Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Waxhead, May 21, 2020.

  1. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Well I was content with what I had already but then decided I needed a guitar to be used mainly as a slider.
    All my others have very low action and are too good for dedicated slide use.

    I'll leave this new one in various slide tunings and maybe up the action some.
    But it would also get some standard non slide use.

    I wanted humbuckers, light weight, easy high fret access and good for rock either slide or normal use.
    Have always loved SGs and missed the SG Deluxe I sold 2 yrs ago.

    Not wanting to pay for a Gibson I looked at various SG copies from Artist and Harley Benton but found I couldn't find one to test out, or even to buy in Australia. Not gonna buy any guitar I can't test out 1st.

    2nd behind a real Gibson is the new 2020 Epiphone "inspired by gibson" range that have a bunch of upgrades from previous Epi models like CTS pots, Graph tech nut and better looks.

    My local guitar store had this new Epi SG 61 Standard for $US450.
    Tested out great, all the reviews were excellent so I paid a bit more than planned.
    But now I have a great SG again.

    Sounds and looks great and....... it doesn't have any neck dive - balances perfect as is.
    the finish job, frets, everything is perfect - better than most Gibsons the past 10 yrs.
    The Epi Pro Buckers are good vintage style mid output humbucker pups :D


  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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  3. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Congrats man, looks great!

    The recent Epi HBs have seemed to sound a lot better to me in the last couple/few years.

    Rock (&/or slide) on!
  4. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    Nice! Looks to be a pretty decent instrument. We'll be hearing it in a while, right?
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  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Thanks Sid - yeah the new Pro Bucker pups are plenty good enuf for a slider imo.
    Can upgrade later to Seymour Duncans if I want but the stock one's will do fine for a while :D
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  6. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Synchromatic

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Epi pickups can be kinda hit- or- miss sometimes, but every once in a while, they get 'em right. I love the Probuckers and coil- splitters in my Genesis. I've heard their P90s in the ES339 are good too, but I haven't picked one up yet. That's a beautiful SG, too, BTW.
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  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, not normally an SG fan myself but that looks good, happy playing
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Congrats and enjoy.

    That's a really nice one.
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  9. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Slide on an SG, very Derek Trucks, looks great have fun with it!
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  10. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Man, that's a looker!
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  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Looks fabulous!
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  12. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Epiphone is great stuff. I bought a G400 real cheap years ago and since then I have made it not so cheap anymore. The pups were not bright so Giby 57's and new wiring.

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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great looking SG, congrats!
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Awesome , just awesome ....
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  15. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Nice!!! Congrats.
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  16. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congratulations, she's a fine looker.
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  17. Stonepicking

    Stonepicking Gretschie

    Sep 14, 2018
    Portsmouth uk
    Very nice. Congratulations.
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  18. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats, Waxman! That is a fine looking SG. I had an Epiphone SG-400 years ago, and I was very happy with it for quite a while.
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  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats, Waxman! That is a fine looking SG. I had an Epiphone SG-400 years ago, and I was very happy with it for quite a while (it was part of a gear trade for my Taylor 710ce).

    Edit: Well that was different.
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