View Full Version : Strange Epi

Dec-29-2008, 11:27pm
This looks like like it wanted to be part of the Masterbilt line:
Epiphone MM-56 (http://cgi.ebay.com/EPIPHONE-MANDOLIN-W-CASE-NEVER-RELEASED_W0QQitemZ220336354274QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item220336354274&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318)

John M. Riley
Dec-30-2008, 12:21am
wow. never seen one like that before... very interesting piece.

Dec-30-2008, 8:14am
That's the new style Epiphone headstock that's been showing up on their recent guitars, I'd be hard pressed to pay that much for it but that's me. It's not a vintage instrument.

Dec-30-2008, 10:37am
And it comes with a really cheesy used case.

Dec-30-2008, 12:10pm
I wish they had a better pic of the label; Epi serials are usually prefixed with a factory code, and it might at least say what year it was made, or that it's a prototype or something.

I wouldn't go the asking price for it, either. I've heard Epiphone has a 'yard sale' every so often; I kind of think that's where the seller got it (along with that fine case).

Dec-30-2008, 12:49pm
I'm going to guess it mas made in the last year or two. It's not that old.

Dec-30-2008, 2:16pm
I like the resurrection of the old Epi peghead style. If that's a firm price I imagine he'll have it for quite a while.

Ted Eschliman
Dec-30-2008, 3:47pm
For a starting bid, I think he may have got the decimal in the wrong place...
Still, I'll admit it is a cool color.

Dec-30-2008, 4:02pm
Kinda looks like a Kentucky 805. I think that particular mandolin would have had a better reception than the Chinese Flatirons.

It does look like they made a mistake with their opening price. Most of the seller's items are reasonably priced.

Ted Eschliman
Dec-30-2008, 4:14pm
Definitely not this one, though...