Epiphone Unveils New Headstock Redesign for Inspired by Gibson Line

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And a USA-made Texan for NAMM 2020, looks pretty good to me! Depends on price of course... but I dig!

"The Original Collection—featuring the likes of Les Paul '50s and '60s Standards, SG Standard with Maestro, Firebird, Flying V, and Explorer—will have CTS pots, vintage pickup voicings and wiring, vintage-style tuners, and era-correct neck profiles.

The Modern Collection—featuring the Les Paul Studio, Les Paul Modern, and SG Classic Worn—will have push/pull pots, weight-relief bodies, slim taper necks, and other more contemporary appointments."




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Epiphone made-in-USA Texan
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It would be nice if Epi created an identity that is not tied to copying Gibson models for cheaper prices. How about a historic pre-Gibson line or something different. I get why the current strategy makes sense from a corp view. BUT...Epis were a great and innovative co long ago. That has been lost. Or maybe this is just old man dreaming. Ya probably. The Texan is a minor nod in that direction since it was intro'd in the 40s but I would enjoy more of this direction.
 
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I wonder if they’re using solid tops instead of veneers? That standard looks really nice, so does the custom
 

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It would be nice if Epi created an identity that is not tied to copying Gibson models for cheaper prices. How about a historic pre-Gibson line or something different. I get why the current strategy makes sense from a corp view. BUT...Epis were a great and innovative co long ago. That has been lost. Or maybe this is just old man dreaming. Ya probably. The Texan is a minor nod in that direction since it was intro'd in the 40s but I would enjoy more of this direction.


Even this model Texan, the same one played by McCartney etc, was a post-Gibson redesign, a J-45N (J-50) with an Epi head.

Epi did actually make a few models post-buyout that were uniquely theirs, not rebadged Gibbys, like the Sheraton and Coronet.
 

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It's nice to see at least one US made Epi. I would love to see them do a "custom Shop" type deal here, with nitro and the proper gibby headstock.

Problem there is market overlap with actual Gibsons; those Epis wouldn't be cheap and might well outsell USA-factory G's.
 

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pretty cool

Glad to see this is finally happening
 

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Still not going to buy an Epiphone without a Gibson headstock. Sorry.

Fender doesn't feel the need to pull this crap with Squier, I don't see what makes Gibson so special.


Nah, I think Epiphone should just return to the elegant proportions of its pre-Gibson headstocks (and make Epi-only models, not "poor man's Gibsons")

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the all solid wood Frampton version of the Epiphone Texan __ is around $1200

( edit : correction . just $750 with the case and extras :shock: )

I wouldn't expect the USA version to be much more than that . but definitely a guitar that I would want to check out
 
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the all solid wood Frampton version of the Epiphone Texan __ is around $1200

( edit : correction . just $750 with the case and extras :shock: )

I wouldn't expect the USA version to be much more than that . but definitely a guitar that I would want to check out

Epiphone Texan... Paul McCartney's "Yesterday" guitar.

Virtually a J-45. Same woods, different inlays, and a 25.5 scale.

But sounds as good as the old 'J.

Damn good guitar, that Texan. It would get my vote for acoustics under $1K.
 

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