Epiphone Wish List

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Rocco Crocco, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    There are a few great features I would love to see made available as options in the Epi LP line. Some of these may have existed in the past, but it would be great to see them available. What other choices would make you pry open your wallet?


    1) Maple fingerboard... on both Customs and Standards. Personally I am a huge fan on the look.
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    2) Access neck heel. Not sure why this is not an option:hmm:
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    3) Top like those found on the early 90s LPs... just don't see them any more.
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    Koebiguitar Member

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    Maple??? Igittigitt! Looks very wrong for me on any LP
     
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  3. rku615

    rku615 Junior Member

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    Stainless steel frets anyone?
     
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    sibyrpunk Senior Member

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    A nice set neck double cut p90 junior.
     
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    Benjammin Senior Member

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    I think a version of the Custom Lite would be cool

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    and the 335S

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    61LPSG Senior Member

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    and return of the Elite or Elitist line.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    All of my desires are mainly just to improve the quality of the guitars and make them more correct to the Gibson equivalent.

    Fixing the headstock shape and headstock angle.
    A return of the LP and SG Elitist line.
    Moving the production of the mid-higher end Epis to WMI in Korea. The Chinese factory can keep their cheapies.

    None of these desires are remotely realistic but a man can dream.
     
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  9. Dolebludger

    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    My wish for Epi would go for Gibson too. I don't know how it would work out, but I wish both would bring out "ground up" designs that aren't over 50 years old. Maybe something attractive and functional in the way of a double cut. Maybe some detailed options in fret board radius, neck width, and carve. Not holding my breath.
     
  10. stiff fingers

    stiff fingers Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    How about a 59 tribute plus, or just more neck options. It would be nice to get a thick neck on something other than specials and signature models. I like Gibson's soloist neck, but I don't expect to see it on an Epi.

    Come on Epi, necks, the part we can't mod. Give us choices.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    These two are on my 'List'
    just not on top, this might change when the price is right :naughty:

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  12. TheKat

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    Nobody mentioned nitro laquer finish as a wish explicitly?!
    This plasticky look and feel ....

    That would my wish - at least on the more expensive models (like tribute and signature guitars).

    It would also do more justice to the price difference to the standard les pauls - at the moment this is just too high IMHO. Especially the signature guitars....
     
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  13. Dolebludger

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    Yep, some people do greatly prefer lacquer, and perhaps that option on ALL models would be good. Personally, I have both lacquer and poly finished guitars, and my preference is THIN poly. It is easy to remove the poly "stickies" by applying some Autoglym Radiant Wax Polish (aka Super Resin Polish) available at online auto equipment stores, An English product, it contains no wax or resin, but is a chemical cleaner that will get rid of the stickies in five minutes or less.
     
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    ! OT Warning - Don't read this if you're only interested in the the threads topic !

    Well, this Autoglym product is called polish, and is intended for freshening up paint on older cars. It should contain a (very mild) abrasive component. So I think the main effect is to break up the super high gloss of the poly. Makes a friendlier look and feel :slash:
     
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    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    TheKat,

    Sorry, but the product I mentioned contains no abrasives either. I happen to be well versed in auto care products, as I was the "detailing" moderator on the Mercedes-Benz Club of America forum, before that forum unfortunately withered a way a few years ago. This product is only a chemical cleaner (very mild) and a bit of a glaze. And poly on guitars is virtually identical to clear coat on cars. Like you, I don't recommend using abrasive products on guitars (nor on cars, for that matter). As I pointed out in my post above, this is an English product and is not properly named to fit US English language. Not only does it contain no abrasives, but it contains no wax and no resin. I have recommended this product for "sticky removal" on poly guitars and for general guitar cleaning and shining on this forum before, and all who have tried it have liked the result. And some have even used it on their cars as well, with good result. As it contains no abrasives, it WILL NOT remove surface scratches in poly or clear coat. The glaze component will, however, fill very small scratches and make them less noticeable -- in both cars and guitars.
     
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    Hi Dolebludger,

    thanks for the info.
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Another run of the nitro finished Texans.
    A Tribute Plus without a flat, d-shaped neck.
     
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    The current ES-295 model. If I really wanted that wish complete? Then offer it either with a slightly wider option at the nut or a chunkier neck profile that isn't a "1960s Slim Taper".
     
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    The posts right above about the need for more options in neck carve are spot-on. My hands and fingers are rather small, so I prefer a rather slim neck. But I know players with large hands and fingers who naturally prefer more beefy necks. So I wish Epi would offer several optional neck carves on most (or all) of their models, and a better description of the neck carve in their literature.
     
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    I know the consensus is that the MIKs are better made than the MICs. Don't know that I agree tho. And I'm not sure what havibg the T+ made in Korea would accomplish.
     

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