NGD - Jazz Odyssey

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NGD - Jazz Odyssey

Post by electric12 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:48 pm

I have just become the owner of an Epiphone ES-175 Premium. And it's very nice too.
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I've always fancied a 175 (probably something to do with Steve Howe) but never managed it. So when this one popped up locally I had to ask whether the seller would be interested in an Epi Casino - which he was!

It's got Gibson pickups in it (which is good as I'm not that impressed by Epiphone humbuckers) a pinned bridge and better quality tuners, pots and wiring. The finish is satin which feels thinner than the usual glossy finish, although I'm not sure I'm that keen - it sort of makes the guitar look halfway between something boutique and something IKEA.

It came with clothesline flatwounds on it with an action like a limbo-dancer's practice bar but now I've set it up with 10s (which in retrospect are a little too light). It Sounds pretty damn good acoustically and plugged in it goes from very mellow to whatever the opposite of that is... very un-mellow I suppose. Sounds pretty decent with masses of dirt too. I'm yet to use it 'in anger' as it were... I'll have to get a bit of practice in actually playing it standing up. I don't want to end up as one of those 'under-the-chin' players!

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Re: NGD - Jazz Odyssey

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:54 am

Nice score! That thing is gorgeous. I am also a fan of 175s due to Steve Howe. I've never played an epiphone model before. This one really looks great. I think the matte finish looks great, but I'm used to matte finishes from playing Godins.
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:59 am

electric12 wrote:It Sounds pretty damn good acoustically...
No surprises there. I picked up one of these when I last had a look around guitar shops on Denmark Street & it sounded amazing unplugged.

I've got to say, I'm quite jealous. Looks like a damn fine guitar! Congratulations!
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Re: NGD - Jazz Odyssey

Post by rhythmjones » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:06 am

Those are sweet guitars. Congrats!
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