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    Here's my Epiphone, it's my first electric archtop. I bought it and a Katana 50 and they sound decent so far. I put a set of Thomastik Jazz Swing 13's on it.
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    That guitar and amp will do you well for a long time. Solid choices.

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    Enjoy such a wonderful and awesome axe.

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    Excellent. You'll have nothing to worry about in that department for a decade at least.

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    Congrats and enjoy!

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    It plays great and has good tone through the Katana. I'll try it through my Blue Deville next.

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    I got a lot of mileage out of mine.

    I have heard anecdotally that the quality of the recent models is very good indeed. Mine was a 90’s-era Samick-made, which was also excellent.

    I did change out the pickups to Stew Mac Parsons Street Alnico 2’s. My advice would be to play it awhile before making any changes like pickups. I like the Epi 57 pickups on my Peerless very well.

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    The JPEII is something of a classic in its own right. Congratulations, and play it in good health!

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    The Epi looks very clean from here, big congrats! Each time one comes along on the local CL I am tempted to check it out. And I like the Tree of Life as well.

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    It has a 17" body and is 2 7/8" deep. It now wears a set of Thomastik 13's flatwounds. I've noticed a tiny buzz when I play unplugged on the lower strings below the 5th fret. I'm going to adjust the neck a little and lower the strings and see what happens. It plays as well as $1500 guitars.

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    These guitars punch way above their weight in the price-per-performance category. As someone else noted, every time I see one on Craigslist I am tempted even though I don't remotely need another guitar. Ditto the amp. Congratulations, you should be set for years with that rascal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takefive
    It has a 17" body and is 2 7/8" deep. It now wears a set of Thomastik 13's flatwounds. I've noticed a tiny buzz when I play unplugged on the lower strings below the 5th fret. I'm going to adjust the neck a little and lower the strings and see what happens. It plays as well as $1500 guitars.
    Very nice!
    So they are in fact 17"? I thought 16"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielcee
    Very nice!
    So they are in fact 17"? I thought 16"...
    Yes, it is 16"

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    Katana 50, isn't that a modeling amp? What settings do you like on it? I've been "courting" one at my local guitar store lol.