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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Dec 1, 2019.
oh wait, you said guitars ...
Used to have a Traynor....Very nice amp!
You're right, of course, as Epiphone's Elitist line is pretty darn good. My response was somewhat tongue in cheek in that I want Epiphone's name to evoke a sense of quality as it did in the days where archtops were king. Despite the Elitist lineup, most people associate Epiphone with budget Gibson.
I'd like to see Epi reissue this, but with a Bigsby and some cool, Gretsch- style colors.
I know they can be great, my Samick Sheraton is gorgeous and bone stock, i am referring to the handmade acoustic archtops of the old Epiphone company, they are something else entirely.
They were excellent instruments. Back in the day, Epiphone competed with Gibson, head-on. A friend owns Johhny Smith’s old Epiphone Triumph and it’s an amazing guitar. Imagine a high quality, acoustic 16” archtop. It plays like butter, too.
Yessir, i have gotten close to a '39 Blackstone and a '52 Zephyr Regent something with a single NY pickup. Both had that thing. Here is a lovely example of the thing.
They were a top quality manufacturer. In the days of the rhythm cannons, Gibson, Gretsch and Epi all had some impressive entries and their top models were beautiful and ornate. There were Strombergs and DmAngelicos, as well, but a lot of players used something by one of the three manufacturers mentioned above.
Oh my gosh - I was just watching "The Irishman" this weekend and saw that Hudson and didn't know what it was. Had to look it up. Now here you are posting it.
Shergold (UK / 70s-80s) :
Wandrè/Davoli/Framez (I / 50s-60s) :
Leduc (F / 70s-80s) :
Jacobacci (F/30s-70s) :
In LH ! OK, don't dream...
Is St Blues guitars still around?
I think, yes... At least as RI or name re-use. I saw one LH for sale on a local Craiglist equivalent :
And some others in RH :
Shergold is back!
Wandre is one I thought of. Eastwood made replicas of some of their models.
I had a bran new Hondo ll sunburst. Don’t think ide like to see em back but in 79 it was my 8th grade gem!
Doc, you beat me! That was the first name that popped up in my brain!
Bigsby was the first thing I thought of. I'd love to see a couple of the more accessible/practical designs brought back as faithful reissues. No dumbing down with stuff like tune-o-matics.
I like the Selmer amp idea too.
If it's a Gretsch model, it'd be the Rambler.
I just can't think of a guitar brand that I would like to see back. The best survived. There were a lot of crappy guitars out there.
They brought them back, they are called The Heritage.