Counting the Budokans...

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

  1. Tenacious T

    Tenacious T Senior Member

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    I made contact with Chuck today as well. Parts are in the mail!
     
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  2. Tenacious T

    Tenacious T Senior Member

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    Replacement parts arrived the other day. New buttons, screws, washers, & the metal collars that hold the buttons. Nice!

    Now, I just need to put them on. Weekend project.
     
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  3. 93LPStudio

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    Well with much regret Budokan #185 might be going on the for sale block! I am pending an operation, 7 bulging discs in my neck cause nerve impingement in my left shoulder, tennis elbow in my left arm, needless to say neck issues. Have had them for about four years now and surgeon said back then not if but when surgery. Well I have had about all I can take as Popeye said and I cant takes no more. So time to do something and therapy is only band aiding it. Any ways I can provide photos and what all I have done which is basically Faber ABR treatment/tailpiece/inserts, correct pup rings, tuner fix. She is in pristine condition, all the original case candy and some. Contact me via PM if interested.:hmm:
     
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    I wish as well. Got legal issue about wrapped up from my Dads estate from 4 years ago and a few K left on it. My Mom passed away in April and about 2400 left on it so kinda strapped at the moment. This and medical issues pending it ain't looking pretty!
     
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    Updated list with my #784 Budokan added...

    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
    Wilfred - #784
    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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  7. Parasite68

    Parasite68 Senior Member

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    Updated list with #151 omitted. She's going to a new home!

    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
    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
    Wilfred - #784
    Aus - #841
    Hogdaddy -#874
    Crabbdaddy - #943
    Parasite68 also has signed version from Ace Frehley website that is not one of the 1000 edition[/QUOTE]
     
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    Selling my #299 if anyone is interested.

    Roger
     
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    Sent you a PM
     
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    I just picked up an unplayed 2012 Epiphone Budokan #995 of 1000 in Canada. Perfectly mint and loving it!
     
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    Boa tarde, a minha Budokan é a #549/1000 e está aqui em Botucatu-SP/Brasil
     
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    Huh?
     
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    Still got number #414. It's gone some changes recently. Gutted all the wiring. Changed the pots to emerson cts pro pots, black beauty capacitors. Tomorrow I'm cutting out the plastic nut, putting in a bone nut myself. Changed the tailpiece to a gotoh alluminum and a gotoh bridge. Last project for it, is i'm taking out the mother of toilet seat inlays and putting in real mother of pearl inlays. The guitar on the left, is a horner RTS revolution. My uncle gave it to me as a project. It was shattered in 7 places, rusted frets, complete junk. Put it back together refretted with jumbo fret wire, changed all the electronics, and painted it myself candy apple blood red. So in the light it sparkles like a hot rod. The guitar on the right is a modded Ace frehley signature.
     
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    56B0C2E1-D571-4EF0-AB94-D4FC09931075.jpeg Just acquired serial number 672 which it is in absolute mint condition. The serial number is kind of cool for me because I was born on the 6 month in 72!
     
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    Here is one more picture . In late summer I got a beautiful blueberry burst Gibson standard. A stunning guitar. I will say quality wise the Epiphone Ace Frehley Budokan is right there with the Gibson.
     

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