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Epiphone Owners Group

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

Members: 82
Latest Activity: Mar 21

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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 Joe Allen on March 13, 2015 at 10:41am

The new Texan and the Dove Pro are great bargains. The AJ 220 has a good tone too for less money. I love the Epiphones and enjoy buying, putting a great set up on them and selling and trading them. That way I get to try out a lot of guitars and if I find one I have to keep I do not have Gibson or Martin kind of money in them.

Comment by Steven Donovan on March 13, 2015 at 9:48am

I'm thinking about the IB 1964 Texan in vintage cherryburst.  It would be my second guitar after my Seagull S6

Comment by Robert F. Booth on March 13, 2015 at 9:36am

I have an Epiphone DR100, and I love it. It is just an Acoustic. You'll hear pros and cons, just go to an music store that sells guitar and try it, that is if you can.

Comment by Steven Donovan on March 13, 2015 at 9:23am

Is this group inactive?  I was wanting some opinions on a new guitar, and was considering an Epiphone.

Comment by Phillip L. Picton on November 29, 2014 at 2:07pm

I didn't think you were looking to buy it.  I'm not the collector you appear to be, but I do have 7 guitars now.  The first guitar I owned was an archtop Harmony that my folks bought for me in '56 or '57.  I don't remember the details anymore, but I did learn to play on that Harmony even though it was not an easy one to learn on.  2nd guitar was a Gibson single pickup ES series made in the late '50s or early 60s.  My mother sold the Harmony while I was in the USAF in Pakistan, and I sold the Gibson around 1986 for $100 at a garage sale.  The guy that bought it was so happy that he called me a few days later to thank me again.  I was happy with the sale price because I had only paid $125 for it including an amp.  Thanks for posting the pics of some of your guitars.

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 29, 2014 at 1:23pm

Ah...well I wasn't looking to buy it I was just wondering if you still had it. Thats cool that you have it.   I can't let any go either which would be why I have a bout 40 instruments, most of which are guitars.  Maybe when you get back you could take and post some pics here, we just love that kinda stuff!  I have a 70's Gibson Les Paul Signature semi hollow which is pretty rare, but there was an Epi model of it too.  Gibson made  bass version and it is sold now as the Jack Cassidy model.


Comment by Edward Sparks on November 29, 2014 at 1:16pm


Here are my three archtops, one of which is a New York made 1948 Epi Zenith...not a top of the line model for most, but it is to me! 

Comment by Phillip L. Picton on November 29, 2014 at 1:04pm

Hi Edward.  I'm sorry, but I don't have any pictures of the HR, and I left it in MN while I'm wintering in SC.  I never seriously thought of selling it because it is the only guitar I have like it.  Besides, the last time I played it the humidity was so high it affected the finish due to absorbing too much moisture in the wood. (I was playing in a pole barn in July in MN and it was raining outside.)  So it is no longer in pristine condition although it plays just fine. 

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 29, 2014 at 12:47pm

So,Phillip, what did you do with the HR?  Sounds like you sold it?

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 29, 2014 at 12:46pm

Phillip Picton, welcome to the group! How about some pics of that HR Fusion III?!?!?


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