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Old 01-18-2013, 02:41 AM   #1
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Epiphone Les Paul Custom Shop blah blah! Anything special?

Is this just a market strategy or ar these any better than regular Epiphones?
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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Link? I don't think that's a real thing. The Custom is its own model but I've never heard of a 'custom shop' Epi besides mislabeled fakes on eBay auctions.
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Interesting. Never knew those existed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:26 AM   #5
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I want to know if they are good enough, I mean, I know some Epis are nice guitars but I want something of certain quality, do I explain myself correctly? Like on the same league as Gibson Lp Studio. I do know Elitists are really great guitars but they are not available in my area.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:06 AM   #6
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There are a lot more "custom shop epiphones" - I've seen an Epiphone Custom Shop EET FUK explorer (actually called 1984 Explorer, but a set of EMGs and vintage white color mean something). I don't think they differ in quality from other models.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:15 AM   #7
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There is NO real existing Custom Shop at any Epiphone factory.

It is just a sticker, sometimes a different color qualifies to get 'Custom-Shop' label

they are produced side by side with all the other models

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #8
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All differences are purely cosmetic. Binding, figured/ carved top, gold hardware. If you're gunna get one, save up another hundred quid or so and get a used Gibson Les Paul Studio.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #9
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From what I have seen, and don't quote this as gospel. The only difference between a custom shop and a regular is the custom shop ones come out of a Chinese factory that only makes Epiphones. The others come out of a Chinese factory that makes a variety of guitars for other companies. Might make for better quality control.

Usually the only thing custom about them is the limited runs on finish types. My G400 is a custom shop, but the only difference between it and a normal one is mine is metallic gold all over including the back of the neck.
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All differences are purely cosmetic. Binding, figured/ carved top, gold hardware. If you're gunna get one, save up another hundred quid or so and get a used Gibson Les Paul Studio.


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The 'Custom Shop' is a logo that is applied to every Epiphone that is only made under a limited run. It is the equivalent of Fender's 'FSR' guitars. There is no Epiphone Custom Shop in the traditional sense, although there are Epiphone operations both in Japan and at the Gibson Custom Shop which do make higher-quality, semi-custom and custom guitars, when there is a need for a better guitar with the Epiphone label (again, just as the Fender Custom Shop sometimes makes guitars with the 'Squier' logo).
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The 'Custom Shop' is a logo that is applied to every Epiphone that is only made under a limited run. It is the equivalent of Fender's 'FSR' guitars. There is no Epiphone Custom Shop in the traditional sense, although there are Epiphone operations both in Japan and at the Gibson Custom Shop which do make higher-quality, semi-custom and custom guitars, when there is a need for a better guitar with the Epiphone label (again, just as the Fender Custom Shop sometimes makes guitars with the 'Squier' logo).


DING DING DING!!! We have a winner! And it only took 11 posts.
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DING DING DING!!! We have a winner! And it only took 11 posts.

Presumably, you already knew the answer to the question, so if you already knew, why didn't you say what flibble just said earlier?

If you didn't know the answer, what right do you have to bitch about how it look more than 10 posts to get the answer? It's not like you're going to tell us anything useful.
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DING DING DING!!! We have a winner! And it only took 11 posts.


what about post #7

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what about post #7


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Or post #8 for that matter.
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Presumably, you already knew the answer to the question, so if you already knew, why didn't you say what flibble just said earlier?

If you didn't know the answer, what right do you have to bitch about how it look more than 10 posts to get the answer? It's not like you're going to tell us anything useful.


errrrrrr I did not see the thread until it was answered maybe??
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errrrrrr I did not see the thread until it was answered maybe??

Well that just means that you should've viewed this thread earlier then doesn't it?

Since you've got nothing better to do than to think you're being such a smartass for bitching about how it took 11 posts to get a detailed reply, you have no right to complain.
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Well that just means that you should've viewed this thread earlier then doesn't it?

Since you've got nothing better to do than to think you're being such a smartass for bitching about how it took 11 posts to get a detailed reply, you have no right to complain.


You seem to be one complaining. Or do you just need to add your own useless 2 cents??
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You seem to be one complaining.

About how you are bitching and yet have nothing useful to contribute yourself? Seems pretty legit if you ask me.
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Or do you just need to add your own useless 2 cents??

Given that what i have to say about your posts is legit, my posts have a lot more value than yours, mate.

What is with the emoticons?
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