Epiphone Wish List

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

  1. Buzzin_Cousin

    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Member

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    My wish would be a guitar specced like the T+ in gold top with a natural back. Nitro would be nice, with a bone nut. Wonder what the street price would be on that.
    Probably $900-$1,000. Might as Well just go after an Edwards with Seymour Duncan's.


    What if they made Epiphones with the option of a Gibson headstock as a $100+ upcharge?

    How many of you would go for that?
    Think about it

    Or build your own Epiphone on the website, like dominoes and Pizza Hut have.

    Which pick ups would you like...
    Tuners keystones green or chrome ...
    Jumbo frets , medium jumbo or vintage ?

    For an even larger up charge you can choose your kind of wood, or Slim taper neck or 50s ?


    Like what kind of dough do you want , sauce cheese toppings etc.
     
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  2. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    If you're referring to the Samick-made Epis than I would agree.

    But if you're referring to the guitars coming out of WMI, then no. Just no. The WMI-made guitars are consistently better made than the Epis coming out of China these days. Way better fretwork, way better fit and finish overall.
    The problem is not the finish itself. The real problem is that the finish is usually applied way too thick. If they made the finish only as thick as it needs to be, then I wouldn't care if it was poly or nitro. A thin finish is a good finish regardless of its type in my books.
     
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  3. Buzzin_Cousin

    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Member

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    What is this WMI factory. Is this somewhere that copies made by other brands are contracted?
     
  4. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    World Musical Instruments, located in South Korea.
    They manufacture for many brands, don't they even make PRS' more affordable range ?
     
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  5. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    World Musical Instruments.

    They're a factory that many popular brands contract out to build their higher-end import guitars. The LTD 600 and 1000 series guitars, PRS SE Customs and signature models, higher end Chapman guitars, higher-end Deans and BC Rich's and many other brands that offer guitars in the ~$1000 range build their imports in that factory.

    It's widely agreed that it's the factory that makes consistently the highest quality instruments out of all the Korean factories (including Samick). And a lot better than pretty much any of the Chinese factories.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Samick stopped producing in Korea many years ago.....
     
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    PierM Premium Member

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    And also the James Tyler Variax, which are really high quality.
     
  8. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    Yup, I knew that.
     
  9. Money f'Nuthin

    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    That 175 is awesome!
     

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