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Epiphone FlameKat Limited Edition Electric Guitar   

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This is a road-rocker with attitude. 2 "New York" mini-humbuckers, flames on ebony finish, dice knobs and neck inlay, Vibratone tailpiece, and chrome...Click To Read More About This Product

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Burnin' tone with looks to match!

This is a road-rocker with attitude. 2 "New York" mini-humbuckers, flames on ebony finish, dice knobs and neck inlay, Vibratone tailpiece, and chrome hardware. Semihollow body is mahogany topped with maple. Set neck is maple. Plays as hot as it looks! Limited lifetime warranty.


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by PowerReviews
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar

I've had this guitar for about 2.5 years and it has never let me down. It has a great sound and tone. You can get the right sound for just about any kind of...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for about 2.5 years and it has never let me down. It has a great sound and tone. You can get the right sound for just about any kind of music. Its a workhorse of a guitar. Once at our show I did that thing where you thro your guitar over your shoulder and let it fly around you but my lock nuts were not locked on properly and the guitar went flying. it was a bit chipped but keeped working great. The only thing you should know about the guitar before you buy it is as other reviews have mentioned its a little longer to change the strings on it that your average guitar. Also when you change the stings they tend to go out of tune often. But when you put them on if you use the vibratone to strech then tune and repeat till they stay tuned it solves the problem. So its not that bad if you know how to deal with it. other than that this an excellent guitar for someone looking to upgrade on thier first guitar but not spend $$$ on a Gibson. Im sure it will keep playing this guitar even after I get other more expensive guitars. What I might do is replace the vibratone with a strait bridge due to the fact I never use it. That would eliminated the tuning issue. If youe thinking about getting it, go for it, you won't regret it.

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worth the price but not the best thing ever

i have many guitars but i still play this a lot. It has a good feel to it and can play most styles of music up to hard rock. You are kidding yourself if...Read complete review

i have many guitars but i still play this a lot. It has a good feel to it and can play most styles of music up to hard rock. You are kidding yourself if you want to use this for metal. Its great for that foo fighters / acdc type sound.
What i dont like is the look and i dont mean the flames and dice, i can deal with those, its the up close look of the paint job.... its an overlay printed out and stuck on and you can tell its cheap and an epiphone.
It also goes out of tune quickly especially if you use the bigsby but this can be fixed by replacing the bridge pieces with rollers instead of the sharp squares it comes with.
for the price it is a good guitar and i dont regret buying it.
would i buy it again? i think so.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had this guitar for about 2.5 years and it has never let me down. It has a great sound and tone. You can get the right sound for just about any kind of music. Its a workhorse of a guitar. Once at our show I did that thing where you thro your guitar over your shoulder and let it fly around you but my lock nuts were not locked on properly and the guitar went flying. it was a bit chipped but keeped working great. The only thing you should know about the guitar before you buy it is as other reviews have mentioned its a little longer to change the strings on it that your average guitar. Also when you change the stings they tend to go out of tune often. But when you put them on if you use the vibratone to strech then tune and repeat till they stay tuned it solves the problem. So its not that bad if you know how to deal with it. other than that this an excellent guitar for someone looking to upgrade on thier first guitar but not spend $$$ on a Gibson. Im sure it will keep playing this guitar even after I get other more expensive guitars. What I might do is replace the vibratone with a strait bridge due to the fact I never use it. That would eliminated the tuning issue. If youe thinking about getting it, go for it, you won't regret it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Flexible and individual chord machine

By Purebob

from UK

Pros

  • Flexibility
  • Quality Of Assembly
  • Tone variety

Cons

  • Slow Neck For Shredders

Best Uses

  • Jazz Lead
  • Jazz Rhythm
  • Rock Rhythm

Bought mint secondhand five years ago. I wanted a hollowbody to record some rock rhythm with.

The machine looks like a rockabilly dream, andit is, but to be fair the neck is quite fat and slow, isn't the easiest to shred on. Chrding however is perfect. The fat frets and low action force you to make good chord shapes and the chors resound beautifully. Tones are everything from clean rockbilly and jazz to distorted rock. Metal don't really work though as it feeds back at high levels of distortion.

A far better guitar than the oddball loks would hav eyou think.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By hatez2lose

from Schweinfurt, Germany

This guitar is awesome! It has great sound and works great with playing jazz, rock, and using any pedal I want to put on it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The flame kat is a kool kat

By Steve-o-8xhMJ

from San Bernadino, CA

I've been playing guitar for about 6 years now and I would like to say the the Flame Kat is one of the best guitars I own. I use it for everything! No matter what type of music you play if you play goth, punk, rockabilly, this guitar is for you. I love it, I would buy another if something should happen to mine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Rob-KZKNh

from New York

Very cool guitar, good for fun and rocking around.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is one bad *** guitar

By RawKStar77

from Chicago

Awesome! Totally cool! The looks are awesome and the mini humbuckers give it a great sound!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Flame Kat

By Steve Gwinner

from Castalia, Oh

This is got to be one of the best playing and sharpest looking guitar's that I have had!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Road Axe

By John Neff

from Hollywood, CA

I own many vintage guitars, including a '61 Epiphone Broadway that I used on my record. I am not touring with that! So I looked around, settled on the Flamekat because it is fundamentally the same thing as my Broadway. It is a great guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's Great!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is the ultimate guitar for rockabilly/psychobilly or punk rock. I even use it as a jazz guitar! Plays better than almost every guitar I've tried!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Anti fashion

from Aptos CA

This guitar is great for playing anything from johnny cash to metallica to social distortion. It is plenty loud without the amp, and just look at the thing. It's one of the sweetest lookin' guitars i've ever seen.

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