Epiphone Casino Coupe?

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  1. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I wandered in to a local Long & McQuade yesterday. The gentleman at the counter seemed to not be aware of the guitar, and had no idea when they'd becoming in except that they had 2 or 3 of each colour on order.

    They did have a nice looking vintage sunburst epi es-339 on the shelf that was calling to me... :)
     
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    Yes, I'm seeing a few days difference now on guitarcenter.com - latest being 7/21 - depending on the color/finish. Anyway it does appear to be coming down the pike :)
     
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    I just bought a cherry one on ebay! :applause:Should be here by next Monday! There's another one available from the same seller. However, mine has the nicer fretboard! :laugh2:
     
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    I'll report back when it arrives. I play mostly Fenders and Gibsons, and have been playing for over 35 years, so I think I have a fairly good idea of how a guitar should sound and feel. :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I'm an old timer on the guitar too, but who's counting? LOL

    One thing in particular I'd like to know is what gauge strings Epiphone is shipping the Coupes with. I'm hoping 9s, but probably 10s.
     
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    more likely 10s I guess. Like most of (if not all ??) Epiphones.
     
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    I'll let you know what gauge they are when I get the guitar. (Tracking info states that it shipped today and should be here this coming Monday.) I really don't know which gauge epiphone typically ships strings with, but I think most companies string their electric guitars up with 9's, so that they play easy. Problem is, to myself, at least...most guitars with single coils sound like doo-doo, played clean with 9's. If it comes with 9's, I'll be putting on 10's.
     
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    Ok. So, now tracking info states my guitar should be here tomorrow. I don't know how that happened, but the sooner, the better! In case no one has noticed, the coupe is now available in cherry and natural at musiciansfriend. I'm glad I got mine on ebay, though. Recent Epiphone fingerboards usually look quite terrible to me, and the pictures of the actual guitar made it an easy choice.
     
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    Can you say more about the problem with the Epi fingerboards?


    FYI the Cherry and Natural models are in stock online at Guitar Center now as well.
     
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    I dunno, I just looked at the dozen or so modern Epis I have with "rosewood" fretboards and there's wide variation in the color and striations, grain density and length, and none objectionable from an aesthetic or playability standpoint, just different. The units that have received a board scrape and oiling are slightly darker owing to the removal of polishing compound and whatever else they coat them with at the factory, but the difference probably wouldn't be noticeable to anyone but me.

    In any case, at the price point of modern Epis, it's amazing to me that they still come with a rosewood variant, and that's only because of the gaping loophole in the CITES convention that allows finished products past US Customs, but prohibits incoming undocumented raw wood. Try buying a sub $1,000 Gibson and you get a baked maple or Richlite board, and on many more expensive models you get a "layered" Indian or Madagascar rosewood board.

    There's a pretty good article about Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) on page 130 in the August 2014 issue of Guitar Player magazine if it's of further interest.

    Also this: Fable Fighters: What's the Big Deal About USA-made vs. Offshore Guitars | GuitarPlayer
     
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    In stock now
     
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    Well, apparently JamesBordy since his may be "out for delivery" today :thumb: I'm going to swing by GC this afternoon and talk to them about ordering one for "in store" pickup with a no hassle option to return (emphasis on no hassle). I may be able to get a 15% discount too with a gear trade-in. If so I'll throw in a cheap pedal (a reason to keep them even when their junkers :D ).
     

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