NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

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NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri May 03, 2019 2:10 pm

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Always wanted it, now I have it.
I rule!!!

Plus, it was too cheap and I'm happily drunk. :w00t:
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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by Maggieo » Fri May 03, 2019 2:23 pm

Cool beans!! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri May 03, 2019 3:55 pm

I love those! Good score, Pat!
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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by MKR » Fri May 03, 2019 4:14 pm

Fuck yeah!

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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by dezb1 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:27 am

Nice, always fancied on of those, really like the old ones with the Epi branded trem.

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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by RIORIO » Sat May 04, 2019 6:29 pm

Whats the story with this one?

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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by sookwinder » Sat May 04, 2019 9:19 pm

RIORIO wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Whats the story with this one?
Guitar was manufactured, Pat must buy it.




Pretty simple really.
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...

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Re: NGD because fuck yeah why not?!

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun May 05, 2019 3:22 am

sookwinder wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:19 pm
RIORIO wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Whats the story with this one?
Guitar was manufactured, Pat must buy it.

Pretty simple really.
:D
Oh man...

No but actually, this one has quite a bit of history.
It used to belong to a public school near Cologne, so it is marked/stamped EIGENTUM STADT ERKRATH (property (of) the city Erkrath) on the back.

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It has words scratched and scribbled into it and is very worn.
The guy I got it from told me that when the school threw it out, his brother gave it to him. He changed the pots and tuners (and pickups at some point, but he put them back in) and played it in the 90s until he forgot about it.
Now he plays bass and thus sold it.

I'm really liking it a lot, oh and the pups are real humbuckers - some of the cheaper models had the fake lookalikes in them.

Thrilled to take it to rehearsal next week!
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Re: NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by TinyEv » Sun May 05, 2019 3:32 am

Nice find! I love the shape of those old Epi headstocks.
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Re: NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by StevenO » Sun May 05, 2019 5:16 am

I've always wanted a black one of these. Very cool.

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Re: NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by RIORIO » Sun May 05, 2019 11:05 am

I’m really interested in these. Is it typical Japanese craftsmanship?

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Re: NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue May 07, 2019 12:56 pm

my favorite epiphone headstock
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Post by Maggieo » Tue May 07, 2019 4:06 pm

Is that a metal nut?
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Re: NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 08, 2019 2:05 pm

RIORIO wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:05 am
I’m really interested in these. Is it typical Japanese craftsmanship?
Yes I think it's pretty darn fine.
I have two Epi Cobain models and this one does feel way more SOLID in some way I can't explain.

Prob is, I will definitely have to put new tuners on it and fix the loose nut (brass).
The bridge pup is very microphonic and squeals even at quite low volume.
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Re: NGD! Early 70s Epiphone ET-290 (finally!)

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 08, 2019 2:06 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Is that a metal nut?
Yep. Non original brass, I think. Sitting on top of a slice of credit card... will have to fix this as it moves and detunes a lot.
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