Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar

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Guitar Center has the Epiphone Limited Edition Special-I Electric Guitar on sale for $89.00 with free shipping.

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Showing $129 now. Expired?

hendog (Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:48a) |

Expired deal. Thanks for the heads up hendog!

DizzyT71 (Apr. 21, 2014 @ 10:29p) |

That's a hell of a deal. Not the best guitar in the world, but they play well and look good. $89 for a nice starter guit... (more)

johnsmithb (May. 04, 2014 @ 9:41a) |

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last time i checked the headstock on epiphones (last couple weeks) they were made in china

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morecowbell said:   last time i checked the headstock on epiphones (last couple weeks) they were made in china
  This is a $90 guitar, simple rubber floor mats for a car made in the USA cost upwards of $200, something as complicated as a guitar would pretty much have to start at a grand or more.

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morecowbell said:   last time i checked the headstock on epiphones (last couple weeks) they were made in china
  
Assembled in US

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I'm looking more at this one, since it comes with an amp, bag, etc.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Rogue-Rocketeer-Electric-Guitar-Pack...

Any opinions?

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My experience with Rogue is low price, decent sound but sooner or later you can find the low quality of workmanship. The rogue with amp looks like a copy of Fender strat with ssh pickup. If it's so, the sound will be brighter on the spectrum of sound than the epiphone. Both can be used in rock and pop. I would go for the Epiphone even if I didn't have any amp.

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i have one of these and love it.

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chemdraw said:   My experience with Rogue is low price, decent sound but sooner or later you can find the low quality of workmanship. The rogue with amp looks like a copy of Fender strat with ssh pickup. If it's so, the sound will be brighter on the spectrum of sound than the epiphone. Both can be used in rock and pop. I would go for the Epiphone even if I didn't have any amp.
  

The rogue also has a tremelo setup, which is more complicated and with cheap guitars, more that can go wrong. I would go for the epiphone too myself.

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spdracer5g said:   
morecowbell said:   last time i checked the headstock on epiphones (last couple weeks) they were made in china
  This is a $90 guitar, simple rubber floor mats for a car made in the USA cost upwards of $200, something as complicated as a guitar would pretty much have to start at a grand or more.

i have a lot of stuff made in the USA that do not cost as much as you claim. what you said seems to be derogatory  

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how many frets?

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jshucsd said:   how many frets?
  21 frets (an easy thing to check by just clicking on the link).
 

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morecowbell said:   spdracer5g said:   
morecowbell said:   last time i checked the headstock on epiphones (last couple weeks) they were made in china
  This is a $90 guitar, simple rubber floor mats for a car made in the USA cost upwards of $200, something as complicated as a guitar would pretty much have to start at a grand or more.

i have a lot of stuff made in the USA that do not cost as much as you claim. what you said seems to be derogatory  
Exactly. I got my guitar from this site -> http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar.html

Edit: This is the specific package I have.. got it for $99.99

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Saw the package at  http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar.html.  Fantastic deal if not for the $30 shipping.  

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Oh, boy! Got me one in YELLOW!!! Price is up to $129 now, but still a good deal. So glad I'm getting mine for $89! Thanks, OP! =D

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oops, nevermind. (delete)

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chemdraw said:   My experience with Rogue is low price, decent sound but sooner or later you can find the low quality of workmanship. The rogue with amp looks like a copy of Fender strat with ssh pickup. If it's so, the sound will be brighter on the spectrum of sound than the epiphone. Both can be used in rock and pop. I would go for the Epiphone even if I didn't have any amp.
  

The rogue also has a tremelo setup, which is more complicated and with cheap guitars, more that can go wrong. I would go for the epiphone too myself.

  Totally agree. The Epiphone is a better deal. Get an acoustic Rogue guitar and use it for the beach.
 

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elterrible said:   
chemdraw said:   My experience with Rogue is low price, decent sound but sooner or later you can find the low quality of workmanship. The rogue with amp looks like a copy of Fender strat with ssh pickup. If it's so, the sound will be brighter on the spectrum of sound than the epiphone. Both can be used in rock and pop. I would go for the Epiphone even if I didn't have any amp.
  

The rogue also has a tremelo setup, which is more complicated and with cheap guitars, more that can go wrong. I would go for the epiphone too myself.

  Totally agree. The Epiphone is a better deal. Get an acoustic Rogue guitar and use it for the beach.

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Here is deal with guitar: The notes on a guitar are repeated up and down the fretboard. E.g., you can play a high E on each string of the guitar. To make sure the note will have the same pitch on each string of the guitar, the guitar is "set up".

To get "exactly" the right pitch on different strings requires adjusting various parts on the guitar, including not only the tuners (the machine heads), but also the bridge and the nut.

On cheap guitars, because the factory tolerances of the machine head, bridge, nut and frets are lacking, it is difficult to get good intonation up and down the fretboard.  The farther away from the guitar nut (the top of the guitar), the more difficult it is to get good intonation.

Newbie guitar players first learn to play in the "open position" (around the first three frets on the guitar). Almost any cheap guitars will have good intonation for the first three frets. 

Intermediate players (like myself) use the first 12 frets.  So, the Rogue would be unacceptable for me, but the Epiphone would probably work as a  "fun thing" to hack around on, but it would never replace my $1000 Strat or Tele.

Advanced guitar players use 18 or more frets.  An advanced player would consider the Epiphone or the Rogue junk, and would likely regard my prize Strat and Tele guitars as "fun guitars to hack around on, but not good enough for anything serious." 

The Epiphone is a well known guitar name, and is a subsidiary of Gibson. Gibson makes some of the best guitars in the world. Epiphone uses Gibson specifications, but uses less expensive parts. So, no, the $100 Epiphone will not have the intonation or playability of a $2500 Les Paul. (With some of these guitars made by subsidiaries of the big name guitar makers, you can put $200 in parts into a guitar and end up with a guitar with the playability of a much more expensive guitar.  If you see your favorite rock star bouncing around on stage with a Fender Squire, I promise you that  the only thing on the guitar that has not been changed is the head stock.)

But, the $100 Epiphone will be much better than the $100 Rogue in terms of playability and intonation.

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I bought the Epi SPI when it was $89 and I love it for what it is (a beater guitar). The only difference between the one I bought and this one is P90 Pickups versus Humbuckers. The Humbuckers on this will be bright and you will be happy if you want a hard rock AC/DC sound. It's not the smoothest guitar but well worth $89.  Regarding intonation and setup, I found that the one-piece wraparound bridge on this guitar is a very simple and effective piece of technology and mine was fairly well intonated out of the box.  I echo the sentiments of a previous poster - do NOT buy cheap guitars with complicated bridges (floyd rose type, etc.) or you will be asking for problems.  If you buy one with a tremelo don't use the arm.


I put a Kill Switch in mine for less $10 for wire and the switch from Radio Shack. This guitar is so reasonably priced that I had no problem drilling into the horribly cheap body that is no doubt made from the same cheap Chinese particle board that was used in FEMA trailers. I just grabbed a drill bit and eyed it! 

If you want a very cheap "strat", I recommend the California Classic from Monoprice for $81.  I picked one up for my father in law and it's a great guitar for the price. By the way, I also own a Gibson Les Paul, American Stratocaster and Mexican Telecaster so I've got guitars all the way up and down the line.  I generally bring out the EPI SPI only when I'm feeling tempted to do my best Pete Townshend guitar smash impression but it's a great ax for the price. 

If you need cheap, you can't go wrong with this guitar!    


 

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Showing $129 now. Expired?

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Expired deal. Thanks for the heads up hendog!

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That's a hell of a deal. Not the best guitar in the world, but they play well and look good. $89 for a nice starter guitar? Good deal.

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