NGD: 2002 Epiphone Elite Honeyburst Plaintop

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  1. 07rogersg

    07rogersg Senior Member

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    So I finally got my hands on an Epi Elite, and she sounds great!

    The finish is is near perfect condition with no dings and just the usual playing light scratches.; the hardware and electronics also appear to be in perfect condition too.

    It needs a new neck pickup ring and some fret work doing, I'm taking a 4 hour long trip to one of the best luthiers in the UK in the next few weeks (replacing all hardware/electronics & SS refret my 1989 LPC) and I'm going to drop this down to him alongside it and see what he can do to get her playing perfect.

    Not a bad pickup for £500 considering the only issues are a pickup ring and slightly worn frets. Special thanks to paruwi, who always seems to convince me to buy more of these beautiful damn Epis :cheers2:

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  2. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Congrats on the 'new' Elite
    :applause::thumb::applause:
     
  3. elephantrider

    elephantrider Senior Member

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    wow, what a fine example ! love that color.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    What a beauty!
     
  5. truckermde

    truckermde Senior Member

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    Sweet!!

    :cheers2:
     
  6. needlespauls

    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    I would love an elite\elitist plaintop someday if I could find one! Great purchase!
     
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    El Greco Senior Member

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    HNGD! That's a beauty for sure, it looks close to my MIJ LQ! Same factory, same people, just 3 years later!


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  8. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Beautiful! Congratulations :)
     
  9. 61LPSG

    61LPSG Senior Member

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    Congrats Roger,
    It's a looker. I'm sure you will be happy with it.
    I have a 05 Elitist which I love, and wouldn't hesitate buying another.
     
  10. AK Epi Player

    AK Epi Player Senior Member

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    She's a beauty for sure!

    Welcome to Plaintop Nirvana! :thumbs:
     
  11. Dun Ringill

    Dun Ringill Premium Member

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    Nice score! Congrats!
     
  12. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    wow - Gorgeous Les Paul !!
     
  13. thatF-INGflyingVguy

    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    great looking congrats!!!
     
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    Beauty....Congrats
     
  15. Buzzin_Cousin

    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Member

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    Congratulations
    Beautiful & fantastic
    Those Elitists are
     
  16. Starchilduk

    Starchilduk Senior Member

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    Its exactly the same as mine. I play my Elite more than my Budokan. Fantastic bang for buck guitars.
     
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    hbucker Senior Member

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    Great guitar!

    Had my Elitist honeyburst for 11 years now:

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