Epiphone Biscuit
Epiphone Biscuit

Biscuit, Resonator Guitar from Epiphone in the Bluegrass series.

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MadZia 12/22/2004

Epiphone Biscuit : MadZia's user review


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Hardware: Chrome
Scale: 24.75 "
Nut Width: 1.62 "
Neck: Set
Neck Mat: Mahogany
FB / Inlay: RW / Dot
Binding: B
Body Mat: Mahogany
Top: Mahogany / Spruce
Finishes: MR

The "biscuit" of resonator guitar is an Epiphone, Acoustic.


 Is the neck  enjoyable?
Very comfortable for my small hands it is a pleasure. It is true, I do not like the "logs" is a matter of taste but also in morphology.
Basically, the "Cookie" allows efortless ¨explosions¨of the notes.
With a bottleneck, the narrow neck needs attention, but also settle the original action because it is too low .. (well it did for me was the era) .. .
- Access in high notes (last fret) is it easy?
Not much but I would obviously not. It's like any non-cutaway, there is no Access in last fret over highway ...
- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
The instrument is very comfortable and lightweight. I would say that of course, you feel good on the biscuit.
The body is less bulky than a fender 50 Fr (for comparison in the same price range). The instrument remains prs body and personally (always a question of morphology) that suits me perfectly.
- Gets it easy to sound good? ...
Ahh the question! Our answer this question when talking about a  resonator guitar is not obvious, so if in addition we talk of a new instrument 400 Euros, well ..... it not obvious at all!
To begin we must say that when you buy a Reso is not bought an acoustic guitar! The sound is very particular.
Some of my friends (sales in stores specialiss), criticized the Biscuit, but I enjoy reminding them he does not play this type of instrument Bluegrass ....
Reso I would say that, in general, transforms your playing ..
You can play it as a folk, but if you get to see it as something alternative.
To summarize the sound of a reso, it's a casserole! after you had to see what you want to do .. or what he will do to you!
Cookies fully meets for its price, demand.
Ds its grip we feel that he has the personality .... but of course this can not please everyone ...
In this price range I prfr to FR50 (acoustic) and other Johnson, Samick ... etc. ..
Precisely because of its handling one feels that he has the personality and the more the more he plays rvle ..
The bass is deep enough but mostly dirty, and if you start to play a plan to the "Dallas" by Winter or "Bordertown" by Chris Whitley one can easily be fooled  considering the price of the cake, er of the Biscuit!
But hey, this is not a national either ..
To summarize I would say it is less easy to play at the beginning, that  mentionnedcompetitors , but it is for me the most burned.
I give it 7 because it is not obvious at first to get out the substantial marrow ...


- Appropriate are your style of music?
 Having a "powerful"  folk style i logically leaned, a few years ago toward resonators guitars. And it was love at first sight!
The Biscuit, which was my first rso, accompanied me to the south!
Today (and even if I have a gibson dobro) is still on many compositions, although I do not use anymore with Bottleneck ...

- What are the sounds you prefer or hate?
I would sayi had fun without  Bottleneck because its dirty sound respond very well when I dig in .. (so to speak!).
It has a well has it, and that's what I was looking for.
With a Bottleneck, it's responding to requests.
However, if you are looking for a tool exclusively for slider, it will be useful at the beginning, but not in the long run ...


- How long have you use it?
3 years (already?)
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I love his size and his personality ...
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes almost everything those available in this price range ..
- How do you report quality/price?
The quality/price ratio is excellent for me (bought 325 Euros), because even if over time, we realize the lack of definition in the slide, its endearing personality makes it up ..

- With the exprience, you do recommend this choice? ...
Yes, I would do it again because  both for beginners in bluegrass, or a seasonned pro who  does not want to ruin himself for a second résonateur, it has the advantage of offering a real alternative in this range Price ...