Joe B.'s Epi Amos Flying V is released....

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    Wow I'm typically not an Epi person but really want that.
     
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    The GAS is strong with this one.
     
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    Whoa. Not a fan of Epiphone, but I think I am now.
     
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    If its anywhere near the quality level of the JB FBI, then ... Want!
     
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    Cool. I really wish that Epiphone would release another batch of his sig Les Paul though... really great guitars (probably the best bang for your buck LP out there). I love the big fat necks on them.
     
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    Not for use with effects pedals. ;)
     
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    How many made and how much?
     
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    My fear is that these are just the Epi Korinas from last year with a new hood ornament - those guitars were nothing to get excited about. Anyone know where it’s made?
     
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    Can't wait to play one. If the neck is better than my Epi SG, it'll be a keeper for sure! Can't be TOO expensive...
     
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    That could be really cool! JB knows how to milk his fame ;)
     
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    I picked up one of the Brent Hinds Flying V's from the first run of those... very well made instrument. I'll give one a whirl if I run across one in person.
     
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    The FB I was a fine little fiddle. The Pelham Blue JB LP was great, but heavy as a brick. At least mine was.
     
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    I haven't been looking at guitars for quite a few years, but that thing is sweet.
     
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    This looks cool. Nitro finish? Love the hard case.
     
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    I'm not a Flying V fan at all. At least, I didn't think I was until now...
     
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    Holy h*ck. Do want.
     
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    Did you read the comments? Listen to this. I'll paste the comments here.
    Also, $900 for an Epiphone made in Asia is ridiculous.
    Buy Gibson, or forget it.
    Anyone know if it's Nitro?
    Looks nice, but if it's dipped in plastic (polyester) or it's poly urethane like every other late-model Epi I've seen- I'll pass.
    Poly paint jobs are easier and inexpensive to make look very good. Most every company uses it from Ibanez to PRS. Poly finishes are easily identifiable by the thick glossy finish. Polyester as opposed to Polyurethane is resin based and therefore thicker & goopier. (Not great for resonance-tone). Polyurethane is more expensive but it's thinner and sounds measurably better than Polyester. Nitrocellulose is a lacquer and is harder to work with. Nitro is what all the companies from Fender to Gibson to D' Angelico used to use in the 50's & 60's. Nitro is a much thinner finish than Poly and it doesn't clog the wood pores. Some companies are putting a layer of Nitro over the Poly finishes to try and fool the end consumer or maybe to make the guitar turn yellow with age. (More Stupidness)
    This A**hole has no shame. He's happy to make money off Epiphone, while criticizing them. He's on video on YouTube saying Epiphones are for kids. It's a nice looking guitar and no doubt plays well, but I'd never buy one with his name on it knowing he would get a royalty.

    I have an Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro with Probuckers and it not only is a beautiful guitar, it sounds incredible and is a joy to play. I've put it up against comparable Gibsons and blown their owners away. Epiphone makes some great guitars and they don't deserve crap from jerks like Boneheadmasa.
    They either like it or don't. Or criticize the artist. Why is that?
     
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