NGD Epiphone Joe Pass


Nov 23, 2022
I actually got it in December. I've played it a bit. Lovely guitar, but it doesn't really suit me.

2014 made in Korea.

I like the idea of having a jazz box but not had one that inspires me yet.

Picked this up on spec at an auction. I think I'll try and get my money back on it. Hence the photos

Nice and light. 3300 grams. (7.25lbs) Hollow of course. Unlike my Yamaha SA and my Sheraton.

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Nov 23, 2022
Beautiful guitar! What are you looking at to replace it, if anything.
I am down from 14 to 12 guitars. This will make 11 which is still to many for my liking.

I love the idea of a jazz box so I'll always keep an eye out to see if I find one I like. But no plans to replace.

I reckon you could spend huge money to get something special.

Guy Incognito

Senior Stratmaster
May 14, 2019
Here and now
Mine is a 1990 pre Joe Pass Emperor II.

In my early 20's I did sell it, but it came back to me and now someone will have to pry it from my cold dead hands. Yeah, the pickups sucked but the guitar itself is a real gem.
I've been slowly turning it into a "Gretschiphone" as I like the idea of a Gretsch but have yet to find one I enjoy playing more than this guitar. Eventually I'll put in the TV Jones pickups I bought for it.

charlie chitlin

Senior Stratmaster
Silver Member
Feb 17, 2007
The Berkshires
I had one that was a fine guitar.
As for Epi humbuckers, I take them out as far as the wire will allow, set them on the Sunday paper and hit them with a blow drier.
Melting that chunk of wax out from between the bobbins and cover wakes them up.
I have gigged many an Epiphone and won't go onstage without changing the switch and jack to Switchcraft.
You would think that these parts were so simple that even cheapies would be dependable, but it just isn't the case.