Perverockstar69
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#1
Is this just a market strategy or ar these any better than regular Epiphones?

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#2
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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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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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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#7
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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#8
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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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).


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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.

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This Epi LP Special is marked “Limited Edition Custom Shop”. One thing I noticed is the Grovers are stamped “Grover” but I think they appear on non-CS Epis also. The ones on my Broadway look like real Grovers but are not marked as such.

I think the above comments about the Custom Shops having different finishes are accurate. This one is marked as a factory 2nd because Epiphone was going for a particular color - but screwed it up somehow. It came out as high-gloss translucent silver-white which may be one of a kind and may actually look kinda cool.

I won this LP Special in an eBay auction and I’m expecting delivery in two or three days. I’ve wanted a Special for awhile and with all of the Gibson closeouts, I nearly pulled the trigger several times on the Gibby. But I’m a P90 virgin I thought this might be cheap introduction to soap bar pickups. As long as it plays and sounds as good as the seller says, it’ll be my Special.


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Crap!! Now we get no goodies. Oh yes and about the emotcons. The answer is. Because I can use them.
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