Much to my surprise, it's significantly heavier than my initial guess of 8 and 1/2 lbs. Either I'm getting stronger or the guitar balances exceptionally well on my shoulders. I'm pretty sure it must be the latter! (Seriously, I own another guitar that's within an ounce of the same weight as the LP and the other one feels so much heavier.)What's the weight of that beauty?
Epiphone models should be entry level priced a la Squier. Gibson could have diversified price points based on features, quality control, country of manufacturer, etc. Yes, just like Fender.... the market leader.Maybe. I remember seeing Epiphones with Gibson on the truss rod cover. Do you mean like that or just ditching the Epiphone altogether?
I'm amazed they can still continue to move as many as they do, at the prices they do. There are so many [ranging from: crap, decent, good, great, amazing] Strats/ Teles/ LPs from the last 70 years floating around. Guitars get ruined, thrown away, etc at some kind of rate, but that's not even one for every thousand they keep pumping out.Can I just ask.... why should guitars sell more?
They already sell a shitload of them every year. Producing more of them than ever before. Why do we want them to pump out and sell more? I think guitars are doing fine. I'm not onboard this infinite growth model - there's only so much planet to safely exploit.
If Gibson changed the Epiphone name to Gibson they would sell a lot more guitars.
It would be an overseas-made Gibson. Ta-da!
Does anyone have any brand-desire for an Epiphone... maybe a "Casino?" But you'd take the Gibson CS-330 (C for China)!
I hope the new CEO does this. This has been the biggest no-brainer for at least a decade.
You're both right. The Epiphone name has failed. Perhaps because it already meant something which got corrupted. So the name is despised in a way that Squire is not. I think they should relaunch with a new name for their second-tier product line. Because Epiphone is a millstone around the neck. Maybe unfair, as there are some decent guitars. But they should learn from what Yamaha is doing with the Revstar. Focus on a better Les Paul Special, rather than a worse Les Paul Standard.History doesn’t seem to agree with you. At least not in the US. There’s a reason why we have Honda and Acura, Nissan and Infinity, Toyota and Lexus, Fender and Squier.