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Epiphone headstock fix....

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by nickurso, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Strummer George

    Strummer George Gretschie

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    Dec 31, 2016
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  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    tell me where they sell those, haha!!!! So funny, I've got to get my dad one... btw.. I'd polished off the electromatic logos on mine. Oh wait I did! :)

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  3. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Did you stuck the nocturne pick onto the guitar?
     
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  5. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    I agree
     
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  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Gretschie

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    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Right? Only other guitarists will notice the headstock shape over the Epiphone logo. They are also the only ones likely to care about Epi vs. Gibby anyhow.
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    If I'm honest I think the Epi headstock is dreadfull to look at, but like the Electromatic decal it's sort of become a badge of honour thing to me.
    It may be ugly, but it's my kind of ugly. :)
     
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  8. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Gretschie

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    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I don't think Electros are ugly. Somehow brash, yet classy. IMHO.
    Just don't put gold hardware on it and we're good. :D
     
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  9. JCarno

    JCarno Electromatic

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    Jun 22, 2014
    Finger Lakes
    Obviously those are 2 different guitars. I would guess that the finished one came with that headstock.
    As someone mentioned, the first MIJ Epis had the regular Gibson style headstock.
    That "taupe" doesn't look like it's going to fit too well on the Custom.
    I just hope that whoever uses these don't use them to deceive customers into thinking they're getting a rarer, more desirable, light years ahead in build quality and more expensive early MIJ Epi.
    The serial number and other things(hardware) will tell the tale if the potential buyer is aware of what to look for.
    Thanks for sharing this!! :)
     
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    I think Epi's are cool,i wish i still had the Sheraton my dad bought me when i was a teen.:(

    Currently i own a 58 Epi V ,but don't have to worry about the aesthetics of the headstock on that!:D
     
  11. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    nooo man, I want that cool moustache hat simply attached to the top of the epi, no overpainting.. like a toupe!!
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congratulations and thank you for the support. Is this the first book you have ever opened? :D
     
  13. doctorSlo

    doctorSlo Gretschie

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    Aug 22, 2016
    san luis obispo, CA
    A head-stock toupee! What a great idea!:eek:
     
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Maybe cause it's a pic of a real MIJ Epiphone. Not the same guitar that is toupee'd up, even though that is what they're suggesting. :)
     
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    Oh aye,i agree Rico,on the Epi LP Custom head that thing would look ridiculous if ya just glued it on,but if they just changed the head shape all would be cool ,in my eye anyway!:)
     
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  16. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Electromatic

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    Sep 11, 2009
    Venice, CA
    My Epiphone 1961 Reissue Casino already has a Gibson style headstock. I personally like it better but even if I had a Casino with the standard headstock I would be fine with it.

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