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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

I think it would look great on the wall between my Jems, three vines ahhh! just haven't had a chance to see one in person or play it. Anyone see it or play it yet?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2006, 10:13 AM
 
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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

There's been a poll about the euphoria's a while back. Judging by the poll, most people prefer the EP7 over the EP9, when it comes to how it looks. As to how it plays, I have no idea. Anyways, you could check it out the poll I referred to here: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53637.

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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

Thanks Myst, I'll check it out.
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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

No thanks, Moibanez.

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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

i want an EP9 bad haha. Not an EP7 fan honestly. Can't wait to play them though.
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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

I never joined the EP debates (far as I can remember) I finally played one yesterday and it was typical China mediocrity. I've played better Chinese product, including those $700 Flamed Maple Jazzboxes Ibanez is making. This really should be a $699 guitar. There's nothing advantageous about it. The satin finish is anything but "resonant" etc. It's just a standard satin finish, just like the $400 guitars. The attempts at "fancy" appointments are in no way worthy of the price tag. This one was heavily discounted, and still not worth it.
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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

The EP7 was (in my opinion) one of the worst sounding acoustics I ever heard in any price range. It looked nice but sounded like it was made out of wet cardboard. Still havent checked out an EP9, but after checking out the 7 I'm in no hurry to try it.
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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

I played an EP9, and while I never played the EP7, the EP9 I played was a damn good guitar. The sound is pretty balanced, I'd say compared to an D-28 (or my D-Eighteen (won't let me type the number) the bass was much more rounded out rather than thumping, with good mids and very nice trebles. The neck is actually very nice and it's actually one of the few acoustics I've played that I can shred on much like an electric (which I wouldn't want to do on say my D-18 anyway, but it can be a nice bonus). The sound when fingerpicking makes every note stand out, doesn't sound like a mush like other guitars I've played.

However, it's still a little hard for me to pay $1200 when I know being Chinese built they're probably making LOTS of money off of my sale...and I'm sure the quality isn't consistent, so the floor one I played could've been a really good one of the 50 or so stock the GC might have had, I can't be sure.

Looks great though, it will defiinitely turn an eye, but I'm not sure if that can justify the $1200 street price.

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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

Thanks guys, I was about to trade my Taylor 414ce for an ep9, just for the vine, to go between my 2 Jems. But if it is garbage than i'll stick with the Taylor................... thanks for saving me once again!! you folks at Jemsite are worth a million bucks to me...............
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Re: Any thoughts on the new VAI EP9 accoustic?

Nah I wouldn't get rid of the Taylor 414CE, I'm sure you'd be dissapointed because even with the really good EP9's - they're just different guitars. I'd just save up my spare cash and try to get a used for $600-800 or so if I were you(but probably only if you really trust the seller of have played it yourself).
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