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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stinsok, Feb 23, 2013.
Yea, saw that too. Been watching Tbirds. Normally, that wouldn't make my Tbird filter that tops out around $299.
Yeah, this is why Gibson shut down the Fujigen Gakki Elite line. Too many people were asking that same question. Epiphone Elite? Fujigen Gakki? This ain't your momma's Epi.
Check their Les Pauls. Price is about right.
The BIN on that is pretty good, those are a little hard to find, nice bass.
Very possibly a better built instrument than the current Gibson version!
I have an Orville ( Gibson Japan built at this factory) that's easily better than any post '88 Gibson.
Is this a neck through? it looks like it. He posted it is a single piece neck. is that right? or is it laminated with several pieces??
I think the Elites have set necks.
Here are the specs, from another site:
Epiphone Elitist Thunderbird Bass Guitar Features:
•One-piece thru body mahogany neck
•1-1/2" bone nut
•Dual USA humbuckers
•2 volume, 1 tone controls
They were originally called Elites (like the OP posted), but Ovation had an "Elite" line and made Gibson change the name to Elitist.
I've been hankering me a Thunderbird lately!! I'm curious to hear how the necks are on these. One piece neck sort of stumps me. That 's so 1960's!! Who does not laminate necks with other woods or different cuts of wood nowadays??
Can anyone chime in on their experiences with the necks on these basses??
They are set neck, one piece, very nice QC too. Set neck construction will tighten up the note decay, almost like a bolt on neck.