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Old 04-19-2021, 09:02 AM
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Great guitars. My guess is you'll be reaching for that one a lot.
Count on it...
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:17 AM
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This guitar is not one of my "Ones that got away" it is my "One that never happened that I regret". I was actively shopping for one and was ready to pull the trigger when Musician's Friend miss-priced Epiphone ES-175 premiums with USA Classic 57 pickups and a thin matte lacquer matte finish at around $370 (I think. It's been years) ... Couldn't spend $500 on a used Kingpin when that deal was on the table!

Do I love the Epi? Yes. Do I regret not having the Godin? YES! I will have one someday. I have a couple/Three solidbodies I need to get rid of first

Two of my favorite guitars I don't own are this one, and the Godin Icon type 3.
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:19 PM
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This guitar is not one of my "Ones that got away" it is my "One that never happened that I regret." I was actively shopping for one and was ready to pull the trigger when Musician's Friend mispriced Epiphone ES-175 Premiums with USA Classic '57 pickups and a thin matte lacquer finish at around $370 (I think. t's been years)... Couldn't spend $500 on a used Kingpin when that deal was on the table...
Had just the opposite problem - those Epi 175 Premiums were sweet guitars (loved the mid-60's style thin neck - had a former colleague with a '67 passed down from her father-in-law that felt identical), but with the Godin still relatively new at the time and another big-body electric jazzbox in my stable (a Peerless-made Carlo Robelli triple P-90 ES-5 knockoff) I couldn't justify the acquisition, either to myself or the Domestic Accounting Department - especially since she likes the CW II so much...
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:30 PM
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Had just the opposite problem - those Epi 175 Premiums were sweet guitars (loved the mid-60's style thin neck - had a former colleague with a '67 passed down from her father-in-law that felt identical), but with the Godin still relatively new at the time and another big-body electric jazzbox in my stable (a Peerless-made Carlo Robelli triple P-90 ES-5 knockoff) I couldn't justify the acquisition, either to myself or the Domestic Accounting Department - especially since she likes the CW II so much...
Just googled that peerless... Darn you! Darn you to heck!

Hmmm Hmmm... Any particular years to look for
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