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Post by _xxx_ » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Just a heads-up for nanner fans - it's a Nashville-made Epiphone Pro, basically a Gibson U2 with a bolt-on instead of set neck. I already have two U2's and really don't need this, but it's itching in my fingers... it's a hell of an offer, the hardware and pups alone are well worth the price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Epiphone-1989- ... 2208736966

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Post by Hunter008 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:03 pm

Nice! What do they normally sell for?
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Post by _xxx_ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:17 pm

400-700 dependng on condition etc, but they're way more worth than that as a guitar. All american, quality woods, Bill Lawrence pups and they play like butter. Regarding sound and playability it blows any Stagemaster out of the water with ease.

I'm still hovering over the BIN button because I'd like to strip the parts (Gibson-branded Schaller floyd and those pups) to restore my U-2 to its original state, but on the other hand it would be a pity.

If it's still there tomorrow I just may hit it after all, we'll see.

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Post by sixstring » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:34 pm

Good deal right there. :hit
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by 80sChris » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:32 pm

I'd take a Stagemaster any day.

This Sustainer ended up with a Gibson branded Floyd on it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kramer-Sustain ... Swlv9acejW

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Post by ncelectric » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:04 am

If I didn't just buy a Floyd Rose Sig, I would be hovering over the BIN too!

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Post by _xxx_ » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:56 pm

80sChris wrote:I'd take a Stagemaster any day.
Well of course, it's more valuable and looks better. But trust me, as a player, it's inferior to these.

Just my 2c - I had several Stageys and still have two U2's, thus I know how they compare first-hand. I kept none of the Stageys, because to me they're only useful as really good looking wall decoration. Sterile tone, awful finish on the neck (same as the body, but it's no good for the neck) and I didn't dig the neck shape either.


Back on topic - you made me do it, I just hit the BIN... :bananahead :bananahead :bananahead

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Post by ncelectric » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:51 pm

Sweet, good score! Your post got me remembering an old Epiphone S series I bought at Guitar Center years ago, it had an OFR and a pretty sweet jackson-like neck for $99. There is also an Epiphone 935i project on the Bay that could be a fun one...like a Stagey with the thru neck, these I guess were made in Korea though.

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Post by _xxx_ » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 pm

Yeah I remember the S series, though I never played one. There were some nice axes back then which went completely under among the gazillion brands which competed in the same market, Gibson strats not being that popular either way...

Edit: that 935 is a looker, pity it was built for a kahler trem otherwise it's be mine

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Post by Hunter008 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:59 pm

_xxx_ wrote:
80sChris wrote:I'd take a Stagemaster any day.
Well of course


Back on topic - you made me do it, I just hit the BIN... :bananahead :bananahead :bananahead
I knew we could talk you into it! dielaughing
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