- May 20, 2016
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Not sure how I missed this thread. I have 3 Epi P-90 guitars (LP Special, WildKat, Casino), and 3 USA P-90 guitars (2 Gibson LP Specials and a Hamer Special).
It will for sure look quite the best, but ... don't expect it to be MORE guitar than your Special 1. I have one of the first Special 1, a 2013 in TV Yellow.I never thought this day would come, and I'm having a hard time typing this out: An Epiphone SG Classic Worn Cherry P-90 is the front runner for my next guitar...
I've had this Gibson SG mental scaring dating back to the mid 80's, all because of girl friend I was living with at the time. Yeah, I know, it ain't the guitar's fault, but just looking at any SG would bring up some rage and anger.
Anyway, finally growing up and shelving past events has cleared the path for possibly getting that Epi SG P-90, and in the end this axe checks off a lot off boxes that the Epi LPS P-90 could not...a lot.
I still have mad love for my $119 Epi LPSI P-90; it makes me sound better, play better (well, to me it does). I had considered an Epi Les Paul Classic worn, but I still prefer P-90s over humbuckers.
So, that's that. Looks like an SG in my future...
Two questions, if I may...
Regarding the Epi SG Classic Worn P-90; are those P-90s height adjustable?
regarding the Epi Les Paul Special I P-90; are those P-90R and P-90T pickups Ceramic or Alnico? I cannot locate any actual documentation, and other online sources have conflicting information, though the net consensus leans towards Alnico. Regardless of what they are, Ceramic or Alnico, mine sound fantastic and I ain't swapping them out for anything else. I'm just curious, but not curious enough to pull them out and see for myself...
On a full face pickguard, height is adjusted like on a humbucker, via screws in the pickguard at both ends of the soapbars.they are adjustable in height. there are 2 screws, 1 located between the A and D polepieces and one between G and B polepieces.
since they say want to mimic the Gibson p90 i asume they use alnico magnets to keep it more to original spec.
On that one it is with the screws between pole pieces as mentionned before.silly me was looking at the wrong model.. i was looking at an sg special p90. not the worn with the full pickguard. my bad
Oh yeah JW that really has “that” sound for Jazz. What a beautiful performance.
Can you shoot us a pic of the whole guitar?
Hi Pat here is link for the PureSalem Tom Cat guitar: