HNGD.. 2001 epiphone les paul standard desert burst

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  1. corn_bread

    corn_bread Senior Member

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    just picked this beauty. I was very surprised at the weight of this thing. it is close to 10 pounds. I love the color and fit and finish are awesome. the EMG 81/85 set might have to go for some classic 57's but I will give them a fair chance. I will say that it sustains for days.


    not really sure why it is a limited edition. so any facts you guys can give me to better tell me what she really is and what she is made out of. all I know is it is korean which supposed to make it better some how and color is desert burst. and the serial is 9 digits long I01042xxx. also is the white aged from factory or is what I am seeing real yellowing?. the tuners are almost a mint green now

    thanks again for the great site and all the info you guys give


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  2. Malikon

    Malikon BigDumbMonkey V.I.P. Member

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    HNGD.

    welcome to the Desert club. :thumb:

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  3. SJM

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    April 2001, Saein Plant Korea. That's really a beautiful flame, good score!
    Congrats and HNGD. :thumb:
     
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    the little ripple between the pups is nice. ..character.
     
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    PRH Senior Member

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    Very nice. HNGD. Desert burst is one of my favorite finishes. Enjoy!
     
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    Niiiice ! HNGD
     
  7. corn_bread

    corn_bread Senior Member

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    why is it a limited edition? is it color? also what wood is it made from because it weighs a ton
     
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    A beauty with serious bite! I absolutely love the EMGs.

    Congrats!
     
  9. Malikon

    Malikon BigDumbMonkey V.I.P. Member

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    Yes.

    and mahogany.
     
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    Hack Senior Member

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    Very nice!
     
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    Really beautiful. One of my absolute favorite finishes. I'll need to find one one of these days. HNGD!
     
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    These days Epi is making their standard run LP's out of mahogany with a maple veneer. Since yours was made in 2001, it most likely has a maple cap on top of a mahogany body, which would explain the weight. Plus, it's not weight relieved in any way. The book matched top was done with a maple veneer.
     
  13. Malikon

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    Yup. And it looks better then the Gibson Desi Burst (they rim burst it and put too much 'black' at the edges. Not nearly as cool,..and no 'teardrop' shape in the middle.)
     
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    Lovely top. HNGD!
     
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    Beauty top, Congrats!
     
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    Stunning guitar you've got there
     
  19. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member Super Mod

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    Happy New DesertBurst Day

    :applause:

    black plastic would make this great looking guitar even better, IMO
     
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    sweeeeeeeeeeet one bro :)
     

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