- Jul 26, 2020
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This is my first set of Dimarzio pups in 30 yrs atleast. I hope I'm not disappointed...
I doubt you will be disappointed. I’ve heard nothing bad about those 59’s. I’ve always liked the DiMarzio stuff. I think he’s kind of the one that invented the whole aftermarket pickup thing to begin with. He has quite a range of models, but some of them do have silly names. A lot of people are down on the company because of the double cream thing.
WTFHere you go man LOL !!! 3 Thousand Dollars
For sale is a Joe bonamassa signature epiphone lazerus that was signed by Joe Bonamassa and includes the coa of the signature! Hard to put a value in it because I haven’t seen any like it listed! It has a beautiful top that’s hard to picture, and pictures don’t do it justice! Guitar is basically ...reverb.com
Up to this part I totally agree. It's his brand/ image that commands the price and good for him for doing that. While he's not the only one, he's undoubtedly one of the key people that are instrumental to keeping interest in Gibson Les Pauls (and other vintage instruments) alive.I'm not an Epi fan but even so, I think this model likely has real value and staying power for a number of good reasons. First off, it's got the legitimacy of Joe's involvement. I'm not really a Joe fan either, but his deep association with the LP and his stature as a player and collector speaks for itself.
This I'm not so sure. It's all in people's heads... the husk itself is no different in quality than other Epi models. Any increase in QC runs across the board. Sure, the construction is a bit more premium in terms of the body/neck blanks - but that's where it ends. The rest just go through the same process at the same factory. That being said, quality overall has been a lot better in the last 2-3 years which does help.Unlike other Epis spewed out in mass quantities and IMO often with mediocre quality ("great...for the price") these seek to be superlative, and I think Joe cares about that and didn't just license his name for a little more $$$. If -- if, if, if -- Epi can stick to the limited edition restriction and not release an avalanche of them to cash in, I think they'll have staying power. I wouldn't pay the escalating prices starting to be seen, but I think those who got one at the initial pricing did well.
Real nice photos and top. I don't remember, did you sand the finish ?
I picked this one up used from GC. The top is unmolested, I haven’t done anything to it either. The guy who had it before put the really nice Faber bridge and tailpiece on it, the worn nickel stuff. That’s why I bought the worn humbuckers, the shiny ones just clashed with the bridge hardware. I am more of a pickguard on guy, I think it depends on the guitar. I actually think I like the pickguard off if you have open coil pickups, but it just depends on the particular guitar. I’m very happy with it. I got it at a pretty good price, especially when you consider the upgraded hardware that cost the previous owner around $200 or so. He even included the stock hardware in the case. I would personally have put the original stuff back on it before I got rid of it, but I’m glad he didn’t.Real nice photos and top. I don't remember, did you sand the finish ?
Would be nicer without that white plastic slab across it
It’s not even really the locking Faber, it’s the one I think they call the “ABR conversion“. You can see that the bridge posts are more like the Gibson ABR.Deff one of the better one i have seen of these so far! Love the top and those pups look great!! Faber bridge pieces damn man it's a beast of a guitar now!!
I want to switch my Tribute over to the no locking bridge. Make it look more correct looking... This is what i have now. The locking Faber bridge pieces with the e-serts or what ever they call them for the gibsons??? This is the kit i bought for the guitar....It’s not even really the locking Faber, it’s the one I think they call the “ABR conversion“. You can see that the bridge posts are more like the Gibson ABR.