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Jimmy h
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Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic
      #119162 - 22/04/05 06:17 PM
Hi Peeps,

I've seen a semi-acoustic in a local bric-a-brac shop for £100, which is an epiphone, but the strange thing is, it doesn't have epiphone written on the headstock like usual epiphone guitars, but some strange symbol. It's like a crescent moon round a circle, it almost looks like a Turkish type symbol.

Can anyone shed any light on it, and where I might ne able to get some more info?

Do you think it's worth £100.

Cheers,

Jim.


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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Jimmy h]
      #119176 - 22/04/05 07:05 PM
Perhaps you could match some identifying info on this site ?

Are you sure it's an Epiphone? If so, how do you know?

I don't know much about this kind of thing, but if there's a sticker on the inside that says Epihone, and it says it's made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, I would imagine there's a decent chance it could be worth some money if it is in at least decent to good shape. That said, it seems to me like the Kalamazoo/Gibson Epiphones I've seen had the normal Epiphone symbol on the headstock (though I could be wrong).

Or possibly it could be a pre-Gibson, pre-Conn Epiphone made by the original manufacturers (who were Greek)? That would be pretty cool.

I used to have a post-Gibson Epiphone semi-hollow body guitar that was really, really nice. I'm still kicking myself for selling it. It played like a dream, especially for chording . . . it had a fairly narrow neck, strings quite close together, so I found it a little more difficult for the finger tapping lead stuff at the time (I was a bit of a metal head back then ).

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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Jimmy h]
      #119179 - 22/04/05 07:09 PM
that was their old headstock logo want it? - i've seen it on many old epi's

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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: www.7161.com]
      #119188 - 22/04/05 07:37 PM
Now I think of it, I think I have seen this on some old Epiphones. For some reason I had it in my head that the circle was made of stars or something in his description. DOH!

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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Jimmy h]
      #119201 - 22/04/05 08:46 PM
My dear friend Scott let me know about this thread. I could read any Turkish, old, new, ancient whatever but unfortunately that link doesn't show up on my screen. Would you be able to copy the image somewhere else so that I can see it?

Cheers.


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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Jimmy h]
      #119203 - 22/04/05 09:07 PM
http://www.gitarren-seite.de/galerie/epiphone.htm that the one??

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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Jimmy h]
      #119249 - 22/04/05 10:59 PM
Quote Jimmy h:

Hi Peeps,

I've seen a semi-acoustic in a local bric-a-brac shop for £100, which is an epiphone, but the strange thing is, it doesn't have epiphone written on the headstock like usual epiphone guitars, but some strange symbol. It's like a crescent moon round a circle, it almost looks like a Turkish type symbol.

Can anyone shed any light on it, and where I might ne able to get some more info?

Do you think it's worth £100.

Cheers,

Jim.




Yeah its probably a pre-Gibson Epi. Got any pics?????


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Jimmy h
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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Pabs!]
      #119334 - 23/04/05 10:24 AM
Hi Guys, it's Jim again.

It's defo Gibson and Epiphone as it has gibson truss-rod cover and Epiphone sticker, will check if it has kalamazoo on sticker. It has a jack and XLR output, so I think it's pro gear. It's an acoustic with a pickup (peizo??) and it has a butterfly engraved on the front of the acoustic between the bridge and the soundhole, very weird??

Can't really take photos as it's in a shop and they may think I'm about to rob them.

The symbol on the headstock is a crescent moon and where the two points of the moon meet, there's a circle. It's all in pearl.??



Jim.

Edited by Jimmy h (23/04/05 10:26 AM)


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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Jimmy h]
      #119952 - 24/04/05 07:57 PM
Aha.......Pabs has the answer



Check out info Here

In your first post you mentioned 'Epiphone Semi with crescent logo' so I assumed it must be some obscure pre-Gibson Epiphone. The additional info about the butterfly inlay and additional XLR output in your second post led me to this after a Yahoo search.

BTW if it is in good condition and you like it you should deffo buy it.

Pabs


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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: Pabs!]
      #120041 - 24/04/05 11:52 PM
Agreed, as long as it is in reasonable condition, buy at that price. But hey!! negotiate anyway

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Re: Weird Epiphone semi-acoustic new [Re: zenguitar]
      #120223 - 25/04/05 12:30 PM
Thats' the exact on Pab ..... But I went in on Saturday, and it was gone

Oh well, can't be helped.

Cheers for all your help,

Jim.


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