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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jchung2, Nov 22, 2019.
I really just don't care
I think they look notably different from Gibson headstocks, the proportions are different enough that it ends up in the uncanny valley. As an Epi enthusiast, I'd rather they go all the way, or not change it at all.
Gibson has more to lose by offering cheaper import versions of itself, because like Martin, their brand is synonymous with value and quality. I don't know when Fender decided to give it up and churn out cheaply made MIMs, but all of the CBS era trashing might have paved the way for that eventuality. Gibson has had it's down periods, but nobody seems to believe they ever sunk to Fender-CBS lows; they were always held to a higher standard because of their steep price tags. The Martin Shenandoah models were a black eye for Martin, supposedly very good guitars, but Martin fans didn't want to see imported Martins.
I just bought an epiphone Les Paul. I haven’t owned one in years, but I remember they were really big. This one seems a little more streamlined. Are these the new designed headstocks? I kind of like mine.
If we're just talking headstock shapes....I actually prefer the Epiphione headstock.
When he dies or just sells them all the market will be so glutted prices will be depressed for months.
I've never understood what people don't like about the Epi headstock, other than the fact that it's not a Gibson head stock. I like the oversize ones on the Casino, as well as the smaller ones on the Les Pauls, they're all great. The Epi jazz-boxes with the large floral inlay in the head stock looks really upscale. If anything, the Gibson crown inlay looks sort of cheap by comparison.
Bonamassa said there the first copy he received sounds just like the original. He sounds like a guy that does anything for money.
Both of these things could be true.
It’s okay, but then again I don’t/didn’t have an issue with the other Epi headstock shape.
It’s not like I’m trying to pass a budget Epi off as a real Gibson. Never understood the whole “remove Squier logo, slap on Fender logo” thing. It’s still a Squier, and some of those Squiers’ are actually pretty nice.
Nuts! I've got 3 amps, 4 Strats and still can't get to 'em all, lol
It’s GAS syndrome Joe got it bad
At least I don’t feel so bad about having 16 guitars.
I like it. As others said, it’s pretty close to late 50’s/early 60’s headstock design.
Now they just need to bring back the Coronet.
I like it better than the current headstock but they should have just gone with the Elitist shape and made that standard.
It looks better.
It should be a copy of Gibson headstock.
It still says "Epiphone" on it.
I think the main reason for Gibson not using the same headstock shape is to inspire people to buy a Gibson.
They do that with Custom Shop vs Gibson USA. If you want more vintage "correct" build you gotta PAY for it.
Post of the week!
Totally agree with you.
I let the Epiphone tone and my playing speak for itself.
Also love the different Epiphone headstocks.
I suppose if it really makes a difference, folks can do this...
Very similar to my Epi Johnny A headstock.
Me too... Do acoustics, bass and slide guitars count? If so.. yup. It’s 16... and they are all played and used and all have their place in tones.......
An old friend of mine owns over 500 electrics..all left handed no less......he plays about 10 of them.. the rest are in cases in a big room.....
That Epiphone headstock almost looks like the original late 80s Epiphone les pauls. It’s certainly an improvement. On a side note I like how this guitar is essentially a triple signature guitar. Is that a first? I always found it kind of funny that they did signature Les Paul since the guitar itself is a signature model!
this is my impression as well