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Re: Epiphone V Gibson?
      31/10/11 11:56 PM
As an enthusiastic dilettante I would urge you to bear in mind that the guitar industry is hopelessly brand/marketing orientated, deeply conservative and non too consistent by way of individual product quality control. Each protagonist has their good days and equally they all manage to produce plenty of turkeys. The big corporations and solo luthiers would all admit to this in private. Comes down to the individual instrument, as it feels and plays for yourself, in your own hands, every time. My 'fender' isn't a fender, although I know very well that fender's custom shop would love to have their logo on it, which in the market would increase its value by a factor of about three - but its a rarefied custom built instrument that would therefore probably be hard to sell in a hurry, cost a third of what fender would have wanted and in any case is most definitely not for sale. My gibson sometimes reminds me of the beautiful epiphone I used to own about thirty years ago (335 types). I have an epiphone acoustic up for sale at the moment because, despite great sentimental value it just doesn't give up new tunes for me anymore, so time somebody else took it on (cheapish mid 90's cutaway - wrote a lot of songs I am proud of on that one). And of course with electrics so much of your sound is down to amplification. Finally I do not believe in the investment value of ANY guitar other than the joy and inspiration you can leverage out of it by playing the thing. Some folks get lucky but for most of us the worlds guitar shops are full to bursting with used instruments that will not sell for as much as their owners had hoped.

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