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DetroitBlues

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New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« on: March 10, 2011, 04:25:14 PM »
Hot off the press, Epiphone is lowering prices on select models...

The Alleycat for $399 is awesome!

http://www.epiphone.com/news.asp?NewsID=2144

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 07:59:31 PM »
Hey DB, gonna get us a couple?

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 08:01:39 PM »
Sure, let me borrow about $800 and I'll get right on that!  8)

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 08:07:21 PM »
Aw..c'mon man.

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 09:37:29 PM »
I've played the epi's  here in Japan that are made in China and I wasn't impressed with the quality at all and the price is way to high just for the name

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 09:44:58 PM »
Too bad they don't still make them in Japan. Those were great guitars. The Korean models were good too.

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 04:28:41 AM »
I've just finished a rewire,new pots and fitting some Burstbuckers on a friends late 80's Epi Les Paul, I don't know much about where it was made, but the stock wiring was not very good at all. On the other hand the build quality was good, except the neck/body  joint seems to be set a little low, resulting in quite a high action, which is annoying. It sounded great with the new pick ups though. 

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 08:06:14 AM »
If you have a late 80's Epi were made in Korea.  For a short time in the late 90's there were a line made in Japan that look exactly like Gibson's down to the headstock shape (open book) and angle.  Prices for those guitars are almost the same as Gibson guitars from the same time frame because the quality is so good.  As for Epiphone's of today, you're better off with a LP standard or above.  The quality seems to be more consistant.  A local Guitar Center to me has a Epiphone LP Custom with Seymour Duncan pup's.  That is actually a really good guitar for the price of $349.

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 01:37:38 PM »
The Epi Studio Deluxe LPs (that are exclusive at Guitar Center & Musicians Friend) are pretty well made also. The regular dot neck studio models are so-so.

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 01:50:00 PM »
I had a Faded Dot Studio. The neck was fat, but OK. The frets were nice, but needed leveling. The pickups were good, but the hardware (bridge, tailpiece, tuners) was cheap quality. I hated the faded finish though.

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 02:43:58 PM »
I had a Faded Dot Studio. The neck was fat, but OK. The frets were nice, but needed leveling. The pickups were good, but the hardware (bridge, tailpiece, tuners) was cheap quality. I hated the faded finish though.

Yeah, I had one too at first and I didn't care for the faded finish either. It had tuning issues despite a set up. My current Studio Deluxe is dead on. So is my Les Paul Ultra. No issues.
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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 02:46:59 PM »
I came aweful close recently picking up a Epi Dot Cherry.  I played one once for awhile and it sounded great!

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011, 02:30:11 PM »
Yeah, those are nice guitars. I know I don't need to, but I was thinking about an Epi ES175 jazz box axe. Just thinking now. ::) I don't think I'll act on it. $499 is a nice price.
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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 01:11:52 PM »
That's why I try to look for those pieces of gear used.   Usually save 30% or more buying used and you'll know you'll get your money back if you chose to sell.

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Re: New Lower Prices on Epiphone
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2011, 08:15:16 PM »
That's why I try to look for those pieces of gear used.   Usually save 30% or more buying used and you'll know you'll get your money back if you chose to sell.

I don't always have the cash, so I have to do new (with some kind of payment plan of course). ::) Used is cool too, don't get me wrong.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2011, 08:16:49 PM by zagatron1 »