Limited Edition Epiphone Les Paul - MIJ

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  1. vintageJIM

    vintageJIM Banned

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    here is a 2004 Epiphone Japan LTD ED Les Paul Standard LQ HS, which is basically a cherry sunburst top color

    this example has faded to the point where there is no cherry red left to the top color, with the exception of a few traces of red under the pick guard, under the pickup rings, and under the switch ring

    A pretty impressive, real ‘burst fade; Enjoy:) ……………


    LTD ED Les Paul Standard LQ (HS:rolleyes:)
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    small bit of remaining cherry red finish under the pick guard
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    small bit of remaining cherry red finish under the pick guard & under the neck pickup ring
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    original cherry sunburst, faded to the point of depletion of 90%+ of the red; NOW a nice 'honey burst' :cool:
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    that's pretty. i have an LQ series in honeyburst. GREAT guitar.
     
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    do you have any pics of this guitar before the fading other than the catalog pic?
     
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    sorry, don't have pics of mine before the fade; I recently purchased it so, it was already faded

    here is a pic of a different one with the same top color HS finish
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    Interesting guitars.
     
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    Nice. Do you have a pic of that completely assembled?
     
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    vintageJIM Banned

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    ..................... Bacchus BLS-59HB on the left :) ........................... Epi on the right
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    tell you what, i'm going to stick this bad boy outside when the sun finally arrives and see what happens...

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    Nice guitar - perhaps sprayed by the same person at Fujigen who did mine. They look like sisters. I will have to look under the pickguard to see if it the same.
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    i've stuck Angel out in the back yard as we have some sun today. i even remembered to cover up the fretboard and pickups, thank goodness. bit of a heath robinson/rube goldberg job involving some torn up envelopes, but it should do!
     
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    they look like twins but they have different mums. crazy!
     
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    the Bacchus BLS-59 HB has a factory finish that is 'pre aged' to look like a 'burst after it has faded

    when I received the Epi about two months ago I was quite shocked to see that the naturally faded top color is almost identical in color as the 'pre aged' Bacchus top color

    it just made me that much more impressed with the Bacchus:)
     
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    wonderful plain maple top on that one:cool:; love it

    is that an Orville?
     
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    wow sweet guitars mate!!!
     
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    I just bought another CS Epiphone haven't got it yet. Hopefully it will fade like yours, I'll leave it in the sun for a few days!:D
     
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    No, it is an Epi Elite MIJ with the open book headstock. It is sitting at my in-law's place in Yokohama now. I just had time to play it a bit unplugged and snapped a few pics during our trip there earlier this month. We will be moving to Tokyo in August so all I have a couple of months before I can have a real close look and see how it sounds plugged in.
     
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    Well, My 05' MIJ Laquer series arrived yesterday. Whoever had it before me, changed all the cream hardware for black including the pickguard and swapped the pickups with Korean Epiphone pups! I suspect all from an Epiphone custom![​IMG]
     
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    I spent the day reworking it to my liking, added Fatboy Foley aged switchwasher,jackplate, aged toggle switch,pio capacitors, new white rings(will age them myself later) and a new set of Throbak SLE-101 Limiteds. At 8Lb-10oz. It's very woody and resonant. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    What labels are on the backs of the pickups? If the pickups were from an Epi Custom, they'd be gold, though. That pic doesn't make them look gold.
     
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    There the brass backs with epiphone engraved on the bottom. There chrome covers, either way they didn't belong and it was listed as 100% original.
     

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