Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by angus, Dec 24, 2006.
The only Epiphone I have left...and a keeper since it's a fantastic player and my only V as well!
wow....looks like brand new...
(never played that beauty ??)
It's been used a lot now. That was the NGD picture I took when I first got it...
I hope those stickers have been ripped away.
White fretboard ? Watzit, ice cream, melamine, paint, marble ?
Those stickers are long gone...that was a day one fresh out of the box photo. Here is a quote from Epiphone on the fretboard; " The Snow Falcon has a Mahogany neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod and a 1960's SlimTaper™ D-profile. The neck comes with a Phenolic fingerboard with a 24.75" scale length, a standard 12" radius, and 22 medium jumbo frets." It's very durable and shows no signs of wear after many hours of play and string bending...
According to the Epiphone site, it's Phenolic interesting...
What's it play like Sp8ctre?
It plays great IMO. The resin is very hard and smooth, reminds me of playing a nice hard Ebony board.
Having played a number of more affordable acoustics with artificial fretboards, I can honestly say I'd love to see them used more, especially on electrics. They really do feel great, and I would think they could be made cheaply with a high degree of precision.
Nice white V, sp8ctre!!
Yes, color fretboards. That could be real nice, I'd like that.
Here are my two Epiphones.
Slime green Korean G400 with a Floyd Frx
This blue G400 is probably still my most played guitar after many years. It currently resides under my desk at work for lunch hour playing.
Ice tea G400 66':
wowie zowie, this is an aulde thread... started way back more than ten years ago. I think there were still dinosaurs crawling about at the time this thread began. I know there was a post about a coal powered SG. I don't think I was a member then, I was still using OS 9... *laughs ...I didn't join up here till 2008.
I don't have an Epiphone SG, but I have two cool Epiphones so I'm going to boast about them anyway. Mine are a 2006 Epiphone Wilshire replica, and a 2014 ES-339 P-90 pro. Both are excellent instruments that I've modded heavily in order to bring them into the stratosphere of professional superlative. Either one can take its place onstage alongside instruments costing four to ten times as much, and give up nothing. *grins ...Call them Stratophones or something.
I'm serious! Both of my beauties have SG tendencies, double cut etc... Gibsonlike wiring, tuna matic bridges. Mine are well loved
and sound and feel great.
Mine was a pretty common cherry G400 bought new in 2009. It was an abomination because of sharp fret ends, horrible bridge and loose strap screws. After fixing everything and also changing pickups (to active EMG's) the guitar came to life. The weight of the headstock causes the guitar neck to sink a bit when playing standing up, but that's more or less nitpicking at this point. It feels and sounds like a real winner these days. It even beats my Gibson for some guitar parts because of its surprisingly low action and slim neck.
The Wilshire is kind of an honorary SG. :)
About the same cost as wood, but much more durable. A 22" x 4" x 5/16" blank sells for about $15.00. It is commonly available in black and reddish brown. It is workable with normal tools, but requires a bit more effort due to its hardness and density. I recommend using cryogenically hardened or SS fretwires.
Bought it a couple weeks ago. I've made a few changes.................
I'm a new member. I like all the different epiphones and wanted to throw my sg's in as well.
and welcome to the circus....
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