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Epiphone 50th Ann. "1962" Crestwood Custom $299
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks cool and classic, imo. I like mid 60's Wilshire with shorter low horn better, but this Crestwood is good anyway. There are way uglier guitars. I can't get that plastic guitar impression tbh - it is beautiful finish on a thin slab of mahogany and it is a lightweight guitar. I don't know about Crestwood, but Wilshires with mini humbuckers are just lookers in person. Tremotone decorated with a piece of rosewood looks just great to me, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played one a year ago and thought it was alright.

Still no sign of the '64 Coronet reissue though Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah,but they got that rock'nroll sound!


I think if we're honest with ourselves, none of us really care how a guitar sounds.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
westtexasred wrote:
Yeah,but they got that rock'nroll sound!


I think if we're honest with ourselves, none of us really care how a guitar sounds.

exactly, or we wouldn't play jaguars
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
westtexasred wrote:
Yeah,but they got that rock'nroll sound!


I think if we're honest with ourselves, none of us really care how a guitar sounds.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
Still no sign of the '64 Coronet reissue though Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
I like these and the Wilshires, but no such deals happening in the UK.


You can get them for about 260 in the UK, that's pretty cheap for a guitar with HSC
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like these and the Wilshires, but no such deals happening in the UK.


You can get them for about 260 in the UK, that's pretty cheap for a guitar with HSC

Hmm. Just had a look, not a bad deal from GAK.

I fancy a Gibson-a-like with a traditional tremolo as I've never owned anything like that before. All my trem guitars have been either Fenders or Superstrats.
I'll have a trawl from some reviews...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People on other forums who own one say that they are very well made.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My only concern is someone reviewing it said it is difficult to get the action low.
I'm not a basher on guitar, I like low action and light gauge strings.

Other than that I am tempted to pull the trigger on one. It sounds and looks good. Not bought anything new for a couple of years, the case and candy also make the deal seem sweeter.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the cat's meow.





No,I haven't played it yet because it is still frozen, but I took it out of the box for a few quick pix because

I know you wanted to see it. Look at that beautiful grey case they packed it in











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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just called MF because someone told me they had 20% off deal last night and the customer service rep I talked to gave me the same deal so it only cost $239!











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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The case is nicer than the one they came with in the 60s,lol.Notice that the they kept the gray and blue color scheme on the case for the reissues.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar.Too bad the bridge pickup doesn't work.




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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

faulty 3 way switch maybe? I seem to remember some Epiphones having that issue out of the box from my Guitar Center days.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Arm plays a Crestwood here:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
faulty 3 way switch maybe? I seem to remember some Epiphones having that issue out of the box from my Guitar Center days.


All my Epi switches died within like 5 or 6 years of buying the guitars, whether they were the boxy or the phenolic types.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the pickup isn't grounding out Westy, usually it just a terminal (one of the pots or toggle) touching the shielding paint in the control cavity.

It all looks sweet though.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sweet, agree. At $239 for the guitar and case that's a bargain. Though that's a shame that the bridge pickup doesn't work. How do you find the general quality apart from the pickup?
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