX D5A with 11 amp models and 11 effect models. I'm a pure beginner, but these three keep me very entertained. The S6 is used to learn chords and songs in standard tuning. The National is tuned down for delta blues and slide. The CBG and amp a lot of fun to fart around with. I decided this week I absolutely must have an Epiphone/Gibson ES-335.

Cool stuff. And a to the Epi/Gibson 335 GAS. I have an Epiphone Sheraton and I love it. Yes I wish it was a Gibson ES 335 '58 Historic re-issue, but it is a heck of a guitar for the price and does 90% of what a real 335 can/will do.

This is the core of my current collection. There is an old Fender Champ not included here and a bunch of other stuff not in the photo too:

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Old 03-06-2010, 11:58 AM   #97
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I really want this J Frog, only $4400.... I'll be waiting a long time....



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Old 03-06-2010, 12:03 PM   #98
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i don't care for taylors, but I like its founder. and they deserve kudos for some of their innovative cost-cutting techniques.

Main axe is a Larrivee D05e
like this:


But I have a 'thing' for Yairi dreads and similar made in the 70's & 80's. I only have one at the moment but its becuz I missed three in a row [ebay] by a few dollars each....

I like original Lowdens, more for their unique voice than playability [which is somewhat fixable, as on all guitars... almost]. Like Huss&Dalton, Santa Cruz OM [which I'm hunting right now], and a few Collings..

This is a good time to buy really good guitars, 'cause inflation is going to be epic for the next 10 years or so. Play for free.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:47 PM   #99
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if i ever get rich and learn to play, i want one of these.





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Old 03-07-2010, 06:43 PM   #100
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #101
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What is it?
duesenberg. they make some beautiful stuff. i technically know nothing about guitars, but they are very nice looking anyways.

http://www.duesenbergusa.com/
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #102
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Is that a leather top on the middle one?

It is funny, I think once you play, you look at instruments differently. Or at least I do. I look at them for the tones they are likely to produce, though shiny and flashy is still appealing.

Even on the guitar forums there are lots of people as concerned with the looks of a guitar as its tone and playability.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:45 PM   #103
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Is that a leather top on the middle one?

It is funny, I think once you play, you look at instruments differently. Or at least I do. I look at them for the tones they are likely to produce, though shiny and flashy is still appealing.

Even on the guitar forums there are lots of people as concerned with the looks of a guitar as its tone and playability.
I agree with your first sentence. Looks mean very little to me. Some of the best acoustics I have ever heard/played were beat to shit but thats not to say all good looking guitars don't sound or play good. I've also played some
visually beautiful acoustic guitars that would blow you away. As far as electrics, any US made Fender Strat or Tele or Gibson LP, ES or SG is a
beautiful sight to me, anything else are just trade offs. As far as that "J Frog" monstrosity.....I wouldn't give you $44 for that "thing". J/S
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:50 PM   #104
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I have a nylon string Gibson Classical which has had the top glued back on. Bought for $1 at a yard sale. It plays and sounds awesome. It looks almost as well used this incredibly famous guitar:

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Old 03-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #105
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Unfortunately Willie's guitar not only looks like shit it sounds like shit too. Saw him last summer and was (for the 1st time of many times seeing him) very disappointed. He was just going through the moves and collecting a check.

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I have a nylon string Gibson Classical which has had the top glued back on. Bought for $1 at a yard sale. It plays and sounds awesome. It looks almost as well used this incredibly famous guitar:

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