Epi's new ES-175

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  1. gururyan

    gururyan Member

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    Anybody know a street date or price on this Epi ES-175?
     
  2. Todd Lynch

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    nice guitar...to bad that bridge is a bit of an eye sore....
     
  4. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Put some P-90s in there & you might have a real guitar. ;)
     
  5. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. :dude
     
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    That's what Z-90s are for!
     
  7. mainsale

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    Don't overlook the Fralin P-92's!
     
  8. Brick

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    That's what I was thinking :D

    I bet it would be great with Z-90s! It's amazing what a change of pickups can do on these Epis. I have an Epi ES-295 that I put Lollar Vintage P-90s in and it sounds a-may-zing. It's now a great rock-a-billy box.
     
  9. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    the cutaway doesnt look right to me but it may be the pic angle. maybe someone else will chime in here, but a 175 cutaway almost curls back around sorta....

    this is like a 2 pickup version of the newer RI zephyr regent moel...i had one and it wasnt bad...it was natural too...
     
  10. Dave Orban

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    Yeah, but for $500...? It's not too bad... ;)
     
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    Looks like it has the potential to be a great entry level jazz box. The things I say that would turn me off were the maple neck and the fact that while they list the top as maple they say laminated mahogany for the body. I wonder why they didn't do a mahogany neck and all maple body?
     

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