Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:47 pm
AJ, I'm with you on the necks. The fat, "baseball bat" necks KILL my left hand.
Oh, yeah....don't get the Epi's that say "Special." Not good. I think they meant "Special" as in "Special Olympics"
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Captain Scott wrote:Scarlett,
Have you ever played a jap strat? I won't even touch a Mex, i have af ew but they suck. The American is like a no frills version. The Jap strats are unreal.
I got one off of eBay for 160$. It's a Jap, 1954 RI made in 1970. (I think that's even CBS) And the thing is unlike any I ever played before. If something happened to it, I would commit seppiku.
badnomad wrote:It's been years since 'Made in the USA' meant quality.....this is why Gibson and US-made Fenders are way overpriced for their quality. Epiphone, (except for the low-end Chinese crap) is made in Taiwan, in the Samick factory......They make more than 80% of the guitars in the world today, however, having said that, the quality control is only as good as the comissioning company is willing to pay for. I tried several Epi Les Pauls, Gibson LP's, and ended up buying an LP knockoff from Rondo Music. It had better fit and finish thant the epi, and better playability than either the Epi or the Gibson. Same materials as the Epi and Gibson, and it turns out that it came from the same factory as the Epi.....only complaint was the pickups......but that was easily remedied, and for a lot less than buying an Epi, or Gibson.
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