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Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by Westbone on Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:09 pm

Acquired this today, along with a Concord I.
Fitted with Gibson pickups as standard, they're hot 16.2, 15.9 ohms. Sound quite good cranked up through my little Peavey Bravo 25 watt 1x12.










It's got a neck like a giraffe...............


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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by grogg on Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:16 pm

Interesting, 2 octave neck with easy reach (at the top) is unusual.

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by corsair on Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:26 pm

Matsumoku made Epiphones way back; check out the Matt site.....

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by hoax on Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:55 pm


I have been watching these things for a while. They are pretty similar to Westbury Standards, except for the extra frets, less pots and that wacky upper horn.

Any I have seen have been over priced, in my view, but if one came along at the right price, I would take.

So before you stick it on Ebay Damian, I am offering you a full and wholesome 125.

( Fcough! - I expect??)

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:55 pm

Nice woodgrain on this one. Lots of output on those pups. Nice score Congrats on the new Axe.

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by Iceman on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:33 pm

hoax wrote:
I have been watching these things for a while. They are pretty similar to Westbury Standards, except for the extra frets, less pots and that wacky upper horn.

Any I have seen have been over priced, in my view, but if one came along at the right price, I would take.

So before you stick it on Ebay Damian, I am offering you a full and wholesome 125.

( Fcough! - I expect??)

Graham

It is Tuesday evening, isn't it now?..... drunken

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by hobster on Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:46 am

Yes, very similar to the Westburys indeed. I've been trying to acquire a Westbury for years now but the price was never right. They do have smaller bodies and long necks, like your scroll. That is an awesome guitar by the way, i love the carved top and of course the scroll kicks a**! Nice score. Very Happy
The Epiphone Sheratons made at Matsumoku are incredible hollowbodies so i'm told, never played one. Sad

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by hoax on Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:59 am

Iceman wrote:
hoax wrote:
I have been watching these things for a while. They are pretty similar to Westbury Standards, except for the extra frets, less pots and that wacky upper horn.

Any I have seen have been over priced, in my view, but if one came along at the right price, I would take.

So before you stick it on Ebay Damian, I am offering you a full and wholesome 125.

( Fcough! - I expect??)

Graham

It is Tuesday evening, isn't it now?..... drunken

Course I was drinking. That's what Tuesday night is for. I wouldn't have offered as much if was sober.
Only joking Damian, that is an absolutely beautiful acquisition. If it plays anything like the Westbury Standard it will be immense. The rarity of the Scroll unfortunately pushes it beyond what I would like to pay. But you never know, something might just crop up.

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by Westbone on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:55 pm

Similar to a Westbury indeedy but better. This one has the Gibson pups.
http://www.epiphonewiki.com/index.php?title=Scroll

Cheers, good health Graham but I'll have to decline your humble/feeble offer..... Laughing

This is a good demo of the clarity of the pickups, powerfull but well defined, very impressed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImAqEwAnHh8&feature=related

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by Barry on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:33 pm

Nice one Damian, very unusual. Brings out me inner Minstrel or sumpthin'. :joker:

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by Westbone on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:52 pm

My better half calls it "The Cabinet Makers Guitar", can see why. Laughing

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by The Chad on Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:56 am

I'd like one of those in black, would look pretty cool on stage!

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Still have it?

Post by stregret on Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:16 am

I'm sorry for resurrecting this thread, but do you still have the scroll and are you interested in selling it?

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Re: Matsumoku Epiphone Scroll

Post by ctsrulz on Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:49 am

LOVE the scroll, been on my wishlist for awhile. Awesome, looks to be in primo shape. Nice find.

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