Epiphone Custom models

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  1. Zero

    Zero Well-Known Member

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    Recently acquired an 07 Custom in cream and an Inspired by Gibson, 1955 Custom in matte black.

    As they both have drastically different appointments and neck profiles, I realized that I’m kind of fan of the extras Epiphone put into these; the binding, fretboard work and extra attention really put these in a different area of appreciation for myself.

    I have decided I’d like to get a few more Customs, does anyone have any other ones for me to look out for. I’m looking for more rare or not seen a lot of. The

    I’d like to get a Koa example, a Red Wine custom would be nice too....

    Is there any others anyone can think of that they’ve seen I can add to my list??
     
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    Holy crap! There’s a few on there I would love to get my hands on!
     
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    I’ve always had a soft spot for the black backs. That, and the early Custom Classic with the split diamond inlay. Top of my list is the ‘55 you already have though
     
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    wowww I don't know there is something like LPC Classic Pro 490R/498T
    I have to get it somewhere
     
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    You had the same reaction I did when I bought my Koa LPC. It really does feel and sound like something special. I also like the extra room on the fretboard and the appointments you mentioned.

    They tend to top out at $800 and a lot of times you can get lucky and find one for less.

    You just have to be diligent and watch Reverb daily.

    I really would like to know how you feel about the 1955 LPC you bought.

    Is it very heavy? What do those pickups sound like? And how does the neck feel?

    There is one for sale right now on Reverb but the weight potential is holding me back. Also without a maple top, does it sound more mellow or do the P-90’s compensate for that…?

    Pat
     
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    Well Pat (@Space1999) I have to say, the 55 is totally unlike my cache of guitars. The finish is an actual matte finish clear coat; not like the crap I scraped off the 1959. It’s very well done. Mine is 2016 and it looks like it was literally unplayed, the finish is perfect. I did pop the cavity cover, just to look. It had never been off. Small reddish disc caps, P90’s hand wired, full size pots and a plug in for switch.

    The neck feels smaller than the 1959 and the Jared James Gold Glory, but larger than my white custom.

    The fretwork is dialed in, no adjustments needed out of the box, but that’s not a plus for Epiphone; it’s a plus for the shop I bought it from.

    I haven’t plugged it in yet to be honest. I have been slammed with work and haven’t dug out an amp since I moved.

    Once I plug it in, I’ll report back.

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    Absolutely gorgeous Zero. Congratulations! :thumb:

    I bet with the mahogany body and neck it resonates quite well without the amplifier.

    When you get a chance to plug her in, I will be awaiting your report with baited breath (whatever the hell that means) :)

    Pat
     
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  9. Jared Esterby

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    The Custom Pro in Wine Red is stunning. Limited-Edition Silver Burst maybe?
     
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    Hi Jared, welcome to the forum.:)

    I am not understanding what you are asking in your post.

    There were Les Paul Custom Silver bursts….

    Pat
     
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    Sorry @Space1999, I was just throwing out another option for @Zero to consider and my initial wording was quite poor.
     
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    It’s spelled “bated” and it is a short form of abated…
    Bated breath first appeared in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in 1605. Using a shortened form of abated, which means "stopped or reduced," the phrase refers to people holding their breath in excitement or fear as they wait to see what happens next.
    … more than you ever wanted to know about that expression!
     
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    The red wine is a beaut!
    The silver burst is okay, I’d like it to have a full tear drop around the edges rather than tracing the edges in burst (if that makes sense)

    But the two I’m looking for are the all silver and all Pelham blue
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    I like both of those as well. Do they have a worn finish or is that just the pictures?
     
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    From what I can tell, it’s the grain full under the finish. I haven’t seen one in person, but know they came out in 2012 & 2013
     
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    If my memory serves me, you’re correct. I thought about getting a Pelham a year or so after I bought my black one (late 2011… maybe ‘12). Decided against it because I didn’t like seeing the grain through the finish.
     
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    Reverb is teeming with Silverburst LPC’s. It seems to be that people really think they are cool when they buy them and then get tired of them quickly.

    I almost fell into that hole and figured something must be driving the sale of those guitars online.

    I like that Pelham Blue model LPC. Nice color.

    Pat
     
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    There’s a TV silver standard on the verb, not mine. I damn near pulled the trigger but then realized it wasn’t a custom.

    I’ve got my eyes on a few out there…
     
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    If they were easier to strip the finish or were more like the G’s paint job, I’d be into it.

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    I'm sure the Epiphone looks way better without the pickguard. Gawd those things are atrocious !
     

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