Darrell Braun reviews the Epi LP Special II

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  1. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Uploaded December 30, 2021

    Summary:
    Body - good
    Neck - good
    Pickups - good
    Pots and switch - good
    Sound - good
    Nut - OK
    Fret finish - OK
    Tuners - shrug

     
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    soulman969 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds surprisingly good in the video considering the guitar uses budget level ceramic humbuckers.
     
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    Oooo ... bolt-on neck. It has only been on that model for 26 years. That is a novelty.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on watching a video for 3 minutes.

    Casual guitarists / folks new to Epiphone aren't going to have an encyclopedic knowledge of low-end guitars. Les Paul's are know as set necks so yeah a YouTuber would have to make note of something like that.
     
  5. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    The bolt-on neck is a polarizing feature. If Fender can get away with it for 70 years, why not Epiphone, especially at the LP SII price?
     
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    Noodling Guitars Active Member

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    Darrell Braun's videos are always fun to watch (and also because I'm biased towards Canadian content). The top and color are very attractive! Wish they'd had that option back in the day.
     
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    One of my best playing, best sounding most fun guitar is an Epiphone bolt-on neck. The first one on the left.

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    I have one on the way.
     
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    So why get fired up when a YouTuber mentions it?
     
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    Seemed like jokes to me. These youtube guys read about guitars all the time, if he really was surprised to find a bolt on neck for an LP special I would find that surprising.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    He was presenting it to make it more accessible to the viewer who doesn't know anything about that particular model - which (shocker) some folks don't.
    The thing I don't get is, knowing that this is a common style of presentation, why get salty / defensive when a YouTuber presents it in a way a lay person would understand?
     
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    Darkness Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Read through this thread and you're the saltiest guy here.

    Nobody said anything salty or reacted in a harsh way to that video. Bgood joked about a design that is nothing new (whether people are aware or not) and you have to react to him. Relax man.
     
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    I didn't feel the sarcasm (if that's what you choose to call it) was warranted for the reasons detailed.
     
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    I like that Darrell Braun dude's channel. He's knowledgeable and seems pretty open minded and fair in his reviews.
     
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    I quite like it. It makes it way easier to refinish the body, which I'm likely to want to do when I buy an instrument at that price point.
     

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