Questions on a MIJ LPC-80

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  1. mr70ss

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    Well I purchased my first MIJ Epi LPC-80 2001 I think. The serial number starts with 111###, and I belive that in 91 only the Orville brand was being used. So I have a coupe of questions about it but first a couple of pics from the seller...


    Now for the questions...

    1. It has Grovers and 98% of the LPC-80's I've seen have Gotoh's, that being said I have seen a few with Grovers.. Did any of the MIJ LPC-80's come from the factory with Grovers? My guess is no but I wanted to ask the experts.

    2. The pickup switch has a black tip and again most of the other LPC-80's I've seen are white, but I have seen both. So which is stock from the factory?

    3. I know the truss rod cover is not correct, and I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can find a original vertical "Gibson" one?

    I am pretty excited to get this baby in, hopefully next week and see how she sounds.
     
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    Then, they are more likely aftermarket, as it is the bridge and probably the tailpiece too!
     
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    That makes sense, thanks again. I'll post some more pics once I have it in hand.
     
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