Epiphone differences vs Gibson.

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Donnie, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    He is on the way to make more friends here.....
     
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  2. Malikon

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    yes. Because that's not how Epiphone builds guitars.

    There are many factory tour videos where you can watch them assemble all of the guitars. They're all multi piece.

    Because that's stronger and less likely to warp.

    From a business standpoint it makes zero sense for them to ever produce a one piece back. Because their wood is generally not awesome and it will warp over time, split from the top, and generally just cause lots of problems that Epiphone wants to avoid.

    If you're somehow the one single person in the world who someone managed to get the one freak of nature Epiphone, then more power to you.

    But I think you're full of it. I'm entitled to that opinion.
     
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  3. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    There may be a few in this thread who really know Epis, but I don't think anyone in the thread comes close to Malikon when it comes to playing them or any other guitar. ( I had my Gold Top in my lap once when watching one of his videos and I swear that she screamed at me "Stop touching me!!! I want him to play me" :laugh2: ) He is a true artist and anyone who tries to disparage his talent around here will remain friendless and obviously has no idea of what he speaks.

    He can't count either...Malikon has been here for THREE years. :D
     
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  4. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Don't waste your time - he's fact-resistant...............
     
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  5. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    "Fact-resistant" I LOVE IT!!!

    That is going to become a catch phrase around MLP, I think. :D
     
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    River Senior Member

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    No. It's entertaining watching you jump from one unsubstantiated claim to another. :thumb:
     
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  7. Malikon

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    "fact-resistant"

    I like that. :thumb:
     
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    I don't believe "THINKING" is something you do well!
     
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  9. Mexicanbreed

    Mexicanbreed Senior Member

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    Very well put, Mal! I´m not a guitar builder, but I´ve been interested in guitar building and read a bit on it. It sometimes amazes me what people choose to believe gives them the better instrument.There are some interesting books on the subject of guitar building, one in particular is very popular among hobbyists:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-Electric-Guitar/dp/0953104907]Make Your Own Electric Guitar: Melvyn Hiscock, Brian May: 9780953104901: Amazon.com: Books[/ame]


    Author Melvyn Hitchcock, foreword by none other than, appropriately, Brian May.

    At what point does one consider a guitar to be made of multiple pieces? Fretboard, neck, body (one or two or more), a top...all are different pieces put together. At what point does the mere number of pieces matter to the overall quality? I guess Fenders must be much better guitars...some necks are one piece maple, some bodies are one or two pieces of alder or ash...not much more to it. Veneers are just used to cover up glue lines, to pretty up a build. If the construction is sound, if the wood quality is fine, there should be no problem.

    Why is it so important that a guitar body is made of one or two pieces? Does it affect vibration somehow?
     
  10. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Speaking of pics, did you see my request for edge-on pics of your one-piece Epi back? Something like this:

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    If your body is one piece, a picture staged like this would shut everyone here up.

     
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    Tanqueray Senior Member

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    How about you show us the rest of that guitar.
     
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    River Senior Member

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    Why?
     
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    Because it looks really nice, but all we can see is the bottom, with just a hint of the top.
     
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    I don't think that's Thumps guitar as much as a photo to illustrate a point.

    (could be wrong)
     
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    I was hoping it could be both.
     
  16. Thumpalumpacus

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    It's not mine; I pulled a sample pic off Google, so that 332 could see what I meant by "edge-on".

    I'd be interested in seeing an Epi with a one-piece body because that would be a new one to me; never seen a one-piece Epi befopre, not that it matters much to me anyway. How the guitar sounds and plays is a little more important -- but I like learning new stuff too.
     
  17. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    Yes, I'm posting pics of my Elitist GT again. :D

    I just took a shot of the bottom edge of my Elitist and you can barely see the join line right down the middle of the strap lock screw. You can also see the way the grain angles away on both sides making for a beautifully book matched back. The line is pretty much invisible when looking at the back of the guitar.

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  19. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    Purty!!
     
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  20. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    That's a beautiful guit, Barchy.
     
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