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Epiphone Johnny A. Guitar

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by ZackyDog, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    It looks like a mini Barney Kessel? Gene Cornish played one in The Rascals.

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    It has a nice, vintage sound; I'm sure that the Gibson '57 Classic pickups help.



    Beautiful, sunset glow finish.

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  2. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I saw one last week. Beautiful. Epi is delivering goodness these days.
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I love it, but those S-holes are so crude!
     
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  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Age:
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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    About $999 compared to the Gibson version that is $6K+ (!)

    The finish reminds me of this Shengze/Bad Cat guitar's Tokyo Sunset finish:

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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Curious to see if the tuning stability is as bad as the WildKat. I mean, LOOK at that break angle.
     
  6. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Ya, it really looks like a Biggsfix is in order.
     
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  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    I really do like the look of the guitar though. Always have. Beautiful. And the feature set on this is quite nice[don't know about that switch placement though]. Nice that you get 57 Classics and a US Bigsby.
     
  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Seriously nice guitar.

    Now, if I could only play like Johnny A.....
     
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  10. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    One of the few pointy or Gibson guitars that I'd be interested in. I'd also be concerned about the break angle.
     
  11. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    80
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Bigsby/break angle no problem...lots of really nice tail-pieces out there!!!
     
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  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I forgot....it's a hollow body. :)
     
  13. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    You don't often see an electric guitar with a case and ebony fretboard at $1000. Didn't realize these are 25.5" scale.
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Did you say CASE ! And I do believe I see a JACKPLATE in that photo too .......
     
  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Love the looks, too bad it's not a Gretsch. But, put in some TVJs, rip out two of the knobs and maybe it's a good one!

    (On a serious note, does any one really need separate tone knobs?)
     
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  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    You can, just release your inner talents. Be free!
     
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  17. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Trust
    Trust Epi to come through for you. 57 Classics are the stuff too!
     
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  18. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I was actually thinking about this as I often like to adjust the bridge tone but not the neck tone. With the switch, it is easier to see where I'm at but with the tone knob, I often forget and have to quickly reach down and crank the tone. I've been thinking about either having the tone apply only to the bridge or separate controls.
     
  19. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Age:
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    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  20. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I think this is the first time I've seen him standing up.
     
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