Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by DrBGood, Feb 19, 2020.
That SG sounds incredible !
Not bad but unfortunately the veneer is quite disgracious, I guess an opaque color may be the best choice.
I know. It's amazing that they'd come out with such a great new line and they keep the most offensive feature on those. On all of the LP's and other models, veneer is always tastfully used.
Could be a great guitar, especially in ebony or vintage white. The veneer, while functionally fine, should either have been carried out to the bevels or dispensed with for a traditional body.Too bad.
It's a mystery to me. My Classic Worn has a nice 2 piece body with good looking grain. Why not just put a gloss finish on it for the Standards and '61?
I agree that the veneer is obvious, and easy to turn a nose up at. But I don’t personally find it offensive. Honestly, if they ran the veneer over the entire body it would look A+.
given the choice I would take no veneer and see the wood that body is actually made of. But the veneer will result in more sales than losses I bet. the less educated or less picky players and buyers will love the look and not notice that detail, as glaring as it is to us. And the veneer itself, where it actually is, looks quite nice IMHO.
I think guitar companies are in a market place that has pretty thin margins. Especially for lower priced “off the shelf” models. Many are making decisions on what is $50-100 more affordable. Beginners, working man/woman, feeding a family etc. I think marketing wise, they likely made the right call.
And to nod at some successes as appose to point glaring fingers at short falls, I think the 2020 is miles ahead of previous years and models of epiphones. From the pro buckers to the headstock re-design, to finishing touches it has me curious to pick one up the next time I am at the store to give it a go.
Perhaps I am the only one
Epiphone use photoveneer, Gibson use real mahogany.
Mine's definitely just two hunks of wood. No veneer here.
This is a collector
With the experience I’ve had, the new Epis have actual wood veneers. A photo veneer, while they can look quite attractive, they don’t change in the light like real wood does. Go pick up an Epi with a veneer and watch the figuring move. It’s real wood.
Granted, I agree with all the other posters that the veneer isn’t that great looking in the beveled body of our SGs. Doesn’t change the fact that those veneers are real wood.
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