Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty.

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Can't help it I just love them Black Beauties.
    Were you happy / satisfied with the Epi Jared signature model?
    Safe to say you will feel the same way about this one.
    Materials good.
    Pick ups dubious.
    One reviewer said he bought a second one with the Joe Bonamassa signature on the fret board.
    BP
     
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    shhh, don't show @TXOldRedRocker that, he will pick that up as a backup to his Frampton.
     
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    I have the JB '60 Norm Burst it is a great guitar for the $.
     
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    The Epi Jared LP is a good one.

    IMO, it's much better than a Gibson LP Studio and on par with a Gibson LP Classic or Std.

    Epiphone seems to be very aware of the Q/C that goes into building a guitar.

    I've seen the 1950's Epiphone P 90 LP Custom and it's recieved great reviews.

    I'd like to demo it.

    I know I'm in the market for a new or used guitar.

    I think it'll happen by the end of the year.

    I'm being picky about my choice.

    I have a boat load of good guitars and that'll give me the standard to go by.
     
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    The "Inspired By 1955" Custom is a great axe, axe :yesway:
     
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    I did much research on the Epi Jared James Nichols LP.

    Fine guitar after owning it for almost a year.

    I'm on the fence with some other Epi's.
     
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    I've heard good things about these and if I didn't have a Custom already would probably buy one.
     
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    junk notes Well-Known Member

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    Without modding anything, find a locking wraparound that you like. The difference is night and day..
    Or, for roughly $100, mod it like I did with a trapeze tailpiece and an ABR-1 for max resonance and sustain.
    Change out the tone cap for a .022 bee or .05 beauty.. Volume to 300k for singlecoil P-90.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Lots of Epis are great guitars, I had a wonderful Epi 56 Gold Top, played and sounded great! Shoulda kept it, just another on the list though.

    That's a sweet looking LP, I’d love to get one of the new Epiphones. I have a slight issue playing 3-pickup Gibson/Epiphone guitars though. Sometimes I’ll occasionally touch the top of the middle pickup with my pick.
     
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    The Ebony neck makes this guitar and plays like buttah. Was not a fan of weight relief (still not) but this could change my mind as to the surprising amount of sustain it has. Thus an attribute with the locking bridge recommend.
     

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