Is there anything special you'd like to see your favorite guitar manufacturer make?

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  1. 70' s Tone

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    Yeah, I had those exact models in mind. With the exception of the standard Casino, though, these are always limited editions and very hard to find.

    I get that there probably isn't a market to support these models as a standard choice long-term. This isn't me saying "Epiphone should do this for the good of the company"; instead, this is me saying "This is something that I think would be really cool for me if it happened."
     
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    Stainless steel frets on the EBMM LIII. Then it would be perfect.
     
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    Gibson: make an SG with straight-ish string pull through the nut. I would buy three of them tomorrow. No joke.
     
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    The Michiya Haruhata signature Strat is very close to this. It is however a Japanese domestic model and has a reverse headstock.
     
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    Epiphone should really reissue the Riviera model with the full size humbucker/mini humbucker pickups, just as the ones they did in the 90s in Peerless, Korea. The P93 model just doesn't feel the same to me.
     
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    Guild making an all black Duane Eddy model. In the USA. That would totally make my day.
     
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    I would like to see more maple fretboards. I think there are more available now than say ten years ago, but I'd still like to see more.

    What is gibson's issue with maple fretboards? Those raw power series les pauls and SGs with the maple boards were cool as hell.
     
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    Hardtail and non maple top versions of PRS DGT.
     
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    it's hard to imagine Fender doing more, many people think they've got too much variety already.
    imo they should reissue the Rhodes. that would blow some minds if they did it right.
     
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    I'd LOVE for Charvel to reissue the Model 6. Plitty plitty please!
     
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    I want to see Martin do a bolt-on neck, ala Taylor NT neck joint. I might think about buying one again if they did.
     
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    I would like to see more nut width options. I like 1 3/4 nuts. There needs to be more electrics with them.
     
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    Why do you prefer bolt ons on an acoustic?
     
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    Because string tension means that the guitar slowly goes banana-shaped over time, and many eventually need a neck reset to get a low action, which is very much easier and cheaper with a bolt-on rather than a glued joint. I mentioned Martin in particular, because they have recently moved from a lifetime warranty for resets to five years. They also seem to have been having a fair amount of this kind of warranty repair on fairly new guitars recently. The neck joint was major criteria when I bought a Bourgeois, and I have a fairly comprehensive list of makers who use a bolt-on neck. Most if these use a a glued fretboard extension, but it is still a whole lot easier to reset than a glued joint.
     
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    A tele with arm contour, fat neck, 24 3/4" scale, rosewood fretboard, series/parallel switching, nitro finish.
     
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    And a usa model explorer in korina also.I don't get why gibson acts like korina is the most valuable wood in existence smh. I've talked to builders that said it's not expensive and easy to get. Gibson acts as if it was made out of the ark of the covenant.
     

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