£30 ngd

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  1. sausage100uk

    sausage100uk Member

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    an epi junior with p90 came up locally and I couldn't help myself. I know theyre plywood cheap and nasties but the GAS demons wouldn't let me pass by.... I need professional help....
     
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    "Pictures, or it didn't happen!"
    :laugh2:
     
  3. sausage100uk

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    I think the serial means its a 1997, the sticker says made in korea but J means indonesia doesn't it?

    plan was just to flog it on, but might keep it for a while.....
     

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    Looks good to me for whatever 30 pounds is in dollars. I'd keep it and see if you ever miss the neck pickup!
     
  5. sausage100uk

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    $47.78 according to current exchange value ;-0
     
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    Anything that plugs in, sounds OK, and stays in tune is worth every penny.
     
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    Tobacco Worm Well-Known Member

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    I jumped the reservation!
    That's within the range of what I spend on a pedal, and we all know I'm cheap with that spending. :wow:

    Well played sir!:applause:
     
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    Congrats! That's one smoking hot guitar!

    Oil that fretboard and you're good to go!
     
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    Sweet! Congrats.
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    Cool, dude!
     
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    I spent a lot of time and money on my step daughter's Epi Les Paul Special ll, and the guitar responded well and ended up a real player. The only reason to do that, of course is love. If you're just going to sell your Epiphone, you shouldn't spend anything, just clean it up a bit and Bob's yr uncle... For thirty pounds, you can't go very wrong.

    But there is potential there, that's all I'm saying. If you have lots of guitars, maybe you don't need this one. But I like Epiphones, dodgy pedigree and all, maybe because I enjoy working on them. The Special ll ended up with fine action and tone after extensive modifications, in spite of its plywood body and bolt on neck. It's too heavy for a girl guitar, but she'll never admit that. I admire her pluck, as always.
     
  12. sausage100uk

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    first impressions are very positive, although I'm only a beginner and can't play for tofee, I'm impressed by the pickup, turn it down and its quite mellow, full chat and its a snarly type sound. amazing that one pick-up could have such "range". It needs a new nut as one of the corners has chipped off (not affecting the string but im getting some string sticking in the grooves so I might get a graphite one (although a £300 plumbers bill has delayed any further frivolous expenditure).

    all in all, this one won't be going in the free ads. :-)
     
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    Don't spend the money!

    All you need is the use a pencil lead and lubricate the grooves (slots); you may also need to enlarge them it they are too tight, but that's not likely.

    You can also repair nuts with baking soda and superglue. Lots of info if you google it.
     

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