Discussion in 'eBay Deals' started by Scootermuppet, Feb 2, 2017.
Spotted this one on ebay UK, have at it...!
Nice looking guitar. Never seen that colour before. I have a '66 G400 Pro in TV silver. It's funny, all the other "1966" models I've ever seen have the full pickguard.
It is nice, I'd have had a bid myself if I hadn't bought any of my current flock!
My G-400 1966 has the full gibson style pickguard too.
(Edit: not sure is is a 1966 now, just been looking on the Epi Wiki, and there's no metallic gold listed for '66 Pro... Hmm, there is a metallic gold version of the G-400 listed, but they stopped in 2013?
Maybe a G-400 Pro limited edition? But not a 1966?
Curiouser & Curiouser.........)
It was a special run for the domestic chinese market, IMO
it never showed up on any of the big retailers websites
I've saved this pic in 2009
Well it's still nice whatever it is
(Serial number would seem to date it from Dec 2015 though?)
Could be another 'special run' for a big retailer....
Love all the intrigue with all those models out there
Gibson used both the large "Batwing" and the small "Angel Wing" pick guards. Both are valid, but many have preferences. Personally, I like the small one because you get to see more of the actual guitar instead of the pick guard. YMMV.
I agree both are valid, but when Gibson/Epiphone start adding 'years' to their model descriptions, it should indicate the model has that year's features. So a '61' has the angel wing & a '66' has the batwing, which make a '66' with an angel wing slightly odd. Personally, I find the whole 'year' thing slightly ridiculous; at best they're usually '66-ish' or '66-style', rather than accurate reproductions that the name seems to imply. Why bother? And, while I'm here, my personal preference was always batwing on black or cherry, angel wing on all other finishes. :)
Riiiiight....I was more responding to
(emphasis obviously mine)
Either would be "Gibson Style", perhaps not year specifically correct, but still in the style of El Gibbo. That's all.
Batwing on black - Angel on everything else. My 2¢
I did a full batwing conversion on my '98 G-400, regretted it, even though it was entirely successful and never had the same feeling for the guitar afterward. I like the full batwings on my Specials, but wish the Classic had a small pickguard. When given a blank body, I am fine with no guard, in most cases. Epi "Custom Shop" SG models are great values and good instruments, but the accuracy of their "homage" to original models is nonexistent. I think that they do a great paint job on them. For those who must have nitro, enjoy the crazing and cracks, the clear coat on my Epis is darned near bullet proof.
The finish on my Faded is rather thin, but I agree with you, the non Faded models are a mile deep and seem bulletproof. I might get with @Dave Johnson and do a hard poly or something.
Two things we agree on in the same thread?
I think I need to take a nap!
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