Almost forgot I had this "vintage" guitar...

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  1. wrightdude

    wrightdude Supporting Member

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    Was cleaning up the studio and found this:


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    A 1964 Epiphone granada. My parents bought this guitar for my brother back in '64... I assumed ownership of it in the early '70's and immediately hacked it up and put a HB in it... The original SC fedback too much with my Big Muff Pi! LOL!

    What fine craftsmanship! Took it out of the case and one string was broken but 5 others in perfect tune... the neck is PERFECT! I dont think it has ever had a truss adjustment... I swear I can set the action lower on this guitar than any of my other ones!

    Cant believe how much output it has!
     
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    That's incredible I want one

    I love old epiphones
     
  4. Dave Orban

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    Gibson had a nearly identical model... My cousin had one in the 60s...
     
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    Great guitar. Worth a few $$ too.
     
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    Old Epiphones are the best.
     
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    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    I think the Gibson version was called the ES120T. The bottom of the line hollow body electric, but still pretty cool. At the time, many of the Gibson models had corresponding Epi models, since they retained separate retail dealerships. In the late 60's, they transitioned the Epi name to the import guitars (though there continued to be a couple of USA made Epis done on a special basis).

    The humbucker mod does devalue it a bit, but this model isn't exactly a major collectible.
     
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    Nice guitar. You did a great looking job on the HB install. Do you know what pup you dropped in long ago?

    Love the pickguard. I couldn't care less if it's collectible, it's got mojo. Any guitar that I see that I could imagine Tom Waits playing I want:)

    I'd personally look into getting a TV Jones HB-sized pup or perhaps a Lollar Gold-foil pup and rock on:)

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I'm going to go clean out my garage and attic and see what vintage instruments I find. Somehow I think I'm setting myself up for disappointment.
     
  10. wrightdude

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    Thanks folks! yeah for a bottom of the line model, the craftsmanship is top notch... you cant really see well in the picture but the top is arched (the back too) and the binding and all the joints are tight as new...

    haha... yeah my first attempt at a pup install back in the day.... I have no idea what the pup is? looks like new though... I'll have to pop it out next string change and see if there's a clue (of course that might be another decade from now... LOL!)

    Thanks for the pup suggestions....
     
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    Cool! All you need now is an upright bass player and a guy on a snare drum with brushes & a hi-hat. :cool:
     
  13. daddyo

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    That's a cool guitar. Show up at a blues jam with that and turn some heads.
     
  14. wrightdude

    wrightdude Supporting Member

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    That and learn how to play jazz! :messedup


    That and learn how to play blues! :messedup
    (haha I actually did get kicked out of a blues jam once...)


    :AOK
     
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    I have one with the original Melody Maker pickup in it, and I think it's one of the sweetest, throatiest, coolest sounding axes I've ever seen. Someone in Kalamazoo screwed up on those student guitars - they made world class instruments by mistake. But yeah, they do feed back like crazy... :)
     
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    I bet that guitar would sound SICK with a Fralin Humbucker sized P90 and a Slide! :RoCkIn
     
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