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post Nov 13 2009, 01:08 AM
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As the topic state's, what do you guys know about this model? It was discontinued by Epiphone for a reason I would assume, but why? The reviews on it are good and most say that it is better than the models offered today.

I like the fact it has a thinner neck with jumbo frets which I'm used to with my Jackson's. The p/ups will probably be changed so not worried about those.

I have a trade offer for one in Vintage Sunburst with OHC. This particular unit is beyond mint and
the quilted top is bookmatched almost perfect.

Heres an old link to the guitar...

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...-Top?sku=518353

I had an Agile LP2500 and loved everything about it except the frets (medium) and the binding was a bit rough. Anything else I should be looking for with one of these models?

Thanks for your time guys. smile.gif

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post Nov 14 2009, 04:41 PM
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I've seen/played a few of these models Steve and must say that I couldn't fault them in any way. Build quality was great as were the Quilt Tops. I think they were discontinued due to Cost Effectiveness vs Sale Price.


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post Nov 15 2009, 10:51 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Nov 14 2009, 10:41 AM) *
I've seen/played a few of these models Steve and must say that I couldn't fault them in any way. Build quality was great as were the Quilt Tops. I think they were discontinued due to Cost Effectiveness vs Sale Price.


Thanks Jones and I did make the trade. I'm quite pleased with this guitar! Even the p'ups are not as bad as some will suggest. Still think a set of actives will be installed in the future..

And for the pictures..











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post Nov 15 2009, 11:57 PM
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Nice top Steve!!!


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post Nov 16 2009, 12:53 AM
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I think so too man! I had an Agile LP copy, which for the money, was a pretty decent guitar and compared to the Epi's that I had played. Still, I was not happy with the fret quality on that guitar.

This Epi is on a different level. I've never played an Elite but this one has got to be somewhat comparable. smile.gif


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