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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-02-28T02:32:16+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=12617 2012-02-28T02:32:16+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=113024#p113024 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> Statistics: Posted by lapinemike — Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:32 am


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2012-02-12T03:02:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112943#p112943 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> I agree with you about the new and old Epiphones. The only thing they have in common is the name. What happened to the Washburn and Goya names is a similar story. Some of the older Washburn (Lyon & Healy) instruments were real beauties. The current Washburn company makes some nice instruments, but not the quality of the originals. Swedish Goyas are also far better quality than the instruments made after Martin took the name over. I like the current Vega banjos being made by Deering, but it's a change in ownership of a name here too, although they are making a better effort at producing a similar instrument than Martin or the new Washburns.

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2012-01-31T16:22:00+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112865#p112865 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> Statistics: Posted by guitarslim101 — Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:22 pm


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2012-01-30T00:51:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112843#p112843 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]>
ricbleu wrote:
My Larrivee LO3R is my #1 guitar too. I had an Epiphone EL00 and I really did try to get that guitar into my heart, but I never could. The best thing about it was the gorgeous sunburst, but the tone was wooly and the neck would have suited an electric guitar.


I find those Epi L-00 pretty thin sounding. No matter how much you dig into them just no grit or heft.

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2012-01-17T06:20:46+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112691#p112691 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> Peace

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2012-01-16T02:30:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112681#p112681 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> But my Epi was a fingerstyle guitar and seemed brighter at the high end.
I actually sold it because I didn't care much for the V profiled neck as I have small hands and found bar cording difficult.
leftyguitarman wrote:
You liked the Epi Masterbilt better than your Larrivee? A couple years ago I set myself a $1500 budget to get an all solid wood acoustic. I played every Taylor, Martin, Guild etc under $1500 and couldn't find a single guitar than sounded better than my Larrivee L-03. I even played some $3000 and $4000 Martins that couldn't compare in tone. I love my Larrivee and honestly, I cannot see myself buying an acoustic from any other manufacturer. Larrivee makes every guitar left handed at no additional charge and they will literally build you whatever you want. And, IMO, their prices are far more reasonable than any other North American acoustic manufacturer out there.

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2012-01-16T02:22:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112680#p112680 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:22 am


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2012-01-16T00:52:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112679#p112679 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> Had it on our local version of Ebay and got all these dick heads writing comments about it being a cheap Chinese guitar and not worth the money.
The guy that bought it fell in love with it as soon as he played it and was happy with the price.
Lo-Fi wrote:
I am pretty much a multi-tasker with most of my flat tops. But the Epi is more often as not the guitar that is sitting within arm's reach. I will fingerpick or strum just about anything on it - everything from "Big Road Blues" to the Easybeats "Friday on My Mind" (I love that song) with it.

It has an odd nut size - 1 10/16" but the soft V neck is just about as comfortable to play as it gets.

The only way to approach today's Epiphones is to, like you do with any guitar, judge them on their own merits and not how they compare to the instruments from the company's past glory days or their much higher priced Gibson cousins. I think the Masterbilt line (a name Epi used as far back as the 1930s) gives you alot of bang for your buck. And as I said, that little Epi Blues Master (one of their Masterbilts) was one heck of a concert size guitar for the money. But my opinion, for what it is worth, is any guitar that gives you joy is worth owning,

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2012-01-12T23:26:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112655#p112655 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]>
It has an odd nut size - 1 10/16" but the soft V neck is just about as comfortable to play as it gets.

The only way to approach today's Epiphones is to, like you do with any guitar, judge them on their own merits and not how they compare to the instruments from the company's past glory days or their much higher priced Gibson cousins. I think the Masterbilt line (a name Epi used as far back as the 1930s) gives you alot of bang for your buck. And as I said, that little Epi Blues Master (one of their Masterbilts) was one heck of a concert size guitar for the money. But my opinion, for what it is worth, is any guitar that gives you joy is worth owning,

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2012-01-12T21:51:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12617&p=112654#p112654 <![CDATA[Re: Epiphone Guitars]]> Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:51 pm


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