Craigslist Score!!

Discussion in 'Other Epiphones' started by refin, May 12, 2011.

  1. refin

    refin V.I.P. Member

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    Was perusing the local CL ads,as I do everyday.I saw an ad for "Epiphone 335----$75.00.":shock:
    I thought it might be a misprint,or that it would be long gone.Emailed the guy and he said he still had it.He was planning on changing the pups to better models,but lost time and interest.He said he had the pickups in a box,and no case,but for the price I didn't care!
    When I picked the guitar up,he handed me a box,saying "These are the pickups".I thought they would be the old ones.When I got home,I noticed that the shipping box had not even been opened---inside were two brand new Tonerider PAFs! :shock:again
    Assembled everything,and gave a test run last night at rehearsal.Very nice! I already had a red one with classic '57s,so now she has a stepsister.
    Original---before pups.
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    With her new sibling----
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    Headstocks---different logos,the new one doesn't have Gibson on the truss rod cover.
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  2. VastHorizon

    VastHorizon Senior Member

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    You should have asked him where the strings were too.

    And the Dumble that came with it!
     
  3. jfwund

    jfwund Senior Member

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    nice score! :thumb:
     
  4. rdsmith3

    rdsmith3 Senior Member

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    Nice guitar, and great deal!
     
  5. Phoenix59

    Phoenix59 Senior Member

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    Oh, my god. You should be arrested for stealing that deal. ;)
     
  6. msfenderarg

    msfenderarg Senior Member

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    Great deal!

    Congrats!
     
  7. Phildog

    Phildog Senior Member

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    That's absolutely awesome. And Toneriders!!! That makes it the deal of the day!!! Nice score!
     
  8. refin

    refin V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks everyone!
    On my other 2 Epis,I ripped out all the pots and pups,using basically just the husk.I am in no hurry to rewire another 335,so I might keep her as is for awhile.
    But,then again..........
     
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    HOT-BRIT V.I.P. Member

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    looks like you got a great deal
     
  10. peter679

    peter679 Senior Member

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    Steal! Great find..

    -P
     
  11. chase1410

    chase1410 Junior Member

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    Wow...I couldn't dream getting a deal like that out here in Omaha on CL...That's just a phenominal deal..I wouldn't know whether to put those pup's in the Epi, or another guitar...( Gibson, PRS, etc.) I'm not much of an Epi guy, but when it comes to there semi-hollows..idk they just seem better made then any other in there price range..especially the Dot series...
     
  12. Matt_21

    Matt_21 Senior Member

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    Great Steal man! I wish I was that lucky!
     
  13. AmazingJourney

    AmazingJourney Senior Member

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    Very nice reward for checking the ads daily!
     
  14. Mayo5

    Mayo5 Senior Member

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    Nice score! looks sweet and an amazing price to boot. Why can't I ever get lucky with these CL/Pawn shop deals.
     
  15. lespaul01

    lespaul01 Banned

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    very nice, gotta love those scores...
     
  16. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Senior Member

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    Excellent score!!!! I have a similar one and I love it..
     
  17. Couldn'tStandTheWeather

    Couldn'tStandTheWeather Senior Member

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    Really nice deal!
     
  18. refin

    refin V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks again,everyone.
    Someone on another forum suggested the difference in headstocks might be the origins of the guitars---possibly the red one is Korean and the burst one is made in China.
     
  19. Ledheadforlife

    Ledheadforlife Senior Member

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    Nothing pisses me off more than someone stealing a guitar, and it wasnt me! Well done!
     

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