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I didn't think I needed any more guitars. And I still don't. I just hope L&M doesn't stock this locally. The force is strong with this one - and May the 5th be with you.
 

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I dont know if this is true, but i read, Gibson will only allow dealers to carry this guitar ,if they order so many Gibson models...does it sound like a marketing ploy Gibson would do..
 

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I dont know if this is true, but i read, Gibson will only allow dealers to carry this guitar ,if they order so many Gibson models...does it sound like a marketing ploy Gibson would do..
I don't think so. The Gibson model costs $6300US, ~$8600 Cdn at current exchange rate. Even with a Real Bigsby and Gibson 57s, the Epiphone will only be around 12.5% or so the cost of the Gibson. Two completely different markets. This will be, if anything, an attempt to introduce this style of guitar to interested players who don't sweat money.
 

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I don't think so. The Gibson model costs $6300US, ~$8600 Cdn at current exchange rate. Even with a Real Bigsby and Gibson 57s, the Epiphone will only be around 12.5% or so the cost of the Gibson. Two completely different markets. This will be, if anything, an attempt to introduce this style of guitar to interested players who don't sweat money.
I guess i did not word it right.... Gibson will only allow dealers the EPI Johnny A model, if they order a certain number of MODELS of Gibson guitars
 

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Double cut for me all the way. No red - makes me think of clown burst. Not a fan of clown burst.
 

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I don't think so. The Gibson model costs $6300US, ~$8600 Cdn at current exchange rate. Even with a Real Bigsby and Gibson 57s, the Epiphone will only be around 12.5% or so the cost of the Gibson. Two completely different markets. This will be, if anything, an attempt to introduce this style of guitar to interested players who don't sweat money.

Musician friends has the Gibson model..listed at 9092.92 Canadian dollars.
 

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While a striking guitar, cooler heads have prevailed. At least for now - who knows if/when I actually see one. But what I have is too much the same, plus, I prefer the 'bacco burst finish on mine. And I know it plays and sounds great. All I'd need to do is add a Bigsby. "L&M, keep your damn guitars. I'm done buyin'!"

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While a striking guitar, cooler heads have prevailed. At least for now - who knows if/when I actually see one. But what I have is too much the same, plus, I prefer the 'bacco burst finish on mine. And I know it plays and sounds great. All I'd need to do is add a Bigsby. "L&M, keep your damn guitars. I'm done buyin'!"

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I'd keep that over the Epi too. Nice burst and I have no need for a Bigsby...I didn't know Vantage made these
 

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I'd keep that over the Epi too. Nice burst and I have no need for a Bigsby...I didn't know Vantage made these
Being as my 335 has a Bigsby now, I'm happy keeping this one a hardtail. And it wasn't an either/or scenario - this one's a keeper for sure. I was just thinking I might have to make an addition. Stupid GAS. I blame @Robert1950 . :D
 

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Hey guys...I was at L&M North in Edmonton yesterday and it was sitting eloquently in the front with 2 other nice EPI's on either side of it on the display. $750 bones give or take. Certainly under $800.

Didn't try it out, but what a beauty. Fantastic looking guitar, even for someone who orefers single cuts. I can see it being VERY tempting to some.
 

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Musician friends has the Gibson model..listed at 9092.92 Canadian dollars.
My price was based on the current US/Cdn exchange rate. If you buy it from MF, I assume it includes extras like duty and brokerage and getting a CITES certificate, which may explain the higher Cdn price. Or maybe MF is squeezing an extra $$$ few out it. You know those simple-minded naive Canucks. :rolleyes:
 

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Headstock sucks.
I can't stand them either, looks like a rug beater. That being said I recently picked up a casino coupe with the same ugly headstock and I love it. Can't see the headstock when you're playing it. My ears can't hear it's ugly shape either

Could be worse... like a Strat style headstock on an acoustic, or a tele headstock on anything other than a tele
 
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