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Epiphone Owners Group

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

Members: 79
Latest Activity: Feb 21

Discussion Forum

Epiphone Wood? 28 Replies

I'm hearing from many musicians, people who run instrument shops, etc. that Epiphone uses cheap Asian wood. I know that the company is not the same it was when it was American with Greek luthiers,…Continue

Tags: spruce, woods, acoustic, Epiphone

Started by Scott Timberg. Last reply by Robert Williamson Oct 24, 2013.

EJ200CE out of tune 1 Reply

I'm a 1 year Epiphone EJ200CE owner, and I have tune problem. Trust rod was adjusted by one of the best luthiers in Brazil (with 0,010 strings, very low action), but persist the following problem:…Continue

Started by Gambini Alex. Last reply by Steve Frank Jul 11, 2013.

EL00 3 Replies

New to this, sent a message to all members rather than post here.  My bad.Commenting on the pleasure of playing my 00 now that its opened up nicely.I use d'darrio EJ16 light strings.  Read a post…Continue

Started by Stepan Chornov. Last reply by William Jahnkow May 14, 2013.

Epiphone EJ160E John Lennon model 19 Replies

 Hi folks,Said I'd post some pics, so thought might be interesting to make a separate spot for the Epi version of John Lennon's Gibson. It's a nice guitar and in looks, very similar to his original…Continue

Started by Mike Cee. Last reply by William Jahnkow May 7, 2013.

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Comment by Ed Rhoades on March 14, 2011 at 6:17pm
My daughter just took two photos of my Epiphone Broadway.
Comment by Paul Gibbons on March 12, 2011 at 1:33pm
I have a EJ-160. Plays nice. I have had it for about 3 yrs. It is the same guitar that is in my profile pic.
Comment by Ed Rhoades on March 10, 2011 at 9:07pm

When we practiced tonight, I used the new...well it's from the 90's, but it's new to me...Epiphone Broadway. I just plugged it into the PA, so you can hear it's natural warm tone. The song is one of mine called Moonfall

Comment by Andy Getch on March 9, 2011 at 7:14pm


Love the old archtop! Thanks for starting this group. All of my Epi's have been imports, none "vintage", most seemed to have issues. My (re-)starter guitar was a LP special (sold that a year ago). My first acoustic was the John Lennon 160CE, still one of my favorites, a black one bought it used & the bridge lifted shortly afterward, local guitar shop repair fixed the issue. Very bassy and a bit buzzy, but fun to play. Also have a Biscuit (wood bodied resonator) that has a nice tone, I don't play it enough. A sweet-sounding Hummingbird and a PR350  (12-string) that had a cracked neck, also repaired, I keep it tuned down a step.  

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 9, 2011 at 5:38pm
Wow, never played one of I gotta find one to check out!  Thanks, Edward
Comment by Ed Rhoades on March 9, 2011 at 5:14pm
I went to the store today and got the guitar. I haven't gotten any new photos yet, but I do have the one the store took. I don't know much about it, but it's a '97 Broadway model.
Comment by Edward Sparks on March 9, 2011 at 10:36am

Hey Bernie,

Never tried a lefty, but hey, I'm game!

Actually, one of the coolest things I ever witnessed was a friend of mine who is a lefty, who turned a guitar strung righty upside down and fingerpicked "Blackbird" by jaw just hit the floor!  Boy, if I could do that, I would have been the hit at all the parties and gotten all the cool girls! Edward 

Comment by Bernie on March 9, 2011 at 9:03am
It is a semi-hollow body. I would be more than happy to let you play them, can you handel a lefty LOL
Comment by Edward Sparks on March 9, 2011 at 8:49am

At one point I owned a Epi 12 string dread...interesting story of what happened to it from my website:

Company: Epiphone
Model#: F160-12 Texan
Year: 1975
Description: I acquired this guitar new,
The instrument you see pictured here, which came from the web, looks just like the one I had, the second one I had as a replacement for an Epiphone 12 string which was permanently damaged while being repaired by the Music House.
About 1975 I bought a used Epiphone 12 string guitar from a friend.  It matched the Epiphone 12 string guitar owned by my current band mate, Jimmy Bergendahl
I really liked his 12 string and so I was happy to have picked a used one just like it for a mere $75 bucks from a friend who was raising cash for an electric solid body
he wanted  in a really big way. 
It one had a beautiful “violin” sunburst finish on the top which was black at the edges, went to dark brown and then a tasteful shade of yellow in the middle.
As with most inexpensive 12 strings, it’s action was somewhat high.  I took it to the Music House and asked them to adjust the neck.  I dealt directly with the store’s manager who pointed out to me that since this particular brand of acoustic guitar had a bolted on, thus removable neck, he could simply add some “shims” to as you would on an electric guitar, which would greatly improve the action. Being the manager of the store, I believed him and left the guitar.  
The shim was installed. Within a week the pulling force of the strings warped the neck and pushed in the top of the guitar, which totally ruined it.  I took it back to the store and demanded it be fixed.  He told me it was beyond repair and ordered me a brand new one, identical to mine with one exception.  On the replacement the beautiful dark brown color in the “violin” sunburst finish of the original was red.  To me it was ugly, but it was new…which meant that I had paid $75 dollars and ended up with a brand new guitar that would have cost me whopping $150.00.  This ugly replacement lasted about two weeks before the same thing happened.  Of course I went right back and refused to take another Epiphone guitar, new or not.  He told me that I could have any comparable model I wanted from his shelves.  I found two that appealed to me, a Yamaha and a very new brand, an Ibanez.  I took the Yamaha.  See the replacement, a Yamaha FG260 12 string, in the this Gallery.

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 9, 2011 at 8:46am

The old Gibson moustache! From Orville himself!

I only own the Gibson LP Sig version, but I think it's cool that they made an Epi model too!

Bernie, great guitars you have! Is the one on the right all hollow or semi-hollow? I know that some of them are all hollow and sound different...I would love to play one of those and compare the two.  Edward 


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