2020 Epiphone Unboxing

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by vancouverois, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. vancouverois

    vancouverois Member

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    A cool video about the latest Epiphone inspired by Gibson.
    Almost at the end there is the SG special.

     
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    musicman2242 Active Member

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    3/5 with fret issues.. definitely have to try before you buy.. another youtuber has 2 of the new epi's a 50's lp with fret issues and an explorer that was perfect.
    Regardless I'm still super excited to try the modern and special sg's
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any 2020 Epiphones.I do have two 2019s and one 2018, all shipped from online wholesalers. None have any of these issues, the 2019 Riviera P-93 came out of the box wit a great setup and very good strings. The Les Paul Custom and EJ200CE Also had no issues, at all. There are a couple of 2020 models I will have trouble ignoring. 1lpmod.jpg 1sg61.jpg
     
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    also, Eppie guitars cost a lot less than Gibsons.

    I know their prices have gone up recently, but that's probably political. Our "government" puts tariff taxes
    on Chinese imports, and who pays the tariff is us.
    The Chinese aren't paying it. They don't give two hoots.

    ETSG wisdom always was that you save enough buying an Epiphone to afford a good case and professional setup. It isn't just Epiphone guitars that need setup, ALL
    new guitars do, and so do most used guitars.

    Professional setup can spot and correct any fret problems. You pay for what you get, which is to transform a guitar which has been in a container on a
    slow boat from China into a real gig-able instrument.
    That kind of storage and transportation can play hell with any guitar.

    If you buy from Sweetwater, they will set your guitar up
    for you. This is usually included, but for guitars under a
    certain amount they charge extra. I think it's worth it.
    They have good luthiers that work there.

    And a well setup Epiphone is a better and more useful
    guitar than a poorly set up guitar made by any maker
    you care to name. Including Gibson. So it's a worthwhile
    expense, as long as you can find a decent luthier. Sales guys at GC don't count as luthiers. But many stores
    keep one on staff.
     
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    I am still trying to clarify if they changed the headstock on the Sheraton II. Doesn any one know?
     
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    Prices went up here too and we don't have extra tariffs on goods from China. My guess is that it's a strategy from Gibson, to offer instruments in every price range. They now have guitars from $150 and up.

    During the past few years they've had a significant overlap between the cheapest Gibsons (the Gibson Fusion series was around $450) and the mid to expensive Epis (signature models not included) , making them compete with each other.
     
  7. WhiskeyWhiskers

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    The veneer thing is really stupid. No one expects an SG to have nice figuring and you probably wouldn’t even notice a multi-piece body from the front/back. The cheaper satin model looks nicer because of that. But my take away is that Gibson is still the way to go, which isn’t surprising.
     
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    dub-setter Well-Known Member

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    sad to hear,
    that quality control at epiphone seems to be very unstable.
    (following the gibson policy..:D ??

    glad the special was the "winner " in this.
     
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    I'm very doubtful about buying the SG Vibrola.
     

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