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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 05:57 AM
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15. why buy new? I collect also - and would never choose the Epi over a Gibson
lots of bargains abounding right now.

Long term - I don't see you losing any money on a patient-purchase of a quality guitar. Epiphone made some terrific guitars . . . back in the '30's and '40's - the Broadway, for example. Now - just Gibson knock-offs.

Here's one for $1200 - http://cgi.ebay.com/Gibson-ES-335-S-Professional-Deluxe... . And don't be concerned that it was labeled a "second". Gibson did that for a while to clear inventory. I have owned them - and not a problem to be found.

Stick with the Gibson - be patient.
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  -Need some opinions on a possible guitar purchase freethought  Sep-08-09 02:52 PM   #0 
  - I feel your stress.  Iggo   Sep-08-09 09:29 PM   #1 
  - Hey, I appreciate the input!! Thanx!!  freethought   Sep-09-09 09:57 AM   #2 
  - My two cents. I would hold off until you can afford the Gibson.  Bonhomme Richard   Sep-10-09 10:49 AM   #3 
  - Is this for playing or?  here_is_to_hope   Sep-10-09 11:50 AM   #4 
  - I'm a player. NOT a collector!  freethought   Sep-10-09 06:47 PM   #5 
     - I would do an Epi then, I suggest  here_is_to_hope   Sep-11-09 06:57 PM   #6 
        - I would take the instrument to tech/luthier  freethought   Sep-12-09 01:31 PM   #7 
           - "holly body"...lol...  here_is_to_hope   Sep-15-09 11:04 AM   #8 
           - Relic guitars baffle me.  freethought   Sep-15-09 06:47 PM   #9 
              - Its all about stage looks...  here_is_to_hope   Sep-16-09 08:50 AM   #10 
           - Yeah, go for the Epi. You can do it even cheaper with a Dot Deluxe - Nice Geetar  kysrsoze   Nov-26-09 02:03 AM   #16 
  - If The Neck Fits Your Hand,. . .  ProfessorGAC   Sep-21-09 09:13 AM   #11 
  - Noted!  freethought   Sep-21-09 12:10 PM   #12 
  - I like the Dimarzio Fred, too  charlie   Sep-22-09 02:26 AM   #13 
     - You're Right!  ProfessorGAC   Sep-22-09 06:38 PM   #14 
  - why buy new? I collect also - and would never choose the Epi over a Gibson  DrDan   Oct-26-09 05:57 AM   #15 
  - Epiphone is a quality budget guitar, and with mods, will come close to feel/sound of a Gibson  kysrsoze   Nov-26-09 02:16 AM   #17 
     - except for a few vintage Epi's, I would still be patient and wait for a decent Gibson  DrDan   Nov-28-09 05:15 AM   #18 
  - I have an Epiphone LesPaul/SG 1961 copy, tripple pickups, gold hardware,  old mark   Jan-20-10 01:25 PM   #19 
  - Though I have only bought Gibsons, the Epiphone is not a bad instrument  Swamp Rat   Sep-05-10 11:52 PM   #20 
 

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