Epiphone Les Paul FAQ

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  1. BeBop

    BeBop Senior Member

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    Maybe this will help someone searching in the future -

    3/8 = .375 inch = 9.525 millimeters

    Your seeing 1/2 a millimeter shy of the 10mm modern diameter but since we're talking a circle - 1/2 of that 1/2 millimeter is like .010 of an inch .

    Close enough
     
  2. BeBop

    BeBop Senior Member

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    I've never seen anything compiled about the necks or even fret wire size differences. The Slash model is an Epiphone that has it's own neck profile with long tenon, maple top. I don't know anymore about it though.
     
  3. 1959burst

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    what does this serial number mean? IT'S AN EPI LES PAUL SPECIAL WITH OPEN BOOK GIBSON HEADSTOCK.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Creature

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    how can i tell where my guitar was made its an older epiphone les paul limited edition but it has been painted metal flake blue
     
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    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Did you read the first post in this thread? It's all in there.



    Look at the serial number on the back of the headstock. Should be 1 or 2 letters followed by numbers. The letter/s indicate where the guitar was made. Look your letter up in the first post.
     
  7. 1959burst

    1959burst Senior Member

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    ok stupid question number 2 is that good? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Guido

    Guido The Gweeeed V.I.P. Member

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    That makes it MIJ. Yeah, every little bit as good as a Gibby, unless it has a poly finish
     
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    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Looks like it has a poly finish but if that doesn't bother you (it doesn't bother me on my MIJs) you'll get a great guitar. The MIJ Epis are basically Orvilles with a different name. Epiphone took over their production after the Orvilles were discontinued in 1998.
    Great construction, solid mahogany bodies (no swiss cheese), 1 piece necks, long tenons, correct headstock angle and bone nuts.
    I have yet to see someone who doesn't like his MIJ Epiphone.
     
  10. Creature

    Creature Junior Member

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    so my first two digits are 70*** the entire number is* F7030448**
     
  11. 1959burst

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    thanks guys, it's been upgraded and plays and sounds good......great info as i know nothing about asian made epi's.:thumb:
     
  12. -=[Shifty]=-

    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Your guitar was made at Fine Guitars, Korea. March, 1997.

    Welcome to MLP, BTW.
     
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    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    You're welcome! :D
     
  14. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    MIJ's rock!
     
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    chivitajm Senior Member

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    can some of you experts tell me where this guitar was made based on the headstock. im not sure if it is korea or japan?
     

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    et list MIJ....
     
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    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    No, it's not an Elitist. Sorry, but please don't post if you don't have a clue what you're talking about.

    It's made in Korea.
     
  18. Neanderpaul

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    Here ya go. So far I'm getting mostly estimated Peerless.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Again. Doesn't look "special" other than the TR finish. I replaced the original tophats with speed knobs and removed the creme pickguard.

    But the consensus appears to believe Peerless. And it;s this guitar that caused the "L" designation to be added to the factory codes. Apparently there aren't a lot of "L"s around.
     
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    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    +1 The three screw TRC and the fact the headstock gets narrower at the top indicates Korean.
     
  20. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    L is peerless if I remember correctly.

    Too be honest is I have never seen a big increase/decrease in quality, playability, between two factories/countries with the exception of Japanese made. Factory isn't as big of a deal, as much as the year it came from.
     

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