Do not (re)open until Christmas…

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  1. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    Following up from my last thread...

    Much to my surprise, Mrs. Claus’s gift to me this year did actually show up despite the North Pole (located in Mississippi near Memphis, TN) outsourcing the delivery to Krampus's demons (driving for FedEx). I consider myself lucky, as the box does not appear to have suffered any long falls off of a bridge into a ravine in Blount County, Alabama - apparently, the disgruntled perp made 6 dumps over the course of several nights affecting over 450 customers.

    I work in a hospital, and a rep told me the other day the fiasco has delayed some medical supplies. Very uncool. :sad::sad:

    Still, my Epiphone Les Paul Special is here! It has some goofiness to the finish (there's a massive paint run on the cutaway) and the fretboard binding (which looks like the end closes the headstock got kinda chewed up before application), but otherwise is in absolutely stellar playing - and sounding - condition.

    That neck is a royal chonk - 50's profile; I believe it. It's not a complete baseball bat, but it's definitely thicker than the slim 70's profile of my Gibson SG Special. Feels good in the hand. Pickups sound throaty and meaty, as all P90s should. Wiring looks great; it does use the quick connectors, which is fine by me. Needs a good fretboard oiling, a fresh set of strings, and a proper setup; and I might be sanding down the neck to a smooth satin.

    Sadly, that will not happen until after Christmas Day. Back in the box it goes, ready to be re-opened on Christmas. It's gonna be hard not to sneak this one out - I mean, the tones I'm getting out of it are already worthy of the Naughty List. :hbang:

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  2. fitz288

    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear it's not dead in a ditch. :yesway:
    HNGD - in a couple weeks...
    I got to torture my son last weekend with his Stingray bass.
    I let him play it for 5 minutes to make sure it was ok, then back in the box. :D
     
  3. Dblgun

    Dblgun Well-Known Member

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    Good news, looks like it survived what ever trip it was on!
     
  4. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    looks kick ass too. congrats.
     
  5. tce63

    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    HNGD, I also have a EPI LP special 2020, fantastic guitar
     
  6. GregM

    GregM Well-Known Member

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    Hn present day.
    I hope you wrapped it in yellow paper!
    And glad it didn't fall off a cliff.
     
  7. lespaul339

    lespaul339 Well-Known Member

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    Happy NGD! Looks sweet!
     
  8. speyfly

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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The new Epi headstock looks soooo much better.
     
  10. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Congratulations on a beautiful LP
    Now the waiting begins
    HNGD
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
  11. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Congrats.

    Merry Christmas.

    Your guitar has been saved from the dirt nap.

    HNGD...............but wait, there's more.:fever:
     
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