Epiphones Getting Gibson Headstock Designs Soon

jktxs

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So I wonder if the Vivian Campbell is the first to feature the new look the rest will be getting?
The Vivian Campbell signature looks like it has the regular Casino headstock. The new design template in the instagram post is from an Epiphone De Luxe, which is a bit narrower towards the top.
 

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I’ve had MIC, MIK and MIJ Epiphones, several Gibsons and several Chibsons. Believe what you want, but Chibsons can easily be Epiphone quality if you pick the right seller and know what to ask for.
 

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really doesnt matter too much about the headstock.at the lower end gibson/higher end epiphone level about the only real difference is poly vs.nitro finish.a thin poly finish would be better than a thick one,and an open book headstock design would probably move a few more epis.
 

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I think Epi headstock haters do so because it isnt a Gibson head stock.
Not really... at least for me
It is not just about the name on headstock... Epi headstock looks bad to me..
I am totally fine with getting an explorer with Epiphone logo on its headstock instead of Gibson for example
 

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I have never let the shape of the headstock decide wether I like a guitar or not.
And on a more personal level, I have been hoping that the new Gibson would leave the old Epiphones alone.
 

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I’ve had MIC, MIK and MIJ Epiphones, several Gibsons and several Chibsons. Believe what you want, but Chibsons can easily be Epiphone quality if you pick the right seller and know what to ask for.
It's funny or maybe it isn't, but there are some products made in china that are actually of a higher quality than the originals simply because of the materials used. For instance, they don't have trouble getting some woods, like ebony.

Not that i'm condoning buying fake products mind you.

Check out these, i always wanted to buy one.

 

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Gibson style headstocks will sell more epi's. They just will. The Gibson headstock looks nicer and is more recognizable/iconic. I know it's a headstock but it's a thing with potential buyers. Fender, PRS, ESP, Ibanez etc.... all have their budget/ import lines with the same headstocks as their domestic line for a reason.
 

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I don't get the headstock haters. Do you constantly look at the headstock while playing, and shudder, causing you to blow notes in front of an audience? Come on, it's a headstock. It's purpose is to hold the tuners. Get over it. (Unless it's a wangcaster. then hold your head in shame for even owning one.)
You're missing the point.

It's about taste and aesthetics...to me a guitar is also a piece of art.

That headstock looks like shit.

Didn't stop me from buying an Epi LP, ( '56 GT...a GREAT guitar BTW) but it is what it is.
 
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^agreed

To answer the question in the OP, no. Epiphones getting Epiphone headstock designs soon!
 

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I don't get the headstock haters. Do you constantly look at the headstock while playing, and shudder, causing you to blow notes in front of an audience? Come on, it's a headstock. It's purpose is to hold the tuners. Get over it. (Unless it's a wangcaster. then hold your head in shame for even owning one.)
If you don't care at all about aesthetics you can follow that line of thought with anything. Who cares what your clothes look like, their purpose is to keep you warm and hide your nuts. Who cares what your car looks like, its purpose is transporting you. Who cares what your home looks like, its purpose is to keep the rain off your stuff. Not many people feel that way though, unless they are severely autistic maybe.
 




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