Sparkle Tops

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  1. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    Who out there has pics of their Epi LP with sparkly paint?

    Here's mine:
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    She's a 2000 deluxe. The picture doesn't show it great, but she's Sparkle Red.
     
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  2. Kong

    Kong Senior Member

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    Cool axe. I GAS for a blue sparkle top, but no luck to date.
     
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    Kalamazuu Senior Member

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    '96 Sparkle Goldtop Standard, with DiMarzios.

    :hmm: don't know why it's so small.
     
  4. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    Oooh, pretty!
     
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    My favourite one...[​IMG]
     
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  6. TeaForTwo

    TeaForTwo The Guitar Whisperer Premium Member

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    Silver Epi....
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    ChubbyD Junior Member

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    This is my most recent mid-90's Sparkle-Top! I have had 5 Red Sparkles so far but, this is my first "Goldie"!
    I have toyed with collecting them but, it's not easy to find the more unique Green, Blue, Pink, etc.. of the same era.
    My "Goldie" came to me with "upgrades" which appealed to me. The tuners were replaced with Gold, Vintage Genuine Gibson Green Button tuners, Gibson Crème/Gold P-94 Bridge pick-up, Seymour Duncan Seth Lover neck pick-up and, Gold TonePros Roller bridge & tail-piece.
    It is cosmetically about an 8.5 with all imperfections being on the natural portions of the guitar. The gold sparkle top is still gorgeous.
    It sounds just incredible. Such a perfect pick-up combo. At least, I think it is!
    I am a hobby trader so this will likely find itself in someone else's hands one day. Unless I stumble another Sparkle Top real soon. If that happens I will consider it fate and begin my Sparkly collection!
     

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  8. RTH

    RTH €piphoneWiki Team V.I.P. Member

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    Love the sparkle tops, guys! Keep 'em coming!
     
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  9. WannaBeTownshend

    WannaBeTownshend Senior Member

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    Sad to say I only have one :(

    Oh well, I figure at some point I'll buy a '56 GT and stick some mini-humbuckers in.
     
  10. ChubbyD

    ChubbyD Junior Member

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    Love them all but, the Green Sparkle is just stunning!
     
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    shaky town Senior Member

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    here's my Unsung MIK from 1999, found it by chance, a wonderful guitar.
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  12. RTH

    RTH €piphoneWiki Team V.I.P. Member

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    Very nice!
     
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    Normally green is far from my favorite color for anything except for trees, vegetables, and money, but I LOVE that!:thumb:
     
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    I've always been a fool for Silver Sparkle and I like this one A LOT! I might make a different choice in knobs but the rest is absolutely killer! :cool:
     
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    Liberace called, he wants his guitar back! :lol:
     
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    howlermonkey Senior Member

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    Man.....those sparkle tops remind me of the donzi, checkmate, glastron, and action marine boats of my youth.

    Toyota makes camrys in a black that has blue metalflake.

    It's subtle in the shade but really comes alive in the sun.
     
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    fleahead Senior Member

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    That's why they're sometimes referred as "bass boat" finishes
     
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    scrumm21 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    my '14 Epi Red Royale Std. ( Has very subtle gold flakes that sparkles nicely in the light). This epi stays in tune, holds intonation dead on and literally feels better in my hands than all my others with maybe the exception of the '88 ObG custom. My 1st LP and will never part with it..
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    My favorite LP to grab and go jam.
     
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