Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TSims1, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    3 other things I've noticed about these 2020 Epi SGs is they don't have either neck dive or neck wobble issues like some of the Gibson models of past 10 yrs.

    They also don't have a slippy/unstable G string and stay in tune better than Gibson LPs and SGs. Mine was flawless in the store and there's not many gibsons you can say that about anymore unfortunately :)
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  2. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Gretschie

    Jan 14, 2018
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Very cool guitar! Congrats . Although Waxhead may have answered the question in the above comment, is it neck heavy at all?

    Every Epi SG I have played has been is the reason for the question.

    Otherwise very cool looking guitar!
  3. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats Tony. Great looking SG and I appreciate your feedback on the guitar in general.
  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Should be fine with the plastic tulip tuners. Those, or the white button tuners, effectively deal with the neck dive situation. Grovers? Not so much.

    Nice guitar Cap'n Sims! Epi gets better every year. They are turning out some stellar instruments. Like you, I love SGs and have several. One of my treasures is an older 1966 Epi reissue with a beautiful satin finish, killer neck and some Vineham PAFs in it. Hot damn!

    Enjoy your new beauty.
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    definitely no neck dive with the 2020 Epi SGs - they balance perfect :)
  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Looks good, i like it in black, happy playing.
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Wish I could agree, but mine dives ever so slightly. I’m used to it with SG’s though. Think I’ve only ever had one that wasn’t a diver. Should kept it, but I got it on a trade and the guy wound up wishing he had it back(it was a GREAT one!). Me being a softy(or idiot, whichever you prefer), I had to give him back his beloved guitar.

    Man? This Epi is EXCELLENT quality! Like TOTALLY satisfying! If you don’t need it to say “Gibson”, don’t spend more. This knocks it out of the park in every way.

    You DO have me considering SD’s now though for NO REASON! AGHHH!
  9. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Well I should have said no neck dive on mine using a 2" leather strap :)

    Sorry about the Pearly Gates tip but they are THE best humbuckers I've ever had.
    Very versatile, medium output, excellent clarity and give the SG a bit more cut and spitfire :D
  10. Bubbalou88

    Bubbalou88 Electromatic

    Sep 25, 2020
    Dallas-Ft.Worth Texas
    When I first looked at it I thought wow beautiful. A black version of my Gibson SG Standard but as I read on and realized it was Epiphone I did a double take and when I looked at it I am totally shocked at the beauty of the guitar neck and headstock! Epi has just given Gibson a run for it's money. Congratulations on the nice guitar you have :)
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats Tony, that looks fantastic. Nice pics help! :)
  12. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    I slightly modified mine
    Gibson 57' Classic pups
    Bigsby B5 and Vibramate
    Tech pup/pots install
    Schaller roller bridge
    New Pots and Switch
    Vanity Truss Rod Cover Plate
    Novelty Switch Plate

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  13. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    I’ve actually never liked speed knobs. Aesthetically I don’t dig them as much as top hats(they just give that little bit of color punch), and speed knobs can be difficult if you are really sweating and earning your gig! Lol
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  14. BCRatRod73

    BCRatRod73 Gretschie

    Sep 1, 2020
    I had an Epi G400 12 years ago. I was trying out new and different guitars. Up to that point I had always been a Strat guy. I don't know why it never occurred to me before but I never gave a second thought about neck profiles until I first held the wonderful thick chunky neck of that Epi. Ever since then I always look for a fat neck. SGs are great guitars.
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  15. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    She's a beauty Cap'n! :)

  16. IrishBrian1969

    IrishBrian1969 Newbie

    May 31, 2019
    Finally got delivery of a few new guitars myself this month - some bought back in Feb and March.
    Feeling overwhelmed actually :)
    In a good way !

    Attached Files:

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  17. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    VERY nice!!
  18. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    Jan 17, 2020
    Congratulations Cap'n Tony! That is a black beauty indeed. And of course, a Bigsby on there would instantly cure any neck dive tendencies.
  19. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Beautiful - looks like a complete set!
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