- Aug 4, 2015
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The worst thing about Epi's new models is the Pau Ferro fretboards...
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.
You're absolutely correct ...Feck Gibson and China! I buy used Made in USA Gibsons...and unless a spectactular old Gibby is offered I'm done. Happy and content with what I have. Sending money to China is feed ing a monster that has long term plans to assimilate the world.
Finally.... someone that gets it 100%.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.
So nothing in your home was made in China?Feck Gibson and China! I buy used Made in USA Gibsons...and unless a spectactular old Gibby is offered I'm done. Happy and content with what I have. Sending money to China is feed ing a monster that has long term plans to assimilate the world.
Certainly can't say nothing, thats impossible with the sellouts our corporations and politicians have executed the last 30 years! But I do go outta my way to avoid anything made there. Look at Hong Kong right now and their actions in the south China Sea. !So nothing in your home was made in China?
I'm not young, and have had a number of expensive guitars, previously and currently. So what I'm saying is not that sort of thing. But like I said, believe what you want.That's the sort of thing I would tell myself when I was younger and too poor to buy a real guitar.
Now I buy real guitars.
I never hated the head stock, just that it wasn’t a “gibson.” But I gave that up when I found a LP junior ”custom” with a neck that blew away anything Gibson’s produced since the 90’s. But I cut my teeth on skinny neck LP Customs from the 70’s.I really don't get all the hate on the Epi...
So you don't care that Gibson intentionally creates an obvious visual difference between their upper end models and their lower end models so that the buyer knows they don't have the "real thing" unless they pony up the cash, which many players (especially younger players, you know, the next generation of pro musicians) simply can't do? Gibson sold a bunch of Fenders, Schecters, ESPs and Deans when they refused to offshore their brand for the budget-minded musicians...if you ask me, they ought to pull the plug on the Gibson-derived Epiphones (LP, SG, V, Explorer, and Firebird) and rebrand them as Gibson InternationalI 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.)