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Epiphone Factory tour China

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Nightcleaner, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Nightcleaner

    Nightcleaner Active Member

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    Just the number of Guitars they make bewildering. Now I seen where My Epiphone Dot was born.

     
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  2. Binkman

    Binkman AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well as a manufacturing eng. experience the tooling is really good. all the operations. I have 2010 les paul standard pelham blue' (very good finish) that I got off the bay and neck was never set up for time with strings on.. warped and twisted, too. Never set the neck. Only took 3 months to get the warp out at 3/8ths inch!

    I doubt previous owner made the neck warped.. but did install good pots and caps and came with a bigsby trem!! woo hoo.. well that sucked sort of but did include parts to convert back. I replaced china pups with semour duncan 59's buckers. Then getting into minor shit I put a bone nut on.

    btw.. weighs 9.10oz.. same as solid body American Gibson and I could hand it to you blindfolded and you'd swear it was American version. I paid a yard and my extras plus the free bigsby... I bought a hard shell case.

    Opinions are made in china.. well there are fine japanese guitars, indonesian fenders.. all over the world of guitars. But from a tech scope.. my first electric was a 59' epiphone sunburst les paul jr. 10yrs old when I bought it in late 60's? the neck was really straight and finger action was real nice like this one. pups needed work though.

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  3. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Very cool! Thanks!
     
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  5. Ross6860

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    Had several Epiphone guitars, including two Dots and two LPs.

    All the ones I had were excellent guitars. Replace the pickups and pots and have all the guitar you need.

    FWIW - Agile makes a killer LP copy. Mine had a real maple top, Grovers, and an ebony board.
     

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