Counting the Budokans...

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Tenacious T, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. XTN

    XTN Senior Member

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    #185 sold.
     
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  2. 93LPStudio

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    #185 is on it's way to me :thumb:!
     
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  3. 93LPStudio

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    Well I was looking at 2 Budokans, XTN had #185, decided to relist it which his is mint, and I convinced him :hmm: to sell it to me :thumb:. The other believe it or not is NEW still available in a shop in New Zealand, #927, and was in the process of obtaining it and backed out on the deal to get XTN's. The place is called Rockshop, they are a chain of 20 plus stores all across New Zealand. So if someone is looking for a new 2012 Budokan there ya go...# 927!
     
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    Well I am now the proud owner of Budokan #185, which I recently purchased from XTN. He stated that it was Mint and I have to say it IS Mint. No surface scratches, no dents, no wear on frets...nothing! Only thing she needs right now is correct pup rings installed (they really left the factory like that :shock:), which XTN supplied as well, and good setup, strings/intonation, condition the fretboard. So needless to say I am absolutely Stoked to have this Budokan. I do have a question for you all I want to leave an iTrader rating for XTN...how do I do that? I left one once for a fella a while back but can't remember or figure out where and how to do it.

    First plain top Les Paul I've ever owned and I like it, totally different than a flame top. I absolutely love the way these Budokan's look in every regard, top, sides, back and neck! I even like the tuners and I thought I wouldn't until I seen them first hand. Really like the case as well. I am really impressed with the quality of this instrument, they certainly have gotten it right over the last few years. My 2014 Gibson Traditional has flaws that this Lester does not even have, minor as they are but still!

    Already ordered Faber ABR bridge/tailpiece with inserts for both, and will transform her once they come in. I have also decided that I am going to do a Joneseyblues BBIII wiring harness with CTS pots, Switchcraft toggle switch and jack. Dimarzio's are fantastic as well. Few pics of her without the pickguard, and yes the pickguard will go back on. I will do a NGD once I have completely transformed her :naughty:

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  7. rtcook

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    I got mine today as well. #299. Absolutely perfect. Thinking of doing some of the same as you are doing. Nice guitar.
     
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  8. rtcook

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    Updated. #299 is mine.

    nicholson - #4
    Fpatton - #29
    SJM - #30
    FrehleyFan77 - #33
    Tenacious T - #43
    Jasongt06 - #57
    Fzv98D - #66
    Gary S - #70
    Comeback Kid- #101
    Joecalabr - #104
    Dav8219 - #105
    Msvsdoj - #107
    Starchilduk - # 120
    Hack - #122
    thetonester - #123
    Dav8219 - #125
    Markerdown - #136
    Parasite68 - #151
    Tommee - #158
    Dav8219 - #173
    Musicfan57 - #194
    Bigdog75043 - #196
    ThinLizzy - #224
    CKP - #237
    Remcarr - #281
    StanTheMan - #292
    rtcook - #299
    Kestrou - #309
    beenkenobee - #315
    Gibson4evr - #317
    Fullspectrum - #324
    shandi777 -#335
    Fenderman888 - #376
    SwisherSweets - #414
    a.stagea - #441
    KS 5150 - #496
    crazyguitarmaniac74 - #515
    sharky007 - #520
    Alvaro Brazil - # 527
    Parasite68 - #554
    AceSwede - #561
    RodS - #629
    Curious George - #687
    AZPaul - #739
    Craigerz - #741
    Radiomatts - #747
    MpAuLb1386 -#770
    Aus - #841
    Hogdaddy -#874
    Crabbdaddy - #943
    Parasite68 also has signed version from Ace Frehley website that is not one of the 1000 edition
     
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  9. 93LPStudio

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    Updated. #185 is spoken for once again :thumb:

    nicholson - #4
    Fpatton - #29
    SJM - #30
    FrehleyFan77 - #33
    Tenacious T - #43
    Jasongt06 - #57
    Fzv98D - #66
    Gary S - #70
    Comeback Kid- #101
    Joecalabr - #104
    Dav8219 - #105
    Msvsdoj - #107
    Starchilduk - # 120
    Hack - #122
    thetonester - #123
    Dav8219 - #125
    Markerdown - #136
    Parasite68 - #151
    Tommee - #158
    Dav8219 - #173
    93LPStudio - #185
    Musicfan57 - #194
    Bigdog75043 - #196
    ThinLizzy - #224
    CKP - #237
    Remcarr - #281
    StanTheMan - #292
    rtcook - #299
    Kestrou - #309
    beenkenobee - #315
    Gibson4evr - #317
    Fullspectrum - #324
    shandi777 -#335
    Fenderman888 - #376
    SwisherSweets - #414
    a.stagea - #441
    KS 5150 - #496
    crazyguitarmaniac74 - #515
    sharky007 - #520
    Alvaro Brazil - # 527
    Parasite68 - #554
    AceSwede - #561
    RodS - #629
    Curious George - #687
    AZPaul - #739
    Craigerz - #741
    Radiomatts - #747
    MpAuLb1386 -#770
    Aus - #841
    Hogdaddy -#874
    Crabbdaddy - #943
    Parasite68 also has signed version from Ace Frehley website that is not one of the 1000 edition
     
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    View Public Profile > Feedback Score > View Complete Feedback > Submit Feedback

    I miss that thing already.

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    What are you asking?
     
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  13. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Updated.

    Butch23 - #2
    nicholson - #4
    Fpatton - #29
    SJM - #30
    FrehleyFan77 - #33
    Tenacious T - #43
    Jasongt06 - #57
    Fzv98D - #66
    Gary S - #70
    Comeback Kid- #101
    Joecalabr - #104
    Dav8219 - #105
    Msvsdoj - #107
    Starchilduk - # 120
    Hack - #122
    thetonester - #123
    Dav8219 - #125
    Markerdown - #136
    Parasite68 - #151
    Tommee - #158
    Dav8219 - #173
    93LPStudio - #185
    Musicfan57 - #194
    Bigdog75043 - #196
    ThinLizzy - #224
    CKP - #237
    Remcarr - #281
    StanTheMan - #292
    rtcook - #299
    Kestrou - #309
    beenkenobee - #315
    Gibson4evr - #317
    Fullspectrum - #324
    shandi777 -#335
    Fenderman888 - #376
    SwisherSweets - #414
    a.stagea - #441
    KS 5150 - #496
    crazyguitarmaniac74 - #515
    sharky007 - #520
    Alvaro Brazil - # 527
    Parasite68 - #554
    AceSwede - #561
    RodS - #629
    Curious George - #687
    AZPaul - #739
    Craigerz - #741
    Radiomatts - #747
    MpAuLb1386 -#770
    Aus - #841
    Hogdaddy -#874
    Crabbdaddy - #943
    Parasite68 also has signed version from Ace Frehley website that is not one of the 1000 edition

    :wave:
     
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    Interesting that it's #2 yet the serial number is so late. Makes me curious how they do the numbering.

     
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    I'm glad you found one....congrats!! :thumb:
     
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  16. rtcook

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    Thanks! Now for a few mods.
     
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    Got my Faber kit in but need to install time permitting. Rtcook what are you planning to do?
     
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    Full rewire (MSSC), full Faber treatment, correct pickups and rings, etc.
     
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    Just curious as to what your referring to as correct pickups?
     
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    All three Dimarzio Super Distortions. Mostly for looks although they all will be hooked up. Ace only used the bridge pickup. It will be wired 3 volumes with a master tone. That way I can turn down the neck and bridge and still get the stutter effect with the toggle switch.
     
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