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Epiphone PR-745 guitar info

Sandy Mc Lean 13 Nov 12 - 02:41 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 14 Nov 12 - 08:13 PM
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Subject: Epiphone PR-745 guitar info
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 02:41 PM

I an looking at buying an older Epiphone PR-745 that was made in Japan. It has good sound and great action. The top is solid spruce, the bridge is flat with lots of saddle height and the neck is true. Frets show little wear and finish is good. I would guess from the action that it has had a pro set up. It sits in a pawn shop among other guitars that I would class as junk for a similar price.
I know enough about guitars to tell that this is a good one but I am wondering if anyone has had this particular model of Epiphone. I would guess it's age going back to when Gibson first farmed it out to Japan, as it still has the truss adjustment on the headstock. I e-mailed Epiphone with the serial # asking for info but have not heard back yet.
Any insight is appreciated,

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Subject: RE: Epiphone PR-745 guitar info
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 14 Nov 12 - 08:13 PM

Epiphone tells me that it was made in Japan between 1976-79. They can't tell me the exact year but they sent me the spec sheet. The specs say that it was voice braced so it has had a considerable amount of luthier hands-on during construction. In the end I bought it for $150 and I am sure that I can't go wrong at that price. When I get home I'll probably cut the nut slots down a bit because it is little high at the first fret throwing the intonation out a hair. New strings are sure to bring it to life even though it sounds good with old dead ones.

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