epiphone scroll

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  1. guitar_randy

    guitar_randy Senior Member

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    Anyone else here have an epiphone scroll?
     
  2. dennistruckdriver

    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    After Googling it, I can understand why you didn't post a photo, and also why there are not a bunch of guys owning up to having one......

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    sorry man,thats one of the ugliest things i've seen in a long time
     
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    Jason Senior Member

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    Is it just me or does that top horn scroll look a bit like this: [​IMG]
     
  5. Iceman0124

    Iceman0124 Senior Member

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    I like em, though i've never seen a flat top one (dont care for the one in the pic), the one I almost bought ages ago was carved top and had beautiful curves.

    This ones a little nicer, but still not the same as the one I saw way back when

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  6. guitar_randy

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    ouch.Can tell your a trucker.:hmm:
    Yea,they are unique looking are they not.
    They do sound and play nice though.
    My first electric I had as a kid in 1979 was one.l still have it but it doesn't come out of case too often.Minesthe more deluxe model with the single coil tap switch and block inlays.Solid maple body.Heavier than any LP I ever lifted.It is ebony with gold hardware,bound neck.
    Real slim neck.Plays fast.Just very different looking.Some like it.Many don't.Every now and then I run into someone looking for one or someone who owns one .Was just wondering if any of those people were here

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  7. dennistruckdriver

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    Yep....truckers don't like ugly stuff....I'm sure it's a great guitar, but DAYUM!!!!....those things SHOULD stay in the case!
     
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    yea,they are about as ugly as those 3 hole usa telecasters,ya know?
     
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    Almost....but not quite!:applause:
     
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    guitar_randy Senior Member

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    LOL:thumb:
     
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    it looks like something Prince would play
     
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    Theres actually a good amount of people who really like these things.I've had quitee a bit of people offere to buy it already.It plays nice.The neck is slim.it has 24 frets which I remember I liked alot when I used it.It actually is pretty high quality.Its as nice playing and sounding as any Gibson I've ever played.The look definately is unique though,which some seem to like and others are turned off by it.I hold onto it basically for sentimental reasons.It was my first electric.And because it may be worth money,if not today,someday.It was only made for 3 years.1976 thru 1979.You don't come across many of them
     
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    I still think it's a bit....un-pretty....but if it's your first, then by all means, keep it!
     
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    Hmmm...it reminds me of one of those Tregan guitars.
     
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    I really dig them but they are hard to get ahold of. The ones that come up on ebay are often beat to hell and the ones you see at guitar shows are just show pieces that aren't being sold.

    Very nice guitar Randy. Be proud of the wierdness. :thumb:
     
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    Wow, a lot of hate for the Scroll.

    I knew a guy who had one back in the late 80s. He loaned it to me when my #1 was getting some repairs. Played and sounded great. Used it at an audition and the entire band raved about it (I got the gig).

    A very unique looking guitar, to say the least, but a pretty good axe from an otherwise misbegotten period for Epiphone.

    Now if I could just lay my hands on a Del Rey...those have always intrigued me. Double cut, mahogany body with a maple top, OBL pups with a coil tap...I've never seen one IRL.

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    guitar_randy Senior Member

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    Thanks
     
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    Yep.They play and sound great.Mine is very heavy though.Heaviest guitar I have ever lifted.
     
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    The scroll is one of my all time favorite body designs! If it wasn't for the longer scale, I'd probably have gotten one by now. I may still get one someday. Scroll love!
     
  20. jamesfiddler1976

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    Yes. I own a 1979 Epiphone Scroll SC-450. Mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware, all original. I absolutely love it. I wouldn't trade it or sell it for anything. It plays beautifully, has killer sustain, fast action, 24 frets (perfect for playing the solo to Great White's "Save All Your Love"), and the cut-out switch is great for switching from sweet and clean to heavy and punchy. The best part is that it is an Epiphone (Les Paul's favorite as well as a favorite of Zakk Wylde, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, and others). I also own a 1993 Epiphone C-25 classical acoustic. You want an ugly guitar, check out an Airline, ESP Samurai Kyomoto Special, the Wangcaster, or a Davoli. To me, the scroll is a beautiful work of art.:slash:
     

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