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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Epiphone acoustic MIJ with bolt on neck....

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Pueblo, Co

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Jan 5th, 2019 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am looking at this Epiphone at a pawn shop and it has a bolt on neck....it says made in Japan!

It is an older one I know and it has a 3 hole TRC.

The action is horrible but I guess if the truss rod is out of whack I could always shim the neck.

Bolt on acoustic is new territory for me but it is like $135 or so (may be able to wiggle that down)

I will get more info later but I am guessing this guitar must be from the 70's or so. The tuners are open inline. Anyone of you acoustic guys ever seen anything like this?

I will snap a pic later if I don't just buy it, for some reason I am drawn to this guitar and I do not have an acoustic at the moment.

Thank you guys for being here!

reverend mikey
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Jan 5th, 2019 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

I can't tell you anything about it - but it all comes down to 1) sound/tone, and 2) playability. Those are the two driving factors for me...

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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 6th, 2019 09:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Many bolt-neck acoustics from the 60s and 70s are heavier than they need to be.

They were done this way because they're faster and cheaper to produce, with fewer luthier skills necessary. Sort of like the difference between Fender's modular construction and Gibson's classic set-neck approach.

But like most guitars--with some TLC they can be real players.

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