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Dammit. One is never enough, is it?
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I know for sure I'm nowhere near the first person to make this observation...but owning a single electric guitar - and I love my Tele to bits - just seems to feel incomplete somehow... 🤔

...so, this will be here soon. 🤗

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I thought long and hard about the Casino - especially because I'm playing a ton of Beatles music these days - but I think I'm saving my P90 experience for a Les Paul to be named at a future date, and I'm not sure I'm ready for the full on hollow body thing yet; plus, the 335 thing has always been holy to me. My buddy brought his over recently, and I near about lost my mind playing that bad boy. grin

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Are you kidding!!?? More like, "Twenty is never enough, is it?"


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Sitting at 30...


For now.


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One? You had ONE?

You're doing it wrong!!!!!! It will get lonely and cry itself to sleep! :- D

Great choice, the 335 style semi-hollow is truly one of the great guitars. Those Epiphones are nice guitars.

I've had a 1986 Gibson ES-335 Studio since 1988 or so.
I "modified" it massively. Some would say I boogered it but it's MY guitar so they can go kick cans or something.

Alll gold colored hardware instatlled. Sperzel locking tuners (will add days to your life not spent putting strings on!), super jumbo frets, custom plexi pickguard painted on the backside (Gretsch style), Schecter Tri-Lock bridge bolted to the guitar permanently, gold "bell" knobs, EMG HB (Steinberger bass pickup in the neck, 81 in the bridge, ONE volume knob, nearest the 3 way switch - the rest are dummies.

It screams, it sings, it cries and girls like it because it's pretty. Yes, there are more... you'll find out what is about to happen soon enough...
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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
One? You had ONE?

You're doing it wrong!!!!!! It will get lonely and cry itself to sleep! :- D
Remember, guys - I'm mainly a keyboard player. I'm down to something like 30 of those. Pics of a few of them attached. smile

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
One? You had ONE?

You're doing it wrong!!!!!! It will get lonely and cry itself to sleep! :- D
Remember, guys - I'm mainly a keyboard player. I'm down to something like 30 of those. Pics of a few of them attached. smile

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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
Lots of nice wall space to mount guitar hangers!!! :- D
idea roll 2thu

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Congrats on a sweet looking Epi Dave! Epi puts out the best guitars on the market for the price IMHO! They make it so you can afford to buy as many as you want! thu


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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
One? You had ONE?

You're doing it wrong!!!!!! It will get lonely and cry itself to sleep! :- D
Remember, guys - I'm mainly a keyboard player. I'm down to something like 30 of those. Pics of a few of them attached. smile

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*pfffft*

I’m primarily a singer! laugh


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Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz
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Originally Posted by KuruPrionz
One? You had ONE?

You're doing it wrong!!!!!! It will get lonely and cry itself to sleep! :- D
Remember, guys - I'm mainly a keyboard player. I'm down to something like 30 of those. Pics of a few of them attached. smile

dB
*pfffft*

I’m primarily a singer! laugh

Plus, one simply cannot do with just a couple of electric six string guitars. One needs a nice acoustic guitar too, and a 12 string, and a nylon string, and an ukulele, and a lap steel, and a bass guitar, and another bass guitar with no frets, and a 5 string banjo, and a fretless banjo, and a requinto. And stuff...
Plus amps, did I mention amps?


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I played a Gibson 335 sunburst in my favorite high school music store.
I've had one or two um..psychic experiences.
That is among the top.
Then I moved halfway across the country. I had to say goodbye to my friends.
I was heartbroken. Then slowly, I started to look around and realize, I was meeting some pretty cool people-
and playing some pretty cool instruments.
One of those cool people was Bob Cage. Sadly, he left us a couple years ago.
His great-grandparents started a music instrument company named after their child.
That is now the Epiphone company.
Bob had kind of a dark side musically, but he was a really fine player. Look him up on youtube.
I have never owned an Epiphone. But if I could try first, I'd definitely buy one.

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I bought a new vintage sunburst version last year from Guitar Center. Gotta great price on it too. I love playing it. Great tone.


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@Dave Bryce - I have an Epi DOT from the Samick factory in Korea - one of the nicest playing Guitars I've ever owned, and I'm a solid-body guy. That finish is really beautiful, as well. Enjoy!

FWIW, even as a Guitarist, I have more Synths than Guitars by around 3-to-1, but good used Synths are much less expensive than good used Guitars.

Edit: afterthought from looking at your KB photos. If that black bean-shaped POD is the one you were trying to access with the Express floorboard, sadly, it seems that's one model the Express doesn't want to work with.

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I prefer the Casino to the Dot, and almost bought one, but went with an Eastman equivalent instead. It's a very versatile guitar that works in many styles and genres, and can put on a lot of personalities and disguises. I'd recommend getting to know it really well, before deciding what your third guitar should be -- even though I already know you'll need a Strat, as nothing can quite "fake" it (even when Nile Rodgers tours with something else, such as a Les Paul, he doesn't quite get his own signature sound!).


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I have 3 guitars, and after owning and selling a large quiver over time, three is enough for me. All of mine are cheapies, & all play and sound great. I have had most of the iconic guitars in my quiver including about 5 Les Paul's or so, and Strats, Tele's, a Gibson 345. I am down to a few requirements 25-1/2 " scale, hum-bucking pickups either full sized or strat sized, two potentiometers 1 tone 1 volume, 24 or preferrably 24 frets and an accessible cutaway to get to those highest frets. strat or similar shape, Done, I need nothing else.


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I'm going to have to be satistied with what I have for now, my DP Strat and my Squier. I have no idea what the future holds, so no major purchases. We reopened the store Friday and have had 4 customers and no sales so it's cheaper to stay closed. 34% unemployment and zero tourists does not look good.


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Originally Posted by Winston Psmith
@Dave Bryce - I have an Epi DOT from the Samick factory in Korea - one of the nicest playing Guitars I've ever owned, and I'm a solid-body guy. That finish is really beautiful, as well. Enjoy!
Thank you, brother!

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Edit: afterthought from looking at your KB photos. If that black bean-shaped POD is the one you were trying to access with the Express floorboard, sadly, it seems that's one model the Express doesn't want to work with.
I know it now...but it does like my Spider III, so it'll stay there.

FBV3 showed up for the POD HD today. Muuuch happier now.

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
Remember, guys - I'm mainly a keyboard player. I'm down to something like 30 of those.
I had no idea you played guitar! Also coming over from keyboard world, I currently have exactly one guitar- a Kiesel Osiris O6X HSS (headless). But I did recently sell off a couple of guitars, so now I am eyeing a Tom Anderson Classic, cause, you know, sometimes you have to...

and btw, that Casino is gorgeous!

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One guitar is like one beer.

It is not a correct concept...


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I now see that I failed to include a baritone, a Nashville tuned guitar and a 5 string tuned like Keef.

Plus a cigar box and maybe one these here shovel guitar thingies... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9-ltPsbw9g


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I have to say, that Epiphone Casino is a really nice looking guitar. Now it's got me thinking about getting one sometime this year.


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Originally Posted by Sharkman
I have to say, that Epiphone Casino is a really nice looking guitar. Now it's got me thinking about getting one sometime this year.


The guitar in the photo is a Dot, a copy of a Gibson ES-335 semi hollow.
The Cssino has P-90 pickups and is fully hollow. I think the neck is set farther in on the body as well, less access to the high frets.

Very different guitars but both very nice. Cheers, Kuru


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I have always kinda liked this guitar, Foo Fighters notwithstanding:

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I've heard that Nashville tuning is especially popular on electric semi-hollow 12-strings, so that could be a two-birds-with-one-stone expansion purchase later on, mitigating the G.A.S. a bit. :-)


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Originally Posted by Mark Schmieder
I've heard that Nashville tuning is especially popular on electric semi-hollow 12-strings, so that could be a two-birds-with-one-stone expansion purchase later on, mitigating the G.A.S. a bit. :-)


Interesting... so, double courses in octaves? It does make a certain sense, since many electric 12 strings have a single saddle for each course and can never be properly intonated with those courses in octaves.
I bet that would sound fantastic, I like the idea!

One of my projects is an Ovation Deacon 12 string neck and a Preacher body. I have the parts, need to fabricate a bridge mount for a Gotoh fully intonatable bridge and cut a new pickguard.
The Ovation pickup system for their solid body 12 strings was the same as their 6 string system - mid forward and not very chimey. I will correct that problem, the necks were the best electric 12 stirng necks I've ever played and I've gone through quite a few of them.


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Thanks, Kuru. I was actually thinking about looking at an Epiphone Sheraton, but I would still check out both the Dot and the Casino before I make any decisions.


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Originally Posted by Sharkman
Thanks, Kuru. I was actually thinking about looking at an Epiphone Sheraton, but I would still check out both the Dot and the Casino before I make any decisions.

The Sheraton is the pretty one! I think the Sheraton is the same basic guitar as the Dot but with fancy inlays. They will sound more like a Les Paul but still with a bit of hollow resonance.
The Casino is another animal entirely, it is hollow and it sounds it. If you play loud or with high gain you may get feedback or howling. The P-90 pickups tend to hum more although there are aftermarket options that are very quiet.

My best advice is difficult right now, at least up here where our music stores are closed.

I like to play the guitar first, unplugged. If it sounds good unplugged it will sound good plugged in.
Sweetwater has a great inspection program for mail order guitars and they've always held their end up when I've dealt with them.
Right now if I had to have a new guitar (I buy used almost always), that's where I would get it.


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Good step up.

Dammit yes, one is never enough. As a fellow keyboard player I stopped at seven guitars, seven amps, seven speaker cabinets. These days I am focusing more on keyboards.

I got a good Tele, Strat, LP, Martin 6 and 12 string acoustic, mandolin, and still have my 1st guitar (Epiphone Genesis). None are redundant, they all offer something unique.

Amps can be a money pit. I grew up with a bad a## guitar player brother and was exposed to all the good guitar amps of the 1970s. Modeling amps are convenient but they aren't everything and having heard the good amps the modelers can come up short. I still use tube amps, even vintage stuff. I chose separate heads and speaker cabinets for my guitar rigs. The cabinets all have different speakers which do have their own tone especially for emulating certain genres. I found that mixing amps, cabinets, and guitars gets me a LOT of variety. The permutations are endless. But I've heard some plugins that are pretty darn good.

Then there is changing out strings, pickups... Different alloy strings can improve the sound.

I'm a keyboard player and I only play rhythm guitar. Some lead players I worked with thought I had better tone than them. They ask why does a keyboard player know so much about guitars? I like to reply that I adopt the mantle of West Point graduates - "know your enemy" grin

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