New Les Paul? -- Epiphone Les Paul Super Classic

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  1. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

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    I was browsing Ishibashi's site and I came upon this

    Epiphone Les Paul Super Classic

    It says that it's a "Collaboration" between Gibson and Ishibashi, although I can't be too sure. Regardless, this is simply beautiful.

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  2. spindrift

    spindrift Senior Member

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    WOW!! Very very nice!!!!:)
     
  3. Mike.B.

    Mike.B. Senior Member

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    :thumb: cool guitar. that was the other one i was hoping to buy. but when i saw the price. :shock:
    so i stuck with the LP Classic Plain top in cherry burst. looks beautiful
     
  4. sFLsniper

    sFLsniper Senior Member

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    I don't really understand the ad wording. Is that made in Japan? What are the differences? What pups are those?

    It's hot lookin'
     
  5. Mike.B.

    Mike.B. Senior Member

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    were you reading the ad in english?
    did you go to ishibashi.co.jp/eng then clicked on electric guitars then clicked the picture with the epi les paul classic with the Y39,800?
    or was everything in japanese?
    or were you in the U-box section?
    the english is a bit sketchy because they used a web translator and some words could be off. for example, collaboration was transalted to koraboreito.
    hum buckers was translated to ham backer :laugh2:

    i think it's made in china. differences? from a regular MIC les paul, this one doesn't seem to have the grovers, this one is a custom shop/limited edition model, it has volume/tone knob pointers. "rongutenon" it probably has the long neck tennon. and from what i can understand from the very sketchy translation, the pickups are burstbuckers?
    "Is this a burst-backer of an open type?&? is set by the Zebra specification."
    very cool guitar, :thumb:
     
  6. sFLsniper

    sFLsniper Senior Member

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    apparently my supernatural powers to read that are not up to par as yours! :jam:

    I just put down my Epi. I f-ing love that guitar!! :rock:
     
  7. splinteh

    splinteh Senior Member

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    :wow:Looks pretty cool!
     
  8. Mike.B.

    Mike.B. Senior Member

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    i wouldn't say it's supernatural :laugh2:

    it's such a sweet guitar. i wish i had the money :shock:
     
  9. -=[Shifty]=-

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

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    Yes, it's an Ishibashi exclusive and no, it's not new.
    As far as I know, these are at least around since 2008.
    Epiphone also made/makes a "'59 Standard" for Ishibashi, which is different to the limited "Les Paul Standard 1959".
    They're not made in Japan!!
     
  10. Mike.B.

    Mike.B. Senior Member

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    hey shifty. i was browsing the ishibashi site yesterday looking for the '59 you were talking about, and I can't seem to find it. can you send a link or a picture or something.
    thanks :thumb:
    i'm really curious as to what it looks like :D oh and specs :D
     
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    sFLsniper Senior Member

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    please post that link in this thread shifty.
     
  12. -=[Shifty]=-

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

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    Sorry guys, I was looking at Ishibashi and Digimart, but I can't find one, either.
    Looks like they're discontinued.

    But here are two threads about the Japanese '59 Standard.
    This one's recent with a member asking about upgrading the wiring. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/91583-59-standard-reissue-wiring-change.html
    This one's from January '09, when a member here first found one at Ishibashi. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/30340-epiphone-59-standard-re-issue-pics.html
     
  13. Mike.B.

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    thanks shifty :thumb:
     
  14. -=[Shifty]=-

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

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    You're welcome. :)
     
  15. Mike.B.

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    by the way, what's the difference between the regular '59 Epi LP that's sold everywhere else and the '59 Lp that they had on ishibashi?
    thanks :thumb:
    almost won one in cherry burst on ebay. then someone put in a bet (probably using one of those snipe programs or whatever) in the last few seconds. lol
     
  16. -=[Shifty]=-

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

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    The basic construction (long tenon, real maple cap with flame veneer, etc.) is the same, as far as I know.
    The Japanese '59 has black shielding paint in the cavities, which the regular 1959 Standard doesn't have.
    From what I've read, the Japanese ones came with Burstbucker 1&2, instead of 2&3 on the regular 1959 Standard.
    They also have CTS pots(?) and ceramic disc caps, the regular ones come with Alpha pots and Mallory 150 poly film caps.
    The Japanese '59 also follows the normal Epiphone serial number format, whereas the 1959 Standard (and the Tribute) have their own serial number format, starting with an F.
    Also, the Japanese '59 had teardrop bursts while the regular 1959 Standard has rimbursts.
     
  17. Mike.B.

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    so that's why i thought something looked odd about the '59s in the link you posted. they had the teardrop bursts.
    and the one i bidded on had the rimbursts.
    now i know the difference.
    thanks again shifty :thumb::thumb::thumb:
    cheers!!!
     
  18. Mike.B.

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    Epiphone × Ishibashi Special Project Les Paul 59 Standard Iced Tea Burst??????
    hey shifty. found one of the '59 LP that you were talking about. the one with the teardrop burst. looks beautiful :D
     
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