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I’ve had to bow to the inevitable and accept that I’m playing more and more 9th and 13th chords and gettin*dangerously close to playing jazz. As a result, I’ve been hankering after a jazz box for a while and had pretty much settled on an Epi Joe Pass Emperor as being the right sort of blend of money, quality and value at about £475.

And then I spotted a black Epi ES175 in Sixty Sixty on Denmark St at nearer £600 and that gave me a bit of a dilemma....nice guitar but a bit more than I’d planned on spending....which was then solved when I spotted this beauty in Peach Guitars in Colchester. £499 including a Hiscox case for a four year old Epi 175 Premium (that’s the one with the Gibson pickups). It came beautifully set up and sounds fantastic. I love it. 

Just needed to share....

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1 minute ago, AndyTravis said:

That’s gorgeous 

Thank you. It looks even better in the flesh. I was a bit unsure because I wasn’t sure whether I’d get on with the neck - but I needn’t have worried. It’s like playing butter...

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They’re lovely - always fancied an Empreror Regent. I really don’t play six string enough to justify it, but something like this would surely inspire me. 

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Nice. I looked at the Regent but decided I wanted two pickups and a 16” bout - the Regent is 17” I think which is why I was going to go for the Joe Pass.

The Washburn was another well-regarded alternative. I’m currently working through the free lessons over at jazzguitar.be and have hardly put the Epi down since I got it

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When I have enough time to play bass, I’ll start looking at a guitar again. Used to have two wonderful telecasters. A mate has a relic 52 he might sell me.

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That's a nice looker. :)

Hope you're enjoying retired life. Just back from an evening with your old bandmates and having a post gig brew.

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6 hours ago, gary mac said:

That's a nice looker. :)

Hope you're enjoying retired life. Just back from an evening with your old bandmates and having a post gig brew.

Thanks Gary. Retirement is going well so far, long may it continue. 😀

I’ve been keeping an eye on FacePage and the band seems to be doing really well - glad to see that you’re driving them onwards and upwards 😁. They’re a nice bunch of people and I’m glad you’ve gelled with them - again, long may it continue!

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