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    Default Epiphone Les Paul Modern

    https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPIK...ed-Pelham-Blue

    Check this out
    The new inspired by Gibson series includes the Modern
    With Probuckers
    And the sculpted heel
    Weight relief
    And other Modern amenities

    Omg
    My next guitar is one of these
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    That sounds like a LOT of guitar for 650 USD... If the build quality matches with those specs, then there really is no reason for Gibson to exist...

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    I saw yesterday Anderton's review of the new inspired by Gibson SGs and Les Pauls. Both Muse models have coil splits, out of phase switch "Peter Green mod" and treble bleed circuit. Both models come in various colors. Before this I was thinking about getting the DC Pro, but wasn't too thrilled about it. Now I have serious gas for the sg.

    edit: Just saw the sg with p90s. Now I'm torn. https://www.epiphone.com/Guitars/Col...ired-By-Gibson
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    Epi is one company that I believe is truly making meaningful/useful progress without being just tasteless nonsensical changes just for change sake. All this and keeping quality at the top and keeping price where it should be.

    This guitar is really a no-brainer.

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    Coil split and phase switch. Nice. I like the sparkling burgundy.

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    That burgundy is THE STUFF.

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    I much prefer the "new" headstock design to the old one.
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    So they can make a modern guitar for not a lot of $$, they just chose not to until now.
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    Is it just the mockup or is that a massive headstock?

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    https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPIA...lmond-Metallic

    That's most probably going to be my next purchase, and the first NEW instrument in the at least last twenty years. I much prefer the Alnico Classic Pro p'ups than the Probucker 2/3 the Modern come with, plus the weight-relief feature's pretty well received by my aging body's shoulder.

    Also, just by adding a poker chip, Top Hat Bell Reflector knobs and a pickguard, you get the closest to a Classic Goldtop.

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    If somebody told Epiphone of make a Sheraton with the body dimensions of an ES-339, I'd be all over it even before it ships, if you can believe that, LOL.

    And if they make it with a 25.5" scale too, it'll be my dream instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discharged View Post
    If somebody told Epiphone of make a Sheraton with the body dimensions of an ES-339, I'd be all over it even before it ships, if you can believe that, LOL.

    And if they make it with a 25.5" scale too, it'll be my dream instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    Wonder if they'll bring back the Nighthawk
    I wore down a 3-pickup Gibson Nighthawk when I was a pro. When time came to do a refret, I got something else. I loved the 25.5" scale and how balanced it was, however, I could never bond with the switching or the p'up configuration, for that matter.

    I got the opportunity of getting a beaten-up Valley Arts Strat like the one Larry Carlton used for some time and it was no turning back. That instrument was everything I needed and then some. I literally cried when I got it stolen while on the road. The insurance paid me more than fairly, but I've never been able to find another one like it.

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    If somebody told Epiphone of make a Sheraton with the body dimensions of an ES-339, I'd be all over it even before it ships, if you can believe that, LOL.

    And if they make it with a 25.5" scale too, it'll be my dream instrument.

    One can dream, isn't it?
    The Epiphone version of the Johnny A has a 25.5" scale....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackhawkRise View Post
    Is it just the mockup or is that a massive headstock?
    "Massive headstock"? What are you referring to? It's smaller than previous models.
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    If this picture is to scale, then the new ones are quite a bit bigger, and considerably more attractive in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPIK...ed-Pelham-Blue

    Check this out
    The new inspired by Gibson series includes the Modern
    With Probuckers
    And the sculpted heel
    Weight relief
    And other Modern amenities

    Omg
    My next guitar is one of these
    I agree, same here! Might be my next guitar as well and it looks cool and I dig the Sparkling Burgundy finish!!

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    Is there even a reason to buy Gibson anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    Is there even a reason to buy Gibson anymore?
    Yeah
    Gibson still makes the models these are based on

    If there is no Gibson,
    The percieved value disappears

    Then everyone complains about the $700 price of the Epiphone
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackhawkRise View Post
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    If this picture is to scale, then the new ones are quite a bit bigger, and considerably more attractive in my opinion.
    'New' one? My Epi Dot was made in 2000 and has the same headstock shape.
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