If you think anti-Squier snobs are bad, try playing one of these!

Tee H C

Senior Stratmaster
Jan 27, 2012
4,523
London
I don't know or want to know what Jumbo Frets are, Or a V neck to a C neck. If I see a guitar I play it. I play them all the same. I think if you going to get more snotty about such things you are just narrowing the goal posts, and just make it harder for yourself to buy a guitar.

I like your guitar, and love it when I hear people making excuses about such things. Stop blaming the equipment and play the hell out of it.

Equipment Snobs are just the funniest.

Enjoy the heck out of that beautiful gift.
 

HeroicHam

Strat-O-Master
Oct 8, 2012
703
Georgia, Usa
Ouch, I gotta stop coming to this site... I can't handle much more gas D:
Being 16 and jobless is a bummer haha I have always wanted one of these epi hollow-bodies, my first real guitar was an epiphone g-400 but I'm selling her right now.. I really hate to part with her but about a month ago I bought a 1968 gibson sg for (I swear this is true but you won't believe me at all) $625, only thing that isn't original would be the tuners! The epiphone can't compete with the 68, but I didn't expect it to. Though I can say for sure that I've played a fair amount of modern day sg's and that the epiphone gives gibson a run for their money, who ever says epiphone is bad has clearly never played one! Enjoy that guitar you lucky dog, she's a beauty and I can tell you right now that she'll sing like a bird!! Don't listen to the gibson snobs, I think they're just jealous that they didn't discover how wonderful epiphone is until after they payed 3000 dollars for a gibson that certainly isn't 3000 dollars better than an epi :D Rock on my brother!
 

Jack FFR1846

Senior Stratmaster
May 4, 2011
3,806
Hopkinton, MA
It's a great guitar. I don't get people who have to blow their chest out because they have a guitar that's simply more expensive than yours. Doesn't make them a better person.
 

HeroicHam

Strat-O-Master
Oct 8, 2012
703
Georgia, Usa
It's a great guitar. I don't get people who have to blow their chest out because they have a guitar that's simply more expensive than yours. Doesn't make them a better person.

This.
Honestly I'd be completely if I spent the rest of my life playing on a squier bullet as long as it felt good to me. Price doesn't always mean quality.
 

Vanny

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 7, 2013
23
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
You have a Guitar that you should be proud of, not only because it's a cool looking Guitar, but the story behind how you got it. As far as the snod comments you got in another forum, I guess the old saying of "There is one in every crowd" holds true. I hope you really enjoy it and treasure it.
 

carver

Gone strangling
Jul 19, 2011
14,772
A van down by the river / Canada
not all gibson folk are as insane. but they do exist that is for sure... let me tell you a story, Gk, get rogue his chair.. we all know he wont pay attention unless he is sitting, damn youth and their lack of attention span.. anyway.

I was looking for a lester a few months back on my locals, wasnt looking to drop 2 k on anything that i knew would get used a bit then most likely passed on to a friend once i got "bored" of it, but hey we all need a lester right? So im on my locals and i find this lp faded, the guy was asking 900 for it ( far too much considering that is their new price with taxes included around here) so i decided to check out an lp jr and a faded, i told the dude with the faded i would get back to him while i go and check out one just like his and one lp jr, he responded with "sure if you dont mind not having a REAL gibson then go for it"
But dude... you were just trying to sell me a faded and now you are telling me that they arent real gibsons? i just dont get it... i have seen a fair amount of les pauls, and the construction on them all is pretty much uniform.... unless on the 2 k models they use some sort of unicorn hoof glue that i am unaware of...
pretty stupid.... but i guess if you got suckered into dropping 2k you DONT have towards a guitar then you will be telling yourself a lot of things in order to back up what you have done.
 

steben

Senior Stratmaster
Aug 9, 2012
1,477
Zulte, Belgium
The way many prefer a Gibson (style) over a Fender (style) has its roots in snobism. I'm not surprised.
Don't forget Fender started as a "machined" production guitar brand, while Gibson was "craftmanship". The story continues.
 

stratman in va

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 27, 2012
8,830
Virginia
Hey man, just enjoy that Epi !! Hollow bodies and semi hollows are a great thing, very versatile. I have an Ibanez As73 semi hollow and love it.
 

LilRedBama

Strat-Talker
Mar 30, 2013
295
North AL
Ever since I have seen Dwight Yoakam's Elitist I have fallen in love with alllllllllll Epi Casinos. I have been debating about pulling the trigger on one, or a swingster.

Enjoy your cardboard box, just like a 4 year old would enjoy a cardboard box. :)
 

balkanstrat

Strat-Talk Member
Sep 21, 2010
27
dalamatia
Hello my friends,here's my Epi DOT MIK,lovely guitar,strung it with Tomastic flatwounds 12',all stock except the bridge is Schaler piezo (and preamp with battery) and added volume and spdt-switch for choosin piezo or mag. pickups output.

epicst.jpg
 

steben

Senior Stratmaster
Aug 9, 2012
1,477
Zulte, Belgium
the weakest links on budget guitars that make them "less" - if they do for starters - are always things with metal (pickups, electronic parts, bridge, tuners...)
Once you swap them, you won't have established the one and only gem on earth, yet it will be a damn fine instrument. Squier Bullet with better pickups and tuners is unbeatable at bang for the buck for example.
 

BlueCajun

Senior Stratmaster
Apr 1, 2011
2,300
Houston, Texas
I don't get the elitist attitude either. I love almost everything about Casinos (I wish it had better high fret access, but I can work around that). And yours is one of the nicest ones I've seen. HNGD!
 

kumachan

Strat-Talker
Apr 28, 2013
460
toronto
sounds like a certain gear forum i won't mention. the cool thing about epis in that price range is, you get a pretty nice guitar once it's properly set up. however, there are a few upgrades you could do if you wanted that would dramatically improve it. for a minimal amount a nice instrument becomes an amazing one. it's one of my fav things to do, and semi hollows respond better than any other guitar, i think. the last one i upgraded didn't even have the pedigree epi does. it was a canadian dillion.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s180/cheezyridr/after1.jpg

dont listen to the haters. you got a nice guitar for a fair price, and if you decide its what you want, it can be even better. good for you, i say
:)
 

Drubbing

Strat-O-Master
Jun 2, 2012
615
Perth, West Australia
I've not been in this game long, but I wonder how many gear snobs can't actually play for ****?

I can't afford expensive guitars, and here in Aus, a MIA Tele or Strat retails for near $2k. Luckily, I can't find anything wrong with MIM's, which if you bag in a sale can be had for less than a third of that, and I hope to pick one up soon.
 

rickfrl

Strat-O-Master
Mar 17, 2013
842
Missouri USA
Very nice, my friend. And by the way, you should be proud of your son for caring enough to pick it out for you. That would be my favorite guitar from this time on no matter if its Eric Clapton's personal Brownie, or a stick with a string on it. It's from your son ....... Enjoy.
 

dholscher71

Strat-Talk Member
Mar 25, 2013
26
Massachusetts
Very nice, my friend. And by the way, you should be proud of your son for caring enough to pick it out for you. That would be my favorite guitar from this time on no matter if its Eric Clapton's personal Brownie, or a stick with a string on it. It's from your son ....... Enjoy.

Couldn't agree more. Well said.
 


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