Help with 62 epiphone Olympic

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  1. sants

    sants Supporting Member

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    From what I gatherd this basically a melody maker. Looking a grabbing it from a friend but know nothing about vintage epi's.

    What would be a safe purchase price if it's all original?
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  2. stormin1155

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    It's a Melody Maker. Only difference between it and a Gibson is the name on the headstock. I used to have one exactly like it. Great neck, anemic pickup. Rout it and toss a P-90 in there.... If that pickguard starts to oxidize/disintegrate, get rid of it fast or it will make a mess of the finish and all metal parts. The fumes are highly acidic.
     
  3. sants

    sants Supporting Member

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    Is $500 a safe bet?
     
  4. danelectro

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    I would buy them all day long at $500. In the condition its in (which is very good)' i'd say its about a $900-$1100 guitar.
     
  5. sliberty

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    ^^^^
    This

    Melody Makers go for a little more but that's just snob appeal - it is the identical guitar to a MM.

    I own a 62 MM just like it actually.
     
  6. JRC4558Dude

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    DO NOT rout it. :nono

    If you don't like the original pickup, Lollar makes a P90 that will fit without modification. :)
     
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    So does Novak. I have his MM90 in my MM - wonderful!
     
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    Agreed. Nothing will devalue it quicker.
     
  9. sliberty

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    You may want to get a properly intonated wraptail for modern strings though. Keep the original of course, but play using the replacement, Or just use vintage style strings with the wound G string.
     

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