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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Nov 16, 2019.
Love this guitar!
Back in 1989, I wanted a LP custom but wanted a 1952 F-1 more - ended up wrecking the truck on 10.26.1992... Should have bought the guitar.
My good friend had a white one pickup Charvel back in the day that screamed. It was one of those magical guitar where the harmonics just pour out like watercolors.
I’m still pissed that he sold it without offering me first chance...I always loved that guitar.
I wish I bought @davenumber2 Gibson SG faded ( still in the for sale section BTW )
@thunder58 I wish you'd buy it too. There's still time
It's a great price....do it now, man!!!
You're twisting my arm ..........
I am not an SG fan, otherwise....I would scoop this one up...seriously...the faded series were very good gits!
Easy, Gibson ES Super 400, just like M. Travis's. Never could find the money for it.
I believe once a window closes another door opens, several even. The proof is in my modest guitar collection.
But from the guitars that got away, I would have liked to have gotten that Catalyst Jakkerman.
Long story short, I actually saw the proto being worked on in the factory. The material and construction would have been ideal for my location.
20 odd years later I was on Monkey Island and phoned the Dutch seller who was representing one of the old investors who is cleaning out his garage.
We agreed if he couldn’t sell it he would be in touch. He never did, so I guess I missed out on that one.
That's a Broadway. The Emperor has a single floating minihumbucker attached to the end of the fingerboard. Same body, though, on both models. The Terada-made Elitist models of any of the various Epiphones are VERY good guitars, as good as or better than their USA Gibson equivalents. And pricy too. I bet this Broadway was around $2000.
In 86 I had the opportunity to get a 70s double cut stereo White Falcon for 2k....
still want one!!!
It's an Emperor. Or every Emperor I saw at the time, including a magazine review, was misnamed.
Japanese Epiphone Emperors have been well documented.
Epi made several Elitist archtops, but frankly I’ve never seen an Elitist Broadway. Not that makes it definitive, but still...
I think some confusion stems from Gibson/Epiphone using the same Emperor body shape for all the Asian 17” jazzboxes.
Depending on electronic arrangement or other features they would be designated as:
Emperor Regent(floating PU), Broadway(2 HB), Zephyr(3 PUs), Byrdland(short scale) and the Country Deluxe(the Chet model)
Note the Joe Pass is an Emperor II(16” bout)
Mosrite Johnny Ramone. I wanted one for years but never had the money at the time I needed it.
Other than that, I pretty much bought any guitar that I liked and was in my price range.
Then I got married.
I own all three Epiphones with that 17" body & 25.5" scale. The floating mini-humbucker model is labeled Emperor, the 2 pickup model is labeled Broadway, & the 3 P90 version is labeled Zephyr Blues Deluxe.
Back in 1977, almost bought a 60's 6119 jobbie. Also, came very close to buying a Kohno 8 for a mere $1000, would be worth $3000 today.
cough cough @davenumber2
In 1981 I had a chance to buy a new Rickenbacker 325 (John Lennon) for $300 with a hard shell case. At the same time there was a new Rickenbacker 330 12 string with a hard shell case for $500 - I bought that one and still have it.
I was playing out of town and I thought it would have been bad for my marriage returning home from the road with two new guitars (one was bad enough)....
Thinking back I should have bought the 325 too.. I've been married for 43 years and I've done worse things than that and we're still together....