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#869667 - 10th Apr 2014 9:11pm For Sale: Epiphone Alleykat Archtop Guitar
j_demo Offline
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Registered: 4th Nov 2011
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Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
for Sale is my now discontinued (and therefore very rare, i challenge you to find another for Sale ANYWHERE... seriously.) MINT CONDITION Epiphone Alleykat archtop guitar in 'trans-black' colour.

Wikipedia entry:
Quote:
The Alleykat is an archtop guitar manufactured by the Epiphone Guitar company. It is made in Korea and features a single cutaway design similar to a Gibson ES-175 albeit without the florentine design. The Alleykat is a semi-hollow body guitar that features one wood block under the bridge to improve sustain and reduce feedback. The Alleykat line was discontinued by Epiphone in 2008.

I could go on all day about this guitar and give you the salesman spiel but to save you all time i'll give you a few links to read through for those who are actually interested in buying it.

Epiphone's press-release about the Alleykat and the other 'kat' guitars

Open & honest reviews by people who actually own and have played the guitar.

Epiphonewiki page (scroll to very bottom for Alleykat)

here's what GAK has to say about the guitar:
Quote:
The Epiphone AlleyKat Electric Guitar a citified kitty. Though the AlleyKat archtop guitar has the same body design as the WildKat, it's got big, elegant pearl bars inlaid in the fretboard and a daintier, simple stopbar bridge setup. The '57 humbucker at the bridge and a New York mini-humbucker at the neck make the AlleyKat Ltd a guitar that treads easily in the smoother, slicker, jazzier realms of the night.


the specs for the guitar are as follows:
BODY:
Top: Flame Maple
Back: Mahogany

NECK:
Wood: Maple
Join: Set

FINGERBOARD:
Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.75"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.68"
Inlays: Block

HARDWARE:
Bridge:Stopbar
Pickups:1 x '57 Humbucker, 1 x NY Mini
Controls: 3 volume (one for each pickup and one master volume), 1 tone (controls both pickups)
Machine Heads: Grover 18:1 Chrome Tuners

guitardaterproject information about my actual guitar:
Quote:
Your guitar was made at the
Saein Plant, Korea/China
August 2005
Production Number: 3333


information regarding the Saein plant:
Quote:
Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd
The Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. is located in the Namdong Industrial Complex in Incheon, Korea. Saein was established in July 1st 1991 and has a monthly capacity of 4,500pcs. In Oct 1st 1992, Saien Began manufacturing guitars for Epiphone, who they now consider to be their main business. They also started producing their own line of guitars called Shine in 1997. In February, 2001, a new factory was opened in Gaomi City, China. This factory boasts a monthly capacity of 10,000pcs. Saein was presented the ‘The Best Quality Award of the Year’ by Gibson Epiphone USA in 1998 and 1999.


and for those of you who are just here for the pictures: (don't worry about the fingerprints etc, i'm going to polish it tomorrow!!!!)















and finally, price.

i'd LOVE to get £250 for it. but feel free to make me an offer and anything reasonable i'll consider, i will also consider trades as there's other guitars i have my eye on.

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#869729 - 11th Apr 2014 10:13am Re: For Sale: Epiphone Alleykat Archtop Guitar [Re: j_demo]
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Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
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pop in to wirral music and see sean, he may do a deal
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cos i'm that kinda guy...

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#869737 - 11th Apr 2014 10:51am Re: For Sale: Epiphone Alleykat Archtop Guitar [Re: eggandchips]
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Originally Posted By: eggandchips
pop in to wirral music and see sean, he may do a deal

i'm not a fan of Sean or Wirral Music and i doubt very much he's a fan of me. Long story which i'll not go into incase he comes to harrass and threaten me at my workplace... again.

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#870476 - 15th Apr 2014 2:56pm Re: For Sale: Epiphone Alleykat Archtop Guitar [Re: j_demo]
j_demo Offline
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Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1880
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
THIS WEEK ONLY PRICE REDUCTION:

i'm willing to let it go for £175 if you buy it THIS WEEK.


Edited by j_demo (15th Apr 2014 2:56pm)

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#871446 - 20th Apr 2014 10:58pm Re: For Sale: Epiphone Alleykat Archtop Guitar [Re: j_demo]
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Registered: 4th Nov 2011
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Now sold

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