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ultratwin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:06 am    Post subject: Leicester Hunny Berst Reply with quote

Alright, I admit it.

Despite the no-nonsense $210 price for this used, 9.2lb monster, a few squillion synapses firing in my little brain hinting at some unjustifiable "need" to own this 2010 Samick Indonesia factory-built Epiphone LP are still nothing short of an impulsive decision, no matter how you slice it. But I did it anyway. Thoughts of Andy Bell w/Ride @ Glastonbury 1994, kissing the SG1000 goodbye last year, who knows? I figured I could flip it if it turned out to be a dud.

An engineering student from Suwon selling the thing to save enough cash to buy an Edwards Explorer was happy to meet me up in Seoul and pass it on, and I think it'll stick around for the time being. Other than some hefty fretwear here and there, along with a decent-sized polyurethane crunch on the tail and on the back of the neck at about the 8th fret, it's looking and feeling alright and I've already run it through its paces to see how much midrange meat it can produce. Bridge pickup so far really honks.

Granted, I'll probably be throwing in a pair of vintage-wound Moollon VH-59s to balance out a lot of the thump the very hot humbuckies are already putting out and making the tone pots a lot more usable, but even stock it's bringing back a lot of memories of when I had an '87 Gibbo custom, for better or for worse...Just may put the ol' Phat Cat in the neck (simply because I know how good it's going to sound), and/or do an open-coil thing in the bridge for teh Pagez.

Took the cream guard off, and I simply fell in love with the boring plain maple grain under the honey burst. And lo and behold like it should, the scoliosis-inducing solid mahogany sandwich (not sure how many pieces, seems like 5 or 6 slices of wood) has got all the sustain one would expect from the primitive design.











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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is incredible!!! Honey burst is just mouth watering. HNGD!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome color on this one. Is that a compensated nut?

Poast an demos/sondz when you get a chance!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely colour.

I've had one of those epiphone lp's and it wasn't that bad really. the electrics certainly need a bit of attention though
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's lovely. Congrats!
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Nick
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not often am I envious of a $210 guitar. That looks really nice and I kind of want one now.

But sidenote....whenever people place their guitars paving stones for a photograph I cringe a bit.
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Josh
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks ace for the price, had one in wine red ages ago and hated it. hope you like it more than i liked mine!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old Greco was over 11 pounds. I had to get straplocks just to keep that thing from committing suicide. It sounded awesome with the Fralins I put in it, though.

I like the burst, very classy. Just be careful not to spend too much time on LP forums, those guys can be way too corksniffery.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye guys, glad to see I've haven't been branded yet as a heretic, and I admit just the weight alone is going to take some getting used to. We'll see how things go after a few weeks, and I'll give a proper coupletoanz review after the pickup switch out. Thanks for the kind words and well-wishing in the meantime, folks Razz

Yeah Justin, just searching for info and reading answers on some of the LP forums makes me mildly uncomfortable.

And Mo, I as well thought it might have been a Tusq nut installed, but while changing stings I looked close an found that it's nothing more than a slightly eff'd up stock deal, that's all!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les Pauls are my other secret fetish.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs pickguard.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A discrete 7-second mockup for finicky folk.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, without pickguard it is sexier
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Nah, without pickguard it is sexier


Agreed
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
sunshiner wrote:
Nah, without pickguard it is sexier


Agreed


man nick you hate pickguards on anything where they're optional

I LIKE IT
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks better with the pickguard... But tasty looking guitar either way.
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Nick
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Nick wrote:
sunshiner wrote:
Nah, without pickguard it is sexier


Agreed


man nick you hate pickguards on anything where they're optional

I LIKE IT


Haha had to think about it for a second, other than my ovation (which didn't come with a pickguard for some reason but that model normally has one) I think I remarked once about Eric's black Epi looking good w/o.

I think what's throwing me off in the pickguard picture is how much darker the burst looks in the lighting. Makes the whole thing look more traditional and boring.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurvley!

Now...
http://youtu.be/kskUKqPWWus
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Makes the whole thing look more traditional and boring.

This
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHIT NEEDS A PICKGUARD
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