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Kind of a variation on a Les Paul double cut shape.
Slightly sharper horns.
24 frets, too.
Interesting.
 

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And specials too. Better upper fret access.
Yes, those are nice. And DC Juniors. :) The crazy upper fret access on a DC Junior had me on a quest for a flat-top that took me on a detour that landed me with a Midtown that suits my needs a little better at the moment. But maybe some day I'll get a DC Junior too.
 

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With a headstock that big, and a neck that long, the body better well be heavy to prevent neck-diving. The website lists a LOT of technical specs, but omits weight for some reason.

I mean, it's a very pretty guitar, but 24-fret necks, joined at the 23rd, come with their own curses. You'll note that the neck pickup is snuggled up against the fingerboard...like all those older SGs noted for broken necks. Set-necks require some space for the tenons to "grab" the body, and when the neck pickup steals that space, the joint can be weaker. For my part, I'd prefer if it was a 21-fret neck, set in a little more, perhaps joined at the 18th or 19th. While the cutaway on a traditional Les Paul allows unrestricted access to the 21st fret (out of 22), the neck actually makes contact with the body, via the heel, at the 16th. No such heel on the DC Pro, so I wouldn't expect the same sort of tone, just with greater player ease. The distribution of mass and neck-body joint will be fundamentally different.

That doesn't make it a BAD guitar, just one that comes with certain caveats, and which one can expect to have its own qualities. That said, as a new product from a resurrected Gibson company, I'm pleased that it tries to maintain the classic vibe instead of embarking on the bizarre.
 

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What I find amusing is that eleven or 12 years ago, Gibson's lawsuit against PRS for infringement of trademark with PRS's "Single-cut" model, was tossed out of court. And now people are talking about Gibson "copying" PRS. Ain't that a kick in the head.
 

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At least I could afford this, if I didn't spend the $$$ on camera related stuff.
 

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Epiphone 2018 Genesis-II DC Pro Faded Cherry Sunburst EGGDFCNH | L.A. Music - Canada's Favourite Music Store!
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Genesis-II™ DC PRO

New Colors: Black Cherry (BC), Faded Cherry Sunburst (FC), Midnight Ebony (ME), Mohave Fade (MF), White Tiger (WI)

• ProBucker™ Pickups with Coil-Splitting

Push/Pull “Phase” Control with Treble-Bleed Tone

• AAA Maple Top

• 2-octave, 24-fret Fingerboard

• Graphtech® NuBone™ Nut

Nice choice of finish colours and has the "fancy" headstock.
 

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Epiphone 2018 Genesis-II DC Pro Faded Cherry Sunburst EGGDFCNH | L.A. Music - Canada's Favourite Music Store!
(for reference only...Personally, I would not deal with this company)

Genesis-II™ DC PRO

New Colors: Black Cherry (BC), Faded Cherry Sunburst (FC), Midnight Ebony (ME), Mohave Fade (MF), White Tiger (WI)

• ProBucker™ Pickups with Coil-Splitting

Push/Pull “Phase” Control with Treble-Bleed Tone

• AAA Maple Top

• 2-octave, 24-fret Fingerboard

• Graphtech® NuBone™ Nut

Nice choice of finish colours and has the "fancy" headstock.
You will note that the neck joins the body around the 19th fret, which is a more sensible point of connection than the 21st fret
 

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They've done PRS (and closer IMHO) before-

I was going to post my guitar, but you beat me to it.
I was also going to say, that ship had sailed, hit a reef, and sunk. I am surprised that Gibson backed down so quickly and how they handled the situation.
This is a really nice, neck through guitar, but mine has Dimarzio Paf Pro pickups in it (not stock EMG), and the optional two point chrome bridge. I am curious how the stock EMG pickups would sound in it. A longer run might have made improvements.
It is my most played Gibson or Epiphone product.
Circa 1988-89, and not very many produced. Many with the other bridge design have issues with the posts. Someone in Germany has a fix for the problem.
 

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During their heyday, Chris Hayes of Huey Lewis and the News often used one, though I believe it was an Epiphone Spirit, the Genesis of that period having much smaller cutaway horns. Note that the Genesis joins the body at a slightly lower fret than the Spirit.


 

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With a headstock that big, and a neck that long, the body better well be heavy to prevent neck-diving. The website lists a LOT of technical specs, but omits weight for some reason.
I'm guessing the weight changes from guitar to guitar so they don't publish a number due to it constantly changing. That being said I recently played a 24 fret SG, which still seems light than this guitar, and it didn't have neck dive issues.
 

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Long necks are not an absolute recipe for neck-dive, just a risk-factor. Keep in mind that the overall mass of the neck can vary with the thickness and wood used as well as the headstock and (as some here have noted) tuner weight. All of that said, physics is physics, and one doesn't have to have gotten an A+ in your high school physics class to know that a longer lever exerts more force at the fulcrum. As such, prevention of neck dive is likely something that designers have to keep in mind when creating an instrument with a long neck, joined to the body high up.

I think it's also worth noting that the measurable physical weight of a guitar can be different than its perceived weight, once the distribution of everything is taken into account, including where the strap pegs are. I'm sure plenty of folks have picked something up by the neck, and thought "Man that's heavy", then strapped it on, and thought "More comfortable than I was expecting".
 

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I've wanted one of these Gibson Spirit XPL since I watched this concert on VHS in 1990, AFTER the spirit was discontinued by Gibson.
Not that I could have afforded one in 85 anyway.

But that DC is not even close to the Spirit xpl.

Here's Chris Hayes playing a Spirit XPL with Kahler Trem cool guitar and beautiful solo opening note fuck up. Good to know that Even the practiced pros make a noticeable clunker every now and then.
Watch Huey's head whip around and have the WHAT THE FUCK expression.

 

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There's also this Gibson variation they did a couple of years ago.


Body outline sort of reminds me of the '90's Gibson MIII (or the reissue they did recently)-



It's not just the classics that Gibson keeps recycling LOL

*EDIT* I just looked at a front on shot of the OP guitar and see the horns are more symmetrical than I thought.
 
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