Epi SG Special VE Walnut Faded

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  1. Sonic Blues

    Sonic Blues New Member

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    Hi there
    Next week I'm planning to buy an Epiphone SG Special VE in faded Walnut.
    I'm planning to use this with Humbucker sized P90 type pups while I save to buy a Gibson with P90's.

    Has anyone here bought one of these guitars? and if yes, what did you think of it?
    Thanks :)
     
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    Hi DrBGood,

    Thanks for the links, unfortunately because I'm in the UK, the site wouldn't let me go there...don't know why?
    I did go on youtube and check some reviews for that guitar, and yes it sounds good.
    I had an Epi Les Paul Special II with humbuckers (made in indonesia) and really liked that, decent guitar and super cheap.
    I have never seen any lp special I w p90 on ebay over here in the UK, so I'm guessing that wasn't released here, sadly.
    I love the SG shape so I think Im going to go for the VE faded. And put a couple of GFS Mean 90's in there, they are great pup's and quite cheap.
    Thanks for the suggestion, if I was in the US I'd have gone for one as they are an absolute bargain s/h.
    Cheers
     
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    Ah UK OK ... :cool:
    If you liked the Special II, no reason not to like the VE, which is actually a new name for the SG Special.

    And welcome to the SG zoo.
     
  5. Worblehat

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    I thought of doing the same before. I am craving for the P90 sound but cannot afford a P90 equipped Gibson SG at the moment. For now I ordered a humbucker sized Tonerider Rebel 90 Neck pickup that I will put in my current SG. Costs a bit more than the GFS P90s but still very affordable. Let us know how you like the Mean 90s if you get them. I would probably go with a Faded Epi G400. Never actually tried a VE though. So I have no idea how they compare in terms of quality...
     
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    I'll chime in and suggest you consider getting an Epiphone ES-339 P-90 pro.
    it's got real P-90s, and you might find that you don't need to save for a Gibson.
    *grins
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    It's not an SG, but has the double cutaway. It's not a hollow body, because it's got a center
    block of maple. Mine is an excellent guitar. It's a little more money than the guitars you've
    been discussing, but very worth it. The body size is comparable to a Les Paul, so it LOOKS
    like an ES-335, but is much smaller. I like that a lot. Mine growls and jangles, and shrieks
    as a good P-90 guitar should.

    Maybe you could find a used one in England, or on the continent.
     
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    I love my (black) Epiphone SG VE! I upgraded the tuners to locking ones and swapped the pups with chrome covered Vanson 57 (bridge) and 59 (neck) humbuckers . Now I have one of the sweetest sounding "cheap" guitars on the planet! Also I added silver acrylic speed knobs. Finally I'm currently waiting on a Gibson USA LP (black pearloid) pickguard to finish off it's look. I Just hope it fits, from my measurements it should. Then it will be one of the coolest looking "cheap" guitars on the planet!
     

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