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    Epiphone '59 Les Paul Coming

    What guitar can you get handcrafted for enough under $2500 to leave room for an amp? I had a Fender Custom Shop Strat (not sure that qualifies as "handcrafted") and currently have a Tom Anderson Hollow Drop Top Classic (definitely "handcrafted") and both were more than what Gibson charges for a...
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    So after a month with my 2020 Epi Standard 60s........

    While shopping for my 2020 60's I fondled three different Gibsons (looking at neck shapes) and they all had some kind of setup issue. Mostly very minor but the one, the Modern, was so badly out of intonation I literally couldn't tune it. Every chord I played was almost painfully dissonant. My...
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    So after a month with my 2020 Epi Standard 60s........

    Isn't the truss rod a double acting (or whatever it's called)? I have the same guitar and had about 6 frets that were a little high (I'm talking about .25 mm or less for the worse one). A few frets also had some divots under the the high E in three or four places. I used these and some fret...
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    How do you choose a guitar online? (Inspired by Corona)

    PS - I totally get where you're at. I just got a Helix LT from ZZounds. I bought it sooner than I planned to have something to play with in case I get sent home. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
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    How do you choose a guitar online? (Inspired by Corona)

    If you can buy new, Sweetwater has individual pictures of many of the Epi (and other) guitars they have in stock. Click Choose Your Fav and they show pictures, serial numbers, and even weights. Of course, If you don't know what you want exactly then there's risk of getting something you don't...
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    Epiphones, I am looking at buying a guitar.

    I'm going to go along with the crowd and say go for it. Call that store and talk to someone in the guitar dept. Explain your situation (New guy to playing) and ask them about it. I've alway had really good luck with GC folks. If they say it's OK, buy it. THey have a 45-day return policy. If you...
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    NGD x2 - Epi LP 60’ Tributes

    Those are rollers of some kind to help relieve binding in the nut. Kind of the same idea as the "T's" under the B and E strings on Strat headstocks.
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    Epiphones, I am looking at buying a guitar.

    I agree but when someone is struggling to even buy a guitar, adding more perceived up front cost to that purchase can have the same effect. My point to the OP is only that he doesn't need to plan to save up more before he buys one. My first guitar (in like 1977 or so) was some total POS no-name...
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    Epiphones, I am looking at buying a guitar.

    If you're just learning and tight on money, you don't need a setup. Just play. I have never paid for a setup in 40 years of playing. Focus on saving enough to buy the best guitar you can. Setups, pickups, pedals, that all comes later...hell, you don't even really need an amp to start learning...
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    Would you buy this?

    With it starting at the fret it could have been a tool (like a file) that slipped... ...or a crack that initiated at the bottom of the fret slot. I wouldn't touch it without a careful inspection first. Maybe if you got rock-solid assurances from the dealer that they'd take it back (including...
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    Let's take a look what's under the black thick poly of MIJ LPC-80

    That's actually a pretty nice look. You ought to clear coat it.
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    Let's take a look what's under the black thick poly of MIJ LPC-80

    Wow. One would think it would be adhered to the surface better...
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    New Epi Headstocks...... opinions

    I never liked the old headstock and I'll admit, however silly it actually is, it influenced my decision to buy a 2020 60's. The neck back shape was the prime driver but the headstock and available finish colors also factored in.
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    Let's take a look what's under the black thick poly of MIJ LPC-80

    How did you get the finish off? I just took some detailed pictures of my new 60's and they are built basically the same way. The body is three piece with a veneer back and the top is at least two pieces maple with a flame veneer top.
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    Is this serial number legit?

    I don't think Epi numbers reset every month. The first two are the year (so 2018), the next four are the factory code, and the remainder are the sequence number which I presume reset each year but it may not. There's an Epiphone factory tour video on YouTube where the guy quotes a max capacity...


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