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Gene from Tampa
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Sep 13th, 2019 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

This will be well received. I'd prefer the smaller Gibson headstock on Epi LP's and Dots.

Gibson to make sloped dovewing headstocks standard on Epiphone guitars

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Sep 13th, 2019 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

“Like!”

gdw3

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Sep 13th, 2019 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, I will say that the big ol' Epi headstock is one thing that kept me from wanting one.

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Sep 13th, 2019 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Good idea.

Peegoo
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Sep 13th, 2019 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

This is a good thing.

Back in the 1980s, Epiphone issued several models of electrics and acoustics with the Gibby shape. These are now highly sought after.

I always thought if Epi was going to issue a guitar and call it a Les Paul--it should look like one...not just be one in name alone with a different headstock.

Gibson should've learned this from Fender--who's been issuing Squiers with Fender headstock shapes for many years.

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Sep 13th, 2019 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I hate to sound shallow... but, yeah. The headstock thing always put me off owning Epiphones.

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Sep 13th, 2019 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I also have an issue with the headstock so I bought an MIJ one.. Great guitar :)

reverendrob
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Sep 14th, 2019 02:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

That's going to be one hell of a blowout sale.

littleuch
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Sep 14th, 2019 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, the used market is gonna be something else.

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Sep 15th, 2019 04:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, I prefer the Gibson headstock but my 2003 Japanese made Casino Elite is going nowhere!

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Sep 15th, 2019 05:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's a silly guitarist thing, but I'm ok with the Epi headstock on a Casino or any actual Epi issue. I do wish my ES-335 Pro didn't have that headstock though, and I'd consider an Epi LP a lot sooner if it had a Gibson headstock.

I fully admit my shallowness.

Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Sep 15th, 2019 06:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I am a vain and petty man." -AvE

langford
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Sep 15th, 2019 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

+1 littleuch.

reverendrob
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Sep 16th, 2019 04:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Well, I prefer the Gibson headstock but my 2003 Japanese made Casino Elite is going nowhere!"

I doubt they'll be swapping the Casino, as it's always had the right one for the guitar.


Peegoo
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Sep 16th, 2019 05:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I agree.

Any Epi models still produced that were a thing before Gibson bought the brand need to..."stay authentic."

But if it's a Les Paul, SG, or dot-neck 335 copy, new headstock.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 07:18 AM, Sep 16th, 2019)

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Sep 17th, 2019 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you've looked at the new headstock, it's still an Epi headstock, but it's the old traditional style. It's not a Gibson shape.

If I'm wrong please let me know. (:oD

BrentD
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Sep 18th, 2019 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

^ +1

Itchy
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Sep 18th, 2019 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Epi ES295 with the usual Epi headstock. The headstock shape is the least of its sins; the body shape is dumpier than a real Gibson notably in the waist of the body and sharpness of the cutaway. Knob placement over the years was erratic. B70 import Bigsby with the tension bar rather than a cleaner B6 that would have left no holes on the guitar’s face. Not much arch to the arched top and back.
Despite all these things it’s become just about my go-to guitar despite owning other more expensive instruments including a Gibson ES295, even with the fugly Epi headstock.

That said, this change for Epi can’t be called anything but a good thing.

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