Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus Heavily modified - Poor man's R0/Joe Walsh

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This is my poor man's R0/Joe Walsh, an Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus "heavily modified" by luthier Igor Petinatti (Brazil).

In my country, due to the high taxes, a Gibson Traditional or Custom can cost a lot. I also got this Epiphone for a great price!

This is all what was done/installed:

Electronics
* 50's Wiring
* Braided wire
* CTS metric A500K x4 (no-load tone pot mod)
* Emerson Custom PIO .022uF Bumble Bee x2
* Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus
* Shielding with aluminum
* Switchcraft 1/4" guitar output jack
* Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch

Hardware
* Creamtone nickel non-wire ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum tailpiece
* Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic (102NV Series)
* PLT nickel M8 90 degree knob position indicator
* PLT nickel pickguard bracket
* StewMac strap buttons for Gibson (polished aluminum)
* Switchcraft nickel deep nut coarse knurl
* TonePros nickel VM1 vintage steel metric locking studs

Plastics
* Creamtone truss rod cover, poker chip, pickguard, jack plate, control and toggle back plates
* PLT amber switch tip and bell hat knobs gold with silver reflector

Others
Graphtech TUSQ XL
Jescar FW57110
Re-radius 14" to 12"

I'm sorry that the photos are not better, I'm a terrible photographer :)
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Cool! I’ve been wanting a Joe Walsh or R0 with a (nice) clown burst for quite some time, too and might get one of the new Bonamassa signatures. Your LP came out great!
 

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Nice!
I thought the Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus are factory equipped on the Tribute Plus, but I may be wrong.
 

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They are a rubbish guitar I had one and sold it to replace it with a Jap Tokai much better guitar
Right ... total piece of crap :facepalm: Good for you. Bad for everyone else.
Nice!
I thought the Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus are factory equipped on the Tribute Plus, but I may be wrong.
You're 100% right
http://www.epiphonewiki.org/index/Les_Paul_Tribute.php#1960_Les_Paul_Tribute_Plus

I wonder how much Igor charged him for those Classic 57's ...
 

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This is my poor man's R0/Joe Walsh, an Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus "heavily modified" by luthier Igor Petinatti (Brazil).

In my country, due to the high taxes, a Gibson Traditional or Custom can cost a lot. I also got this Epiphone for a great price!

This is all what was done/installed:

Electronics
* 50's Wiring
* Braided wire
* CTS metric A500K x4 (no-load tone pot mod)
* Emerson Custom PIO .022uF Bumble Bee x2
* Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus
* Shielding with aluminum
* Switchcraft 1/4" guitar output jack
* Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch

Hardware
* Creamtone nickel non-wire ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum tailpiece
* Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic (102NV Series)
* PLT nickel M8 90 degree knob position indicator
* PLT nickel pickguard bracket
* StewMac strap buttons for Gibson (polished aluminum)
* Switchcraft nickel deep nut coarse knurl
* TonePros nickel VM1 vintage steel metric locking studs

Plastics
* Creamtone truss rod cover, poker chip, pickguard, jack plate, control and toggle back plates
* PLT amber switch tip and bell hat knobs gold with silver reflector

Others
Graphtech TUSQ XL
Jescar FW57110
Re-radius 14" to 12"

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YEAH THATS THE STUFF
 

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Hey guys! Thank you very much!

I also thought it had a radius of 12, but it was 14.

I listed 57 just for reference, but they already came with the guitar!
 

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We tried to install the Creamtone rings, but it didn't work very well, some gaps and holes that came up, so we went back to the Epiphone rings.

If you intend to install Gibson rings on your Epiphone, and have OCD, I advise you not to, haha!
 

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We tried to install the Creamtone rings, but it didn't work very well, some gaps and holes that came up, so we went back to the Epiphone rings.

If you intend to install Gibson rings on your Epiphone, and have OCD, I advise you not to, haha!
Been there done that, I could have told you so. Why did you want to replace them ? Only to have more expensive ones ?
 

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Been there done that, I could have told you so. Why did you want to replace them ? Only to have more expensive ones ?
I liked their color better, and also because they are closer to Gibson, especially the bridge (in height).
 

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I ended up modifying my Fender Baja too :)

Follow the link for those interested:


Cheers!
 


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