Epiphone Launches "Inspired By Gibson" Collections

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  1. PermissionToLand

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    The Mahogany they use is typically "Eastern Mahogany" or Nato. It is not technically related to the African or Honduran species Mahogany, but is very similar in grain. I don't subscribe to the idea that certain wood species are inferior or superior based on what continent they happen to grow on.

    The density of any wood species can vary significantly between any given cut. You'll find very light cuts of Honduran Mahogany used on Gibsons as well as more dense cuts.

    As you say, the poly finishes Epiphone uses are very strong, so I'm surprised that you found any of their guitars easy to dent regardless of the wood density.
     
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    Since I’m still kicking myself for selling the Epi Les Paul SC that I had some ten-ish years ago, I will almost certainly do anything to buy one of these this year including but not limited to selling off a vital organ.
     
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    Gawdamighty that puts the ugh in ugly. Seriously, if that were my muse, I'd be an endocrinologist instead of a guitar player.
     
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    They figure you'll pay Gibson Special prices ! Good looker, except for those knobs, though. I wonder if the low E is intonated?
     
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    WOW ! And no veneer on that one !

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    If those specials have no veneer then that's really nice.

    A quick look at them here:

     
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    But, Special or Classic?

    Ig the Classic actual shows natural wood grain and has a relatively thin coat then I'd go for that. If not, the Pelham Blue Special would be nice (or the Burgundy). It'd be interesting to have both the Gibson and Epi specials sitting in the rack next to each other...
     
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    Do they neck dive?
     
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    That double p90 Sg has to be one of the biggest bang for buck options out there.

    $350, 2 piece body?! P90’s!???

    Perfect.
     
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    That's insane. I paid $1200 for mine and it looks identical but has "Gibson" on the headstock.
     
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    I really hope epiphone does a sideways trem SG one day then I could finally start my project of a Lil’ Red

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    $400 w/o case. Maybe need a pickup upgrade. I was ready to buy the PB SG, now I will wait.
     
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    I believe it is very close to the Epi headstock prior to Gibson’s acquisition of the company.
     
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    No, offshore. Maybe some like the Texan, not sure of any others.
     
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    Mine's made in China.
     

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