EPIs you WANT (But don't necessarily have)

Discussion in 'Other Epiphones' started by WannaBeTownshend, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    Show off the ones you think are the bee's knees, but may not be in your collection just yet

    I wouldn't mind one of these with maybe some gold reflector tophats:
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    Doesn't really jive with my largely Townshend-based collection but it's just so cool :rofl:

    I also wouldn't mind one of these:
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    And lastly, a 56GT:
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    This one I would consider making a Townshend project guitar, replacing the P-90s with Seymour Duncan Antiquity II mini-humbuckers, and carving out a slot for a Dimarzio Humbucker in the middle with an added toggle switch to activate it. This would probably cost $900+, so not something I'll be doing any time soon, but still a fun idea :laugh2:
     
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  2. StairwayToTimmeh

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    I've got some really bad Epi GAS built up over the years.
    I agree with the Black Beauty 3 and '56 GT. Those have always appealed to me.

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    I really really wanted a Riviera just like this. The problem is they're discontinued, and rare. For some reason it's easier to find them with full humbuckers and a stop bar rather than the original minis and frequensator. There was one sitting in my local music shop for 2 years, but as soon as I finally got money for it, someone snatched it. So I got my '62 Crestwood reissue instead.

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    I'd also love one of these specials. They just seem like such solid no frills workhorse Les Pauls. Unfortunately, they're also discontinued. WHY MUST I HAVE SUCH TASTE IN DISCONTINUED GUITARS? :facepalm:

    And although I've never played one, I'm very interested in the original Genesises as well. The reissues look really lame. They shoulda kept the controls true to the originals.
     
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  3. Olympus Mons

    Olympus Mons Senior Member

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    I'm pretty much set on Epi LP's for now unless I run into an Elitist or something but there is one Epiphone guitar I have always kinda wanted:

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  4. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    That Riviera's pretty sweet! (The ones I'm familiar with have 3 P-90 dogears and a gold Bigbsy :hmm:) My dad bought one of those Les Paul specials a few years ago. He said he liked it better than most of the Gibsons he's played. Here's one I found on ebay (actually about 15 minutes from my house :laugh2:) Epiphone Les Paul Special Set Neck TV Yellow | eBay

    Stay on the lookout, and run some of these by the fakes thread to get 'em verified by the experts, you might snag a good deal :)
     
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  5. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Premium Member

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    Put me down for that 56 Goldtop.

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    I really like Gibson's Traditional Goldtop with P90's, but $3K is too expensive, IMHO. Gibson's 50's Tribute Goldtop is less expensive, but I'm not convinced that it's actually a step up from the Epiphone.

    That might be why Epiphone discontinued the Goldtop...
     
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  6. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    Ahh well, you can still pick these up on ebay for ~$450
     
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    JayFreddy Premium Member

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    Yeah, but I had a couple of shots at 'em new for $350 when they were first discontinued. I hate paying $450 for a used one when I coulda shoulda woulda :)p) got a new one for $350. But I've got my greedy little eyes on Craiglist too... ;)
     
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    Zakk wylde black white bullseye
     
  9. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    I have a NGD coming up real soon, so I don't think there will be room for more right now.
    But I wouldn't mind adding a '56 Gold Top with P90s, and a black Classic Custom Antique to the collection.
     
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    Epi rocks Senior Member

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    One of these would be brilliant. With a Stetsbar, of course. :naughty:

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    A genuine Epi only design. YEAH!!
     
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    For me.


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    Cheers G.
     
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    Dream come true :fingersx:
     
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  13. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    It's all backward, it is! Pretty sexy axe, man!
     
  14. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I always wanted the zakk wylde camo bullseye with maple fingerboard
     
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    Wo, quite a radical departure from black, black and more black for you there Pete! [​IMG]
     
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    ...only because I promised the wife that I would only have two guitars.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    It seems to be the closest to 'all black' :naughty:

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    Japanese market Epiphone 67 re issue flying V, made circa 1999.
    The only Epi' V that is true to the real thing - correct neck join and headstock shape. An Epi' Schenker V is the nearest thing not made in Japan, but even that has too sharp a headstock. So I keep looking......
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  20. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Though since I got my '56 GT, this has less GAS pull. But I do want a GT Hummie Guitar.
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    And since I got the TV Silver LE Custom Pro, this has a lot less GAS for me
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