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  • About newer Epiphone guitars (MIC)

    Epiphone was nice enough to the general guitar buying public worldwide to actually build a new manufacturing plant there, to make only Epiphone guitars. I really enjoy the Epiphone guitars I've recently had the pleasure to own and play. Thanks Epiphone. I, for one, am happy that you did that.

    So many guitars, so little time

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    Honestly I've been impressed with nearly every MIC guitar I've played, regardless of the maker.
    I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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      China is putting out some amazing acoustics too, if you are into that.  Eastman, Recording King, Blueridge, to name a few...


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    I also think that Ibanez is more consistent, and generally more bang-for-your-buck. I never thought about it being related to roots, but it makes sense. Even though I like Epiphone and have Epiphones, I think that the Ibanez Artcores are better all-around, and Epi makes some sweet semis.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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      I have not had good luck with the last two MIC Epi LPs I've bought.


      One had to have warranty repair since it was frettng out.  Sweetwater (who I normally think does great work) shipped that one to me with the action jacked up pretty high.  When I tried to dial it in, it had fret buzz.  Problem was a poor cut (too low) Plek cut nut.


      The second one, and Epi Ultra III had electronic issues right out of the box.


      That's been enough to scare me away.    But my Fender Marauder (MIC) has turned out well.

      A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
      HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
      Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
      I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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