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  1. AK Epi Player

    Vintage Tokai quesion

    Just wondering if anyone knows why some older Tokai's have the model number stamped on the bottom of the FB, and others don't? I have two 1980's, (LS-50, LS-80), and a '82 LS-80. None of them have a stamp. But, have seen others of similar age that do....? Often thought it was just the higher...
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    Older Edwards LP, but how old?

    Okay, so this is the one that was on YJ forever, until I bought it this past year. It has spent most of it's time Stateside sitting around, waiting for me to get to it. Here is what I do know: It is a monster (heavy) one-piece slab of Mahogany, has FEB, one screw TRC (missing), and beyond...
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    New KORINA Explorer & Flying V coming!

    Just another round of lust from Epiphone announced today: :wow...
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    Koa Wildkat inbound

    So, I've had an order in with my S-W rep for one of the new Koa LP Customs, having asked that he send me pics before shipping anything, (so I can see it,or maybe choose one). Got an e-mail yesterday, but no pics until this morning. What popped up were some screen-grab shots of one of the...
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    New KOA top LP Custom coming...!

    Just opened my e-mail and saw this: :wow: http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2016/koa-lp-and-wildkat.aspx Koa topped LP Custom! (and WildKat too). Might just have to get in line for one. One thing that is very weird timing wise, is I was just looking at some of the Gibby LP...
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    Greco "Super Real" re-issues...?

    Just stumbled upon this while cruising ebay: :shock: Premium Greco "Super Real" Reissue Les Paul New | eBay Anyone heard?, or seen anything about these before? They look to be brand new production. "Made in Japan", with 3 screw TRC. :hmm: DRY-Z II Pups..? Apologies if I missed the...
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    Waiting on a Hinds Flying V..?

    Just wondering if anyone else "out here" is trying to get/waiting on one of these? :hmm: I've had one on order with AMS for almost 4 weeks now, with an original "expected" ship date of May 5th. Have called them weekly for the past 2 weeks, checking to see if there have been any updates...
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    SDOTD Riviera P-93

    Just putting this out there for anyone: Stupid Deal of the Day | SDOTD | Musician's Friend Not too crazy about the Blue color, but great guitars! :wave:
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    "Vintage MIJ" website: gone...?

    It's been a few Months since it disappeared now, but does anyone know why this website, with all the great information on early Navigator LP's vanished? :hmm: I found it to be very useful, and it's a bummer when stuff like that goes "POOF", and is gone. :shock: Makes me wish I would have...
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    Odd review from Epi...?

    Not sure what to make of this: a link on a weekly e-mail from Epiphone took me to their "News" page, where I saw another link to: Tonequest reviews the Elitist Les Paul Standard and inspired by Casino. :shock: Huh!? What's this..? so it links to this, elsewhere on their site: ToneQuest...
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    Great bargain on a "Rare" Epi LP

    Came across this gem a few minutes ago: :shock: Epiphone Les Paul in RARE Sunburst Electric Guitar 711106261591 | eBay Rare Sunburst color....?? I don't see it! :hmm:
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    Naptha okay for older Nitro clean up?

    I'm sure this has been covered many times over, but couldn't find a specific answer in the "search forum". :rolleyes: Anyway, I recently got an older LP (35 yrs old), and it has some blackish tar-like spots on the bottom, along with other specks of weird stuff that looks like it should come...
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    Seattle area Luthiers?

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone out here has had good experiences with any Luthiers in the Seattle/PNW area? I have an older MIJ LP with a back-bowed neck that I want to get straightened out, and done right! I have a newer Bacchus LP Special with a much worse back bow, that I've had...
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    Need a "G style" headstock? here you go!

    Just came across this while waiting to have dinner: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar | eBay Not my thing, but looks better than most "conversions". :rolleyes: Either way, not a bad deal for what the BIN is.
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    Sweet new Elitist Coronet!

    Killer spec'd Coronet, but Japan only. :( Ltd. Ed. Tamio Okuda Elitist Coronet Oh well, EMS is only $120 (or so, to the US), and some used ones will probably show up before too long! :)
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    Vintage Navigator NGD

    After a long week of nail biting, my Mailman made it a great Monday by delivering the "mystery" Navigator LP that I won a few weeks ago. :) As shown in the auction pics, it is covered in a layer of grime, corroded, black strings, etc. A few brief, test cleaning spots on the top showed that it is...
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    Blak N Blue w/case?

    I guess I can't read very well any more, but I thought that the Gary Clark models were going to come with a Hard Case....:hmm: Mine just arrived, and not even a POS gig bag in sight. Went back to look on S-Water site, and there it is listed as "no case". Everyone else get theirs the same...
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    MF Stupid deal alert: 2013 SG Tribute Future

    Don't know if any has seen today's "Stupid Deal of the day" but if you are looking for a good deal on an SG...$499 is hard to beat! :thumb: Stupid Deal of the Day | SDOTD | Musician's Friend :wave:
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    Elite Firebird Bass?

    Ran across this a short while ago while cruising some of the Japanese auction sites. An Epiphone Elite Firebird BASS....:shock: Have never seen, nor heard of such a beast, and they have to be rare :hmm:. Want to get it just because...but that really doesn't cut it, seeing as I have two Bass...
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    Back-bowed Bacchus, now what?

    So, my Mango wood Bacchus LP Special that I got a few weeks ago has had plenty of time to acclimate. Some of you may remember that I mentioned that the neck was back-bowed when I was first checking it out, and tuning up for the first time. Figured I'd let it get used to around here, then see...


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