1 (edited by dknight16 2011-02-15 18:22:05)

Topic: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Owner: dknight16
S/N: 10101513522
Mfg Date: 01/19/2011
Quality Issues: none
Country: USA

Gibson LP Standard Faded CSB, BC Rich Bich Perfect 10, Gibson Gary Moore Signature LP, Epi Joe Bonamassa GT LP, Epi Zakk Wylde LP, Dean Michael Schenker Flying V, Jackson Randy Rhoads V, Eastwood Airline "Jack White", ESP/LTD George Lynch Kamikaze, EVH Striped Series R/B/W, Fender/Squire John 5 Telecaster, Fender Joe Strummer Telecaster

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

How about the broken one's,I still have the one. How do you know the date and all ?

   Shipped to  Jerrdogg Broken Headstock - #10101507709

3 (edited by dknight16 2011-02-13 19:26:36)

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Date is on the back of the warranty card. I thought it might help identify the range of defects people have been reporting.  And we definitely want broken ones documented as well.

Gibson LP Standard Faded CSB, BC Rich Bich Perfect 10, Gibson Gary Moore Signature LP, Epi Joe Bonamassa GT LP, Epi Zakk Wylde LP, Dean Michael Schenker Flying V, Jackson Randy Rhoads V, Eastwood Airline "Jack White", ESP/LTD George Lynch Kamikaze, EVH Striped Series R/B/W, Fender/Squire John 5 Telecaster, Fender Joe Strummer Telecaster

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

dknight16 wrote:

Date is on the back of the warranty card. I thought it might help identify the range of defects people have been reporting.  And we definitely want broken ones documented as well.

I Think it's a good idea.

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Owner:  Chuck B.

S/N: 10101508038

Mfg date: unknown (no date is on the back of my warranty card)

Quality issues:  None, although the fingerboard was about as filthy as I've ever seen.  Cleaned it up and plays like a dream!

6 (edited by Wooders 2015-10-22 07:56:26)

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

I think it would be useful to have a register in a similar style to the Gibson registry and helpful if it was on this first page of the thread. Please add your Epiphone’s details on the thread and I will update the Register below. Please don’t copy the whole register when updating with your details as each post could be longer than one page on the thread! For the same reason I’ll only update with the # posted.
I’m not sure about mentioning twisted headstocks as one person’s twist is another’s perfect. Any comments on layout etc. let me know.
Keep ‘em coming.  smile
Thanks
Phil

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#    10101507785    anykeys……………….Ocala, Florida………..USA
#    10101507828    rythmplaya………Campbell River, BC……….Canada
#    10101507842    augustas_guitars…………………………………..USA
#    10101507843    Tim S……………Prince George, Virginia……..USA
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#    10101507941    Steve Sisk
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#    10101508037    burgerama1960………West Allis, Wi………….USA
#    10101508038    Chuck B.............................................USA
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#    10101508596    powca99……………Grimsby, Ontario………….Canada
#    10101508597    Coach305……………..Atlantic, IA……………….USA
#    10101508599    moonatic2u…………Waynesboro, GA……....USA
#    10101509071    rounsph…………….Montevideo, MN………….USA
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#    10101509405    Sjmckean……………….Virginia……………………USA
#    10101509733    CountryBlues33.......Prince Edward Island……Canada
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#    10101510457    Slogdog…………………Texas………………………USA
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#    10101510741    Tim Harris………Norfolk…………………………UK
#    10101510754    AKAMRREF……………Victorville, Calif………….USA
#    10101510187    Oneeye59…………Cheshire……………………………UK
#    10101511802    selbyaln…………… Newcastle Upon Tyne……UK
#    10101511817    deepblues..........................................USA
#    10101511867    PMA4665……………Long Beach, Calif………….USA
#    10101511873    Josh J…………………....Tampa……….............USA
#    10101511874    Wooders.........................Essex...........UK
#    10101511877    Rocket…………………..San Diego………………..USA
#    10101512952    set383
#    10101512963    gta05……………………………………………………..Canada
#    10101513488    YorkieDav……………South Yorkshire…………...UK
#    10101513518    Chuck…………….Bloomington, Indiana………….USA
#    10101513522    dknight16    .......................................USA
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#    10101513939    marhoog………..Hillegom…………….. The Netherlands
#    10101514305    Neeley1982……………………………………….Ireland
#    10101514379    Jerrdogg…………………………………...............USA
#    10101514380    xland…………….Central Illinois………………..USA 
#    10101514381    Bonamassafan…………..Kent………………….....UK
#    10101514391    JBfan56………….. Llandudno, North Wales……..UK
#    10101514407    FraserGuitarGuy212…………………………..Scotland
#    10101514469    Truthcop……………..New Jersey…………………USA
#    10101514711    A string bounce………..London……………………UK
#    10111507800    Clapton60………………Genova……………………Italy
#    10111507810    rioi……………….Trondheim…………………..Norway
#    10111507817    Rab263……………………………………………..Scotland
#    10111508193    Bobby.w……………….Sacramento, CA…………….USA
#    10111508626    Frekk…………………………………………............Norway
#    10111508630    JB~72…………….Alsace………………………….France
#    10111508972    PSmith1946…………. Lancashire…………………UK
#    10111508982    Prinkus……………..Palmdale, CA………………..USA
#    10111508987    Northrock…………..Co. Durham…………………..UK
#    10111509376    Crowy79…………….Sheffield……………………..UK
#    10111509623    RICjunkie……………….New York…………………USA
#    10111509637    AD3THREE……………North Carolina……………USA
#    10111509828    Artisan……………..Georgia………………….....USA
#    11071507331    ralrlac
#    11071507509    Crabbdadddy………………South GA………….USA
#    11071507516    DesTheKingOfTawny………………………….Ireland
#    11071507725    Das Vagabund……………Georgia………………USA
#    11071507853    56Bluesboy…………Omaha, Nebraska………….USA
#    11071508179    fumblefinger
#    11071508314    JBPoland…………..Bydgoszcz………………Poland
#    11071508318    stefanhauk………………Adelaide…………South Australia
#    11071508319    Bloodlinefan
#    11071508896    Damian Henry………Landisburg, Pennsylvania…….USA
#    11071508946    shane159
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#    11081510296    Adam Rogers………Logansport, IN……………..USA
#    11081510497    scotrik………………Peyton, CO…………………USA
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#    11081510801    Fred Garvin…………..OK………………………….USA
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#    11081510991    Jersey Chris.......West Berlin, New Jersey.....USA
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#    11081511016    Max Gibson……….Kingston, E Sussex…………..UK
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#    12111518230    smarks74…………Wigan…………………………..UK
#    12111518231    tonemaster58


Epiphones with Broken Headstock

#    10101507563
#    10101507709
#    10101513942
#    10111509365
#    11081506315

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Apparently the serial numbers are not sequential. Likely numbered (serialized) as they come off the assembly line.

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Spider wrote:

Apparently the serial numbers are not sequential. Likely numbered (serialized) as they come off the assembly line.

My guess is certain stores that got their orders in early got a certain batch of numbers.  For example, it looks like mine is early in the sequence and it was a GC purchase.  They probably bought 100 or so and got in early.  The mom-n-pops probably got the later numbers.

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Serial No - 10101510115 just arrived in UK.    No quality issues apart from dirty fretboard.

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

S.N: 10101508430. Ireland (slight twist in headstock)

Guitars: Epiphone JBLP, Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Amps: Marshall Vintage Modern, 18 watt clone

11 (edited by acewylde 2011-02-14 19:33:43)

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

SN:10101507927        USA
Manufacture Date? not on my warranty card

No twisted neck issues, small nick on the neck touched up with a little black paint and a small dent on the treble pickup. Oh and like mentioned by everyone else the filthiest fingerboard I have ever seen new or used and I have set up a few hundred guitars this one was insanely dirty. All that said it is still a really great guitar.

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

acewylde wrote:

Manufacture Date? not on my warranty card.

Hmm.  Mine has a sticker on the back of the warranty pamphlet at the bottom.  It has model number, serial number, and a date (presumably when it left Nashville after set-up).  Maybe this was added only recently?

Gibson LP Standard Faded CSB, BC Rich Bich Perfect 10, Gibson Gary Moore Signature LP, Epi Joe Bonamassa GT LP, Epi Zakk Wylde LP, Dean Michael Schenker Flying V, Jackson Randy Rhoads V, Eastwood Airline "Jack White", ESP/LTD George Lynch Kamikaze, EVH Striped Series R/B/W, Fender/Squire John 5 Telecaster, Fender Joe Strummer Telecaster

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

dknight16 wrote:
acewylde wrote:

Manufacture Date? not on my warranty card.

Hmm.  Mine has a sticker on the back of the warranty pamphlet at the bottom.  It has model number, serial number, and a date (presumably when it left Nashville after set-up).  Maybe this was added only recently?

Mine had the sticker but it looked like it was cut off at he bottom, just serial # and Model #

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Owner: RuBiX
S/N: 10101507410
Mfg Date: didnt/cant see one
Quality Issues: Well this is my 2nd one in 2 weeks, the first one i got with the Feb 1st shipment had a broken headstock.
The one i just got with the S/N above has a bad nic <deep scratch> in the center of the body on the back side, and some serious paint flaws. Also the fretboard didnt stain evenly and i have unstained lines about as thick as a highlighter going from the 17th fret on the high E string all the way up to the 1st fret and it goes up to the G string from the 12 fret to the 3 fret. A lot of cosmetic issues with this one and also wont stay in tune longer than 30 min of play time. Im pretty disappointed to be honest with everyone.  I watched a video of Joe calling these his babies. So i went to his web site and email who know who and explained the issues i had with both of the guitars. I told him there is a serious case of child abuse going on, one had a broken neck and my exchanged on was just terribly neglected. I dont think anything will happen with the email but what can it hurt. i will be seeing him in concert on march 3rd in kansas city, wouldnt it be nice if he ACTUALLY DID read the email and then at intermission of his show that im going to he calls me up on stage and hands me his out of his hands. WOW yeah i need to wake up now and get ready for work LOL that would be a dream come true, andway that just my 2 cents.

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Mine is #10101507943 right here in Lost Wages, USA. No manufacturing date on the back of the warranty card.

BTW, I am starting to think that the case may be the big culprit in the headstock damage. I don't believe there is enough lateral support and those of us (hopefully most) that received them in good shape were just lucky.

I hope that Epiphone makes good on all of the broken/defective units. Obviously if these were all in good shape when they went through QC in Nashville, that leaves the transportation as the potential issue and we all know that "fragile" means "bang it around some more". Unfortunately. I think a good toss and bad landing would have probably broken the headstock joint.

Seeing Joe this weekend!  big_smile

Nothin' but the Blues

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

lvbluesboy wrote:

Mine is #10101507943 right here in Lost Wages, USA. No manufacturing date on the back of the warranty card.

BTW, I am starting to think that the case may be the big culprit in the headstock damage. I don't believe there is enough lateral support and those of us (hopefully most) that received them in good shape were just lucky.

I hope that Epiphone makes good on all of the broken/defective units. Obviously if these were all in good shape when they went through QC in Nashville, that leaves the transportation as the potential issue and we all know that "fragile" means "bang it around some more". Unfortunately. I think a good toss and bad landing would have probably broken the headstock joint.

Seeing Joe this weekend!  big_smile

I'm kinda thinking that if they hit Nashville in good shape and unbroken,get set up tuned and past on,it's gotta be they have to be detuned after they are set up and shipped ?  But then I think to myself,why do we not hear of this with the Gibby's,same design neck and headstock. ? Inferior wood in the MIC guitars.   Like Pink Floyd say's,"I'm Still Waiting". tongue

17 (edited by Rocket 2011-02-15 13:04:46)

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

Received mine in perfect condition. 

Serial #10101511877

Rock On & Keep the Faith,
Rocket

"He still doesn't charge for mistakes! wink"
http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/
"Everybody wants ta get inta the act!"
“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here.  I mean, there are professionals in here.”

Re: Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Les Paul Registry

RuBiX wrote:

Owner: RuBiX
S/N: 10101507410
Mfg Date: didnt/cant see one
Quality Issues: Also the fretboard didnt stain evenly and i have unstained lines about as thick as a highlighter going from the 17th fret on the high E string all the way up to the 1st fret and it goes up to the G string from the 12 fret to the ....

They don't stain rosewood.  Whatever striping you have is natural.  Sometimes it looks cool, sometimes it doesn't. In any case it's natural variation rather than a defect.  I have some of this on my Gibson 50's Tribute Les Paul.  It doesnt bother me.  My son's Paul Reed Smith has a lot of it and gives the fretboard a really cool marbled look.

Gibson LP Standard Faded CSB, BC Rich Bich Perfect 10, Gibson Gary Moore Signature LP, Epi Joe Bonamassa GT LP, Epi Zakk Wylde LP, Dean Michael Schenker Flying V, Jackson Randy Rhoads V, Eastwood Airline "Jack White", ESP/LTD George Lynch Kamikaze, EVH Striped Series R/B/W, Fender/Squire John 5 Telecaster, Fender Joe Strummer Telecaster