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Epiphone Owners Group

If you own an Epiphone instrument, old or new, this group is for you!

Members: 92
Latest Activity: Apr 27

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Got a new 2015 Masterbuilt AJ-45 !! 2 Replies

This group is very dead lately. Let's liven it up a bit.  I'm very impressed with my new 2015 Masterbilt AJ-45. Feb 2016 price $649 plus $100 for deluxe Epi case. Perfectly set up out of the box and…Continue

Started by Larry Oliver. Last reply by Old Guy Apr 27.

Masterbilt Bone Saddle Adjustment 1 Reply

OK ... My neck is almost straight as an arrow - almost. I dare say I have maybe .005" clearance in middle of board with metal straight edge from 1st fret to 14th.Next; I worked the bone base on a…Continue

Started by Old Guy. Last reply by Dave Fengler Apr 11.

AJ-45 9 Replies

Any of you folks looking forward to the 2015 Masterbuilt AJ-45? I can't wait to try one onContinue

Started by barry. Last reply by Joe Allen Jun 15, 2015.

Epiphone ej200 sce

New to the forum glad to finally meet some others who own some Epiphones.

Started by Eli Mar 30, 2015.

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Comment by Clyde Joseph Ortego on April 27, 2016 at 3:23pm

I have installed a MISI pickup transducer and it never needs a battery, all you do is charge it for one minute and you can plug and play for up to sixteen hours.

I love it for the convenience and simplicity.

Happy Strumming

Clyde J. Ortego

Comment by Joe Allen on April 27, 2016 at 2:35pm

Hey Rick nice job on the pickguards. I have an 08 Dove that I bought new and I still love it and it has held it's value I got it from GC for just $260 on sale way back then. I just picked up a used Epi Les Paul and love it too. You can,t beat the quality and value wth the Epiphones.

Comment by Iain Brennan on March 22, 2016 at 3:07pm
Epiphone guitars are one of the best kept secrets in the guitar world,I bought a aj-220 brand new a couple of years ago,to use as a 'beater' it sounded and played great in the shop,cost me around $150,I had a bone nut and saddle fitted when I got it set up afterwards,plus a set of brass bridge pins,this cheapo guitar,now sounds as good as any of its Gibson cousins,I gave it to my brother earlier this year,and he's currently playing the hell out of it.
Recently,I purchased two EJ-200's both blondes,a 1997 and a 1998,they both cost me around $250 each,one even came with its original Epi hardcase,I had them both set up,and fitted with bone nuts and saddles,plus bone bridge pins,I won't be getting rid of them any time soon,as I cannot believe the sound that comes out of them,if this is what Maple laminate back and sides give an acoustic guitar,bring it on.
Comment by Rick Gaboury on July 7, 2015 at 4:46pm

Hi Clyde, I seem to changing pick guards all the time. Use a hair dryer to heat it up. Start from the tip of it, and keep using the hair dryer to heat the pick guard as continue to peal it back. You may end up with some residue on the guitar and you'll have to clean all that off before attaching the pick guard. I use "Goof Off" to get all the remaining glue off. Many pick guards on Ebay. You can get good quality ones from these guys on ebay: Arkansas Music Works

I just changed the pick guards on these 3 in the past 2 months. I had a DR100 limited edition in wine that I added the Hummingbird pick guard and truss rod cover to it. I love the looks and guitar sounds excellent. Hope this helps 100_3527.JPG  100_3526.JPG

Comment by Joe Allen on July 7, 2015 at 2:52pm

Use a heat gun or hair dryer and fishing line to help pull the old one off. You can usually get what you want on Ebay.

Comment by Clyde Joseph Ortego on July 7, 2015 at 2:16pm

Hey Fella's


Clyde here from New Orleans,


I am wondering if any can help me,

On my DR-212 it came with the traditional tear drop pick guard and I am thinking about changing it to a more western style any suggestions on how to do it and where to get one at.


Clyde Ortego

Comment by Joe Allen on April 10, 2015 at 6:39pm

Maybe you got lucky and found one of the hand full they they made for some artist. I am like you and buy sell and trade and always can sell an Epiphone. I have never had an EJ body. I have been more into the AJ body and have traded my way into a 2014 Gibson J-45 Custom.

Comment by Rick Gaboury on April 10, 2015 at 2:20pm

I agree with you guys 100%. Epiphones are great guitars - I'm always buying and trading them. I currently have 5 of them and they all sound unique a look great! My favorite one is an EJ200 Artist that I picked up second hand, This guitar is supposed to have a laminated top and sides but it's all 100% solid - I don't know what happened but I'm pretty pleased! I upgraded the pick guard to give it that traditional EJ200 look. What a great guitar!

Comment by Joe Allen on April 10, 2015 at 1:46pm

Lucky you! I am looking for a good 12 string right now. I had a 78 Texan that was great but I sold it. I know the Epiphones are a great choice.

Comment by Clyde Joseph Ortego on April 10, 2015 at 9:01am

Hey Epiphone Owners:

I am the proud owner of a DR 212 12 String Acoustic/ Electric Guitar and Love it the way it sounds and plays is like Heaven to me.


Happy Strumming

Clyde Ortego


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