Help identifying a Les Paul

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  1. Toasty9188

    Toasty9188 Junior Member

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    Hey everyone,

    New here and full disclosure I know nothing about les pauls. I have an epiphone dot I offered up as a trade online and someone came back to me with this.

    He's saying it's an ultra but I can't find any with the bigsby which he's also saying is stock.... any ideas on what this guitar could be guys?

    I spent my entire lunch hour looking on reverb and the closest match to me seems like the Bonamossa but the knut cover is unlabeled...

    Bonus point question: Would you make the trade. Dot is in mint to near mint condition stock except for a setup.
     

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  2. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Hi,

    welcome here at MyLesPaul
    :wave:

    It looks like an Ultra-II to me
    though it never came stock with a Bigsby
    and the Trussrodcover is also changed

    I don't think the Ultra-I model came with the double output....

    it also should have the NanoMag at the end of the fretboard with controls on the backplate

    LP-Ultra II Controls-ME.jpg LP-Ultra II Nano-ME.jpg LP-Ultra II Stereo-ME.jpg

    If it doesn't have this, I'd stay away

    Might even be a ripped off Ultra-II or a bad D-I-Y job....:hmm:
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    not before I could see a pic of the serial# and another one from the control-cavity....

    on a second look the offered LP has nothing to do with an Ultra......
    the Ultra never was offered in Midnight ebony as 'flamed maple' - it was quilted only IIRC
     
  4. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Especially with a Vibramate.


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  5. Toasty9188

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    First thanks everyone for the help...

    Secondly he told me it does not have the nano mag must be some sort of custom job?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    D-I-Y homework-job I guess
     
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    So I was able to get a pic of the serial
     

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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    looks like a refurbished one
     
  9. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Did you peel that sticker off or did the person/shop selling it?

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    Toasty9188 Junior Member

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    The person just did. Here is the pic with the sticker.
     

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    Toasty9188 Junior Member

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    I have not seen the guitar in person yet
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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  13. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    This :thumb:
     
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    elephantrider Senior Member

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    i'd stay away from a trade. too many "if's" on that one.
     
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  15. LP121

    LP121 Senior Member

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    The Ultra didn't come in ME, as paruwi said. Only CSB. The UltraII did, but it has the nanomag. :hmm:
     

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