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Post  z on Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:06 pm

Single owner. 2 years old. Barely touched. It looks new. Plays new.
Only marks on it are on the pick-guard and on the cover plate on the back.

Set neck (not bolt-on). Not sure what pickups are in it, but I will probably switch to P-90s of some type.
The trapezoid inlays look like they are just stickers on the rosewood fretboard, but they look real from a few feet away.
Sustain is real good.

The guy who sold it is into rockabilly and bluegrass and didn't like how close the bridge is to the saddle.
He prefers his Telecaster for the stuff he does.

It is made in China, but the workmanship on it is pretty darn nice. Neck and frets are finished better than
my Gibson Faded (Dace played that one -- it had crescent moon inlays on the neck and an ebony fretboard,
but the fret ends were sharp because it was a low-end Gibson).











Couple hundred bucks... so about 1/2 price from buying it new.

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:05 pm

Here's the Serial number breakdown info:

Serial: EE071004834

Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
October 2007
Production Number: 04834


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The Gibson Qingdao Plant was opened in October 2002, Qingdao, China. It is the only plant run by Epiphone in Asia.Both acoustic and electric guitars are made here. The factory is dedicated to making Epiphone and only Epiphone guitars with the aim of producing higher quality guitars.

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Pretty sure it's a G400, like this one:

http://gceguitars.blogspot.com/2010/04/epiphone-sg-g400-standard-2007.html

But the pickups are different than the ones in the pictures that guy has.

Might have to take them out and see what they are.
They are pretty thick and beefy sounding.

Here's a pic:







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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  Strangesmile on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:21 pm

What a beautyfull SG Epi lol

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Strangesmile wrote:What a beautyfull SG Epi lol

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Danke mein Freund! Very Happy

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  Rick k on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:05 pm

Looks Great Z Smile

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:16 pm

Rick k wrote:Looks Great Z Smile


Thanks Rick!

I think I need to go to Craigslist Anonymous.... Cool

There is way too much on the music section that looks cool.... and I don't have to pay shipping (since I am looking locally).

Got my Marshall Amp that way too. Same thing. Barely used. Guy had to sell it for rent money or something.

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  Strangesmile on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:59 pm

This Pretty Woman don't leave you, you know what you have on your shoulder and in your Hand dude Smile

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:41 am

AWESOME! Z!
Dig it bro.
Be back later.
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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:55 am

Some nice oustside pix of all ya guitars would be cool.

What would be awesome to with this id what you did with the Bass.
Dont need tp piant tho.
Gold Hardware would look SUPER with that Colour.
Pups? YES, i would get some NICE ass pups for it.
Gold hardware would really set this guitar on another level.
Very cool Z.
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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:45 am

DACE wrote:Some nice oustside pix of all ya guitars would be cool.

What would be awesome to with this id what you did with the Bass.
Dont need tp piant tho.
Gold Hardware would look SUPER with that Colour.
Pups? YES, i would get some NICE ass pups for it.
Gold hardware would really set this guitar on another level.
Very cool Z.
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Thanks!
I'll get some outside pics..... but there is 3 feet of snow on the ground and it's 20 degrees out.... Cool

I will def. change pickups. The stock ones are pretty good, but a bit muddy for me.
Need something that BITES.

good ideas on the hardware.
The body looks great. Would be a crime to paint it.


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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:34 am


Here are the outside shots.... Very Happy











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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:03 am

Not enuff SUN light..

Hey..Heres (my ) custom thoghts.
ALL Glod-Hardware.
CREAM-Hums.
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Would look CHERRY.. Cool
Then maybe a Red-T-shell pickgaurd?
Get GIBSON Gold keys.
But, yes, would look NICE.
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Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:03 am

Not enuff SUN light..

Hey..Heres (my ) custom thoghts.
ALL Glod-Hardware.
CREAM-Hums.
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Would look CHERRY.. Cool
Then maybe a Red-T-shell pickgaurd?
Get GIBSON Gold keys.
But, yes, would look NICE.
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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:05 am

GOLD pickup Rings FOR SURE! with this...And CREAM pups.
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Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:06 am

And they Make these Knobs in GOLD..Smile
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Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:10 am

O YES..And a T-shell gaurd..WOW..it would be very Vintage cool.
All this shit brings out the RED the guitar has.
The Cream is very Vintage, as the Gold.
Then a shell guard, ya got a HOT one!
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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  globaltrancemission on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:23 am

Looks Nice Z Smile

My Epiphone Flying V has similar PUP's to this except mine was made in Korea .

Serial No: U04052958 ....I bought mine new in 2004 or 2005 ....I can't remember exactly Smile

I'm posting some pics of my guitars.

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:25 am

HELL..thinking about it, a CREAM pickgaurd would REALLY set off the RED, and look Fab if ya had Cream pups, with gold rings.
Yep...Ya want to bring out the RED, and make the hardware POP!.
Cream gaurd would be very nice looking.
Gold will give you a high-end-vintage look.
Cream, Classic look.

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:01 pm

Good ideas bro!

They make 'em....

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-P90-Single-Coil-Pickup?sku=306915


I'm good, but I can't do anything about the SUNLIGHT!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

If the clouds go away I'll take more shots.

I love the one with the tree reflection on the body. You can also see the SG shape in the snow in the background
from where I took the previous shot.

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:57 pm

And there CREAM ones..Smile
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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:07 pm

DACE wrote:And there CREAM ones..Smile
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Pickups first, with rings.
Then changing out the hardware.

Might take a month or two....

I love these set neck guitars. the Sustain is Insane in my Brain.

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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  DACE on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:48 am

WEEK TOPS... Laughing Laughing

You will need to get those pups in Reg-Hum-size or they wont fit.
P90s are smaller, as you know. But they DO make them in Hum-size.

And i dont know about the being "ring-mounted"????

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Post  z on Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:39 pm

Not sure what you mean by "Shell Guards?"

Here's a look at the back of the pickups, and inside the control area.
Stock. According to stuff on the internet, the pickups are Alnico V Humbuckers (which looks right to me).

These will drop right in, but the cream one has silver trim.
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-P94T-Humbucker-Sized-P90-Bridge-Pickup?sku=306913







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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  z on Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:06 am


It looks pretty good with no pickguard too....
except for the screw holes.


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Re: Lucky Strike

Post  globaltrancemission on Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:10 pm

Easily remedied Z......put the screws back in without the pickguard.

Thats what I did with my Greco LP....thats only 2 screws...one on the front near the neck and one on the side.

Also you won't lose the screws if you do that Smile Smile Smile Smile

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