11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (electrofaro) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:05 pm

IvanMunoz wrote:
jdogric12 wrote:
IvanMunoz wrote:Put new knobs on it!

??? Nah. The barrels will do nicely. Enough about this guitar is un-Casino-y, that the knobs aren't the dealbreaker!

I'm just not a speed knob guy. :mrgreen:

Ivan scores points for knowing they're called speed knobs, not barrels :lol:

marc61 wrote:So, J..what's your opinion though..Is this a genuine Epi?

No, it has the mark of Z on it!

sloop_john_b wrote:I think the "prototype" explanation is the most logical. If you're going to make a counterfeit with the intention of "fooling" someone, why not go the whole nine yards and make it a Gibson?

If you only could read my mind... hah hah... not saying anything! :twisted:
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:28 am

Maybe instead of a 'prototype,' it was more of an 'audition'???? Just a random late night drunken thought.
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (egosheep) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:17 am

J, just change your name to Terry Rogers and you'll not only have your own masterbuilt Epiphone signature guitar, but it will also confuse police trying to track you down for unpaid parking tickets across state lines! :)
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:46 am

We have a winner! LOL
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:44 pm

Learning some new video editing software... here's something I threw together with aforementioned guitar...

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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (Ivan3000) » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:00 pm

Sounds Cool!
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (Ivan3000) » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:01 pm

Ivan scores points for knowing they're called speed knobs, not barrels :lol:

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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (tomspellman) » Thu May 17, 2012 10:01 am

Hi Guys,

I just bought (last night) this guitar that you are talking about! After hours of searching online to try and find out what it actually is I came across this thread.
I live in London and found this guitar on a classified ads website and thought it looked great but now I am starting to think it’s a fake. What do you think? Is it real or not? And who is this Terry Rogers chap?

Tom.
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu May 17, 2012 10:16 am

pm sent :D
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (electrofaro) » Fri May 18, 2012 3:45 am

Interesting development! :mrgreen:
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Re: 11/11 cool... 11/10 was COOLER!!!

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:08 am

UPDATE! I took this guitar to a local shop to get an opinion. The owner, quite the expert, immediately recognized it. Apparently there are a lot of companies around Tennessee that buy up "seconds" from Gibson and Epiphone, refurb them and sell 'em. If you look really close at the back of the headstock, you can see dimples where they lacquered very heavily to fill in the typical Gibson "USED" stamp. He suspects this one was a second because the neck angle was wrong, requiring routing to sink the neck pickup low enough. Also, the f-hole funky placement would coincide with the errors found on such a guitar. I think we may be able to close the case on this one! Shout out to Matt at Action Music in Falls Church for being very knowledgeable, friendly, and all around great to work with. I, as always, recommend them highly. No affiliation other than being a very happy customer!
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