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guitargeezer
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May 4th, 2017 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

...and it looks pretty interesting. I saw him live at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta probably 10 years ago, and he definitely has the chops.

He has had a Gibson signature model for years, but now Epiphone has stepped up their game again, with Johnny A joining Slash and Joe Bonamassa.

Epiphone Johnny A Custom

Jake from PA
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May 4th, 2017 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Reminds me a bit of the older Trini Lopez model with the pointy horns.

guitargeezer
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May 4th, 2017 08:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, the body shape does share the pointy horns...but it doesn't share that ugly reverse headstock.

The Gibson model has a 25-1/2" scale...I wonder if the Epi will, too, or if they'll stay more uniform with the shorter traditional length? Truth be told, I kinda like the looks of the Epiphone over the Gibson.

(This message was last edited by guitargeezer at 05:56 AM, May 5th, 2017)

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May 4th, 2017 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

"The Gibson model has a 25-1/2" scale...I wonder if the Epi will, too..."

Yes, scroll 2/3 of the way down on the "Specification" section of the page you linked.


guitargeezer
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May 5th, 2017 03:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Yes, scroll 2/3 of the way down on the "Specification" section of the page you linked"

Thanks, Mick. I totally missed that.

(This message was last edited by guitargeezer at 05:52 AM, May 5th, 2017)

Steve Dallman
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May 5th, 2017 06:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Epi headstock actually looks great on that guitar.

reverend mikey
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May 5th, 2017 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oh... how I wish they'd make a lefty version of this one! But h3!! will freeze over first...

...which is why I "Johnny A'd" my lefty Ibanez AM 93 - it gets pretty close (with Gibby 57 Classics and a better, USA Bigsby), but without the gold hardware - mine will eventually be all chrome.

Anyone have any idea on price?

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

May 5th, 2017 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice. A bit like a thinner version of a Barney Kessel.

My only crib is the painted sound holes would have looked better with a bit of binding.

Me and my old Barney Kessel circa 1973

ecwanab

MoJo, Minnesota

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May 5th, 2017 09:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just saw JA last week in St. Paul. He's actually playing a Les Paul Jr. these days.

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May 5th, 2017 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd be interested except for the Bigsby, the gold hardware, and the pointy horns (the reason that I've never owned an SG).

I do love me some Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers.

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May 5th, 2017 03:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Reminds me of an Ibanez Artist...

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May 8th, 2017 08:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice to see.

I've lusted after a Johnny A Gibson, but the price point has kept it firmly in the fantasy realm.

I'm VERY interested in checking out the Epi version.

Gene Dunn

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May 8th, 2017 05:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

I saw some pre-order info at about $903 US? We'll see!

Cal-Woody

USA/California

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May 11th, 2017 07:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is it smaller body type, like a 339??? Hope not, because I would enjoy a more 335 type body size.
Need to hold one and see how the balance is, otherwise, yeah- I'd like/want this...

The Epiphone discussion said about $899 retail.
Not bad for all the features and my favorite Gibson humbucking pickups, besides Lollars and Harmonic Design and...

zenland

U.S.A. Hotlanta

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Jan 15th, 2018 09:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

My brother became a fan of Johnny A when I sent him a link of his music some years back.

I sent him the link from this thread (last year) and a month ago he found one and bought it.


Thanks

He's loving it!

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Jan 16th, 2018 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mirrorboy, getting an error message on your link, 'URL expired'.

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