Greetings from a French Epi fan!

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  1. SomahBlack

    SomahBlack New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm a 23 years old guitar player from France, and I've been (badly) playing guitar for about 5 years now, though I've only started getting serious about it, and learning scales, theory and harmony for the past year or so.

    My love story with Epiphone started with my first ever guitar, a G400 in Cherry Red with the small pickguard, that I miss to this day. After that, I went through several guitars from other brands that just didn't feel right, until a bandmate lent me his Epi Korina Flying V, an amazing guitar that motivated me to find a new Epi for myself.
    Now I'm the proud owner of a very heavily modded Les Paul Express that I love to death!

    I mostly play Blues/Rock and Stoner, although I was in a Misfits inspired punk rock band when I was a bit younger.
    As far as listening goes, I'm very eclectic, I like a lot of stuff, from Jazz to Melodic Death Metal. My favorite bands of all time are Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and David Bowie.

    I think that's all there is to say about me, I'm very happy to be a part of the great Epiphone family and I can't wait to chat with you in the forums :)
     
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    Those are nice.
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    I love mine. Great mod platform too.
     
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    Bonjour SomahBlack et bienvenue.

    You will get a lot of "we want gear pictures". Might as well do it now :h5:
    Isn't the Express a ¾ guitar ?
     
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  4. SomahBlack

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    Yes, they're amazing, mine was gloss with cream binding tho, don't remember what production year those were, a real thing of beauty either way :)
     
  5. SomahBlack

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    Yes, the Express has a 22.75 inches scale length, it holds tune surprisingly well once you upgrade the tuners. The real downsides before the mods were the tuners and the super sticky gloss finish on the neck.
    I'm a people pleaser so here are some pictures :)
     

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    Isn't that a Jr body ? No neck pickup rout.
     
  7. SomahBlack

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    Nope, the cavity was filled with a piece of mahogany, the "studio" pictures don't really show it, but there about a millimeter of difference where it was filled, I'll take a picture and show you :)
     
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    GOOD JOB ! I like it.
     
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    Thank you! I listed the mods in the "Show your Epi" section if you're interested :cheers:
     
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    Welcome. Nice work on the guitar.
     
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    Thanks! I documented the process all the way up to a bit before the relicing part, I'll post it once I figure out in what thread that sort of thing is supposed to go :)
     
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