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Epiphone gibson pr800s Pr800s
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Submitted: March 28th, 2018
by Jonesy62
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Sound Quality
Find it very good ,set up properly with good srings ,good punch , volume tone
Reliability/Durability
Tough , still true after 24 years
Price/Value
Pick mine up for a song $300 back in 90s
General Comments
This pr800s is Gibson being cheeky, its basically a copy of a Martin D series very close to a D 42 and a feature or two from a Gibson J35. I bought this in a pawnshop in Sydney Aust somewhere in the ninties and it sounded better than anything else on the rack that day but did have a few problems,firstly one end of a brace in the spuce top would vib/hum when strumming and the other doozey was the bridge placement wasnt correct for the scale length( which i can only imagine that Martin,Gibson,Epiphone had different scale lengths and the factory worker had grab the wrong bridge jig for this guitar)  anyway after about 20 years of collecting dust in a corner I corrected these mistakes and set up the guitar properly ( truss rod, fret work , lowering the saddle) and put a set of 80/20 Elxir string ,, Wow iam truely amazed just how good this guit sounds , the spuce and rosewood have punch for strummed chords and good volume and tone for picking, so if your thinking about selling yours maybe think again , if wondering whether to buy one yourve seen, jump on it, set up properly,  decent strings and you have guitar with some quality timbers and sound for a fraction of the price of what it was copied from , ( Martin D series) no less,,, the pr800s was Gibson Epiphone top of the line in the day for a Korean made .
Reviewer's Background
Be playing over 40 years, have and had many many guitars, have some high end guits but theres some diamonds in the rough that still suprise me,love it
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