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  1. njpaulc

    Headstock Repair - Where To Go

    Fortunatly it has never happened to me, but the accepted belief is the less disturbed the break, the easier and better the repair. I think shipping it could result in more damage. I would want to go local to see the repairman's work, his shop, and alk to him about what he thinks is the best...
  2. njpaulc

    Headstock Repair - Where To Go

    Did he buy it locally? If so I would go ask where he bought it if they have a recommendation. You could also go to the nearest Guitar Center and ask them. I would hesitate to ship it.
  3. njpaulc

    2019 Epiphone SG Pro (custom shop) info?

    Epiphone advertised that the Elite series were made in their Custon Shop in Japan. Wether it exists or wether your SG were made there is anybodies guess, but it's a big business risk to lie about something so inconsequential.
  4. njpaulc

    Look at that, a new Tony Iommi SG Special.

    Someone should aftermarket 5 ply pickup rings.
  5. njpaulc

    69 SG Special—Help, Is It Worth It?

    I own an early '69 SG, bought new 04/69, probably made in '68. My '69 has a sixties neck carve. $5500 is on the high end, but being left handed it is far from unreasonable. The only thing is to play it and hope you like your custom shop more and not have to worry about getting the funds...
  6. njpaulc

    New to forums, and would like a bit of help dating a late 60's/early 70's dark walnut finish SG

    Looks like a very late '69 (when did they start the volute?) to '71. Two general questions, when did they stop putting the "brass ashtray" in the controll cavity for grounding? And, since I don't remember, when did they start the using walnut finish? I want to say the guitar is a '71...
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    Can you identify what kind of Epi Sg is this? Is this a Japan made?

    My Elitest Casino is th 2015 model which i won in a Guitar World contest and received from the Gibson PR distribution center in Nashville. No where in the booklet I recieved does it mention where it was made, but lat night as I was lookingat it, I realised there is a made in Japan sticker on...
  8. njpaulc

    Can you identify what kind of Epi Sg is this? Is this a Japan made?

    It was in the description on Epiphone's page for the Elitest Casino which they have since taken down
  9. njpaulc

    Can you identify what kind of Epi Sg is this? Is this a Japan made?

    Epiphone's descriprtion of the Elitest Casino and the 1965 Casino says that they were built in Epiphone's Japanese Custon Shop
  10. njpaulc

    Can you identify what kind of Epi Sg is this? Is this a Japan made?

    Epiphone . up to 2018, still had a Japanese custom shop where they made the Elitest models.
  11. njpaulc

    Biggest/best show you all have played?

    Probably The Mortuary Science Club dance at some college in Long Island. They decorated the tables with embalming fluid bottles with camdles in them.
  12. njpaulc

    Help Identifying Gibson SG

    Here's a picture of an SG Melody Maker with a large headstock. I knew there were a few.
  13. njpaulc

    Help Identifying Gibson SG

    I believe there was a period of time in the later '60's when SG Melody Makers had a large headstock.
  14. njpaulc

    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    Thwe story that i heard was Gibson found the mini's, put them in the Les Pauls and made the pickup rings by cutting up P90 pickup covers because the bodies were already routed for P90s
  15. njpaulc

    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    The Mini Humbuckers in the '69-'70 Les Pauls were Epiphone pickups. GiBson found a bunch of them as they were closing up shop in Epiphone.
  16. njpaulc

    Why doesn't Gibson offer a p90 SG that's hum cancelling in the mid position?

    So is putting hand on the strings over the pickups
  17. njpaulc

    Legit 1969 Special?

    I have an early '69, bought brand new in April '69. It was a transitional year, mine has a different heel (more like a Les Paul SG) and a typical '60's neck carve. I believe late '69's had a rounder neck. and may have grown a volute. I also have a serial number for a '55 Les Paul Jr.
  18. njpaulc

    New Bands Don't Play Gibsons

    Remember Punk, when all the bands played Jazz Masters, Jaguars, Mustangs and Mosrites because they were the cheapest used guitars you could buy.
  19. njpaulc

    Popular vibrola players, well known for vibrola use

    Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash, Mickey Jones from Man, Jeff Beck, John Cippolina, early Stephen Stills especially when he was playing a Gretsch.
  20. njpaulc

    Iommi's Monkey SG Tailpiece

    Or you could start with this one https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Guitar/EPIGKX132/SG-Special-P-90/Sparkling-Burgundy


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