'90s MIK Epi Sorrento

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'90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby preservation » Thu May 18, 2017 11:06 am

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not for everyone, but it might be for me.
just gotta swap the knobs.
i've wanted a Casino for ages and this is basically one with a Florentine cutaway - also happens to be one of my all-time fave guitar colours.
epi recently did an early '60s reissue, but it had mini-hums and i much prefer P90s.

if it's even close to being as cool as i think it'll be, then we'll have a winner on our hands.




and if it's a winner, it'll need a Bigsby, won't it ?
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby preservation » Thu May 18, 2017 11:09 am

in a week or two this is what it'll be:


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*might* need a black pickguard w/ white floral pattern, but i'm not sweating it.
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby MKR » Thu May 18, 2017 12:20 pm

Amazing. Maybe not for everyone, but definitely for me.
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby dezb1 » Thu May 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Love it... mik epiphones are excellent guitars
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby eskmsaul » Thu May 18, 2017 3:13 pm

Dang, this was on my watch list for months... glad someone on here nabbed it!
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby Larry Mal » Thu May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

No, don't put a Bigsby on it. That trapeze tailpiece is what makes it what it is, don't ruin that.
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby rhythmjones » Thu May 18, 2017 4:55 pm

Beautiful. I wasn't aware they made a Sorrento with P90s in that color. Superb!
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby kosmonautmayhem » Thu May 18, 2017 5:36 pm

Classy! I wasn't aware they made these in burgundy mist?!
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby tylerforyou » Thu May 18, 2017 10:42 pm

I've never seen one in that finish. Beautiful. Also I second Larry's motion on no bigsby.
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby hobbes » Thu May 18, 2017 11:19 pm

stunning. I had the same one in sunburst a few years ago, very light and nice thin neck, I won't had a Bigsby, to keep it raw :)
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby electric12 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:48 am

Yeah I love the Sorrento. Been after one for ages but no luck
I missed out on a really cheap one a few years back but was skint at the time now they seem really scarce and consequently, non-bargain!

Nice score by the way. Grrr!
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby simonhpieman » Fri May 19, 2017 4:05 am

Just +1-ing on "Don't put a bigsby on it" ;D
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby preservation » Fri May 19, 2017 11:58 am

OK OK, maybe no to the Bigsby - sheesh :D

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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby MrFingers » Sat May 20, 2017 2:13 am

I had the same one, but in traditional sunburst. Did let it go because of the overly narrow neck, but the sound... THE SOUND!!! Easily one of the best sounding guitars I ever had in my possession (and thing is: I'm not really a fan of the P90). Does yours also have the wrong name on the soundhole badge? Mine said Sorento (with 1 R).

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(oh, and don't do Bigsby, a friend of mine has one that came with a factory Bigsby, it totally kills the sheer resonance of the guitar, making it sound like a muffled, damp squib.
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Re: '90s MIK Epi Sorrento

Postby preservation » Sat May 20, 2017 3:24 pm

^^^ HAWT


ok, ok. no Bigsby. i swear it.
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