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Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by cvrle1, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Senior Member

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    Seeing how there was an influx of Elite/Elitist last week or so, and seeing how T+ had their thread going, lets see those beauties in all of their glory (non LPs are more then welcome) :)

    02 Elite, still WIP, but getting there slowly

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  2. wulfman

    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Not mine anymore, but this was my first LP, a 2001 Elite.
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  3. obeymydog

    obeymydog Senior Member

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    Lovely grain on that one, really well matched pieces.

    Edit: wulfman beat me to the 2nd post spot but I think it applies equally to both of those gorgeous plaintops above!
     
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  4. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Senior Member

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    She is a beaut! Love the grain on it.
     
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  5. El Kabong

    El Kabong Senior Member

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    Crappy picture taken with a flash at night... Goldtop with Sheptone Tribute PAF Set and Vintage Sunburst Standard Plus with Shed PAF Daddies... tundratone harnesses for both (with rs superpots and vit q's are being shipped out to me today)...

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  6. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    Well, seeing as they both turn 10 years old this year...to start, my number 1 LP, actually my ONLY LP right now... :D

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    And my fantastic Faded Cherry SG..

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  7. joeguitaro

    joeguitaro Senior Member

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    Barcham you're really making me jealous here with your SG. I have my eye on one for 600$ about an hour drive away. Decent price?
     
  8. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Senior Member

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    From my very limited experience, I think that may be a bit too much for SG (depending on where you live). There is a Gibson SG on eBay now for BIN for $500, with HSC. Gibsons have better and higher resale value then Elite's, again from what I saw and heard. I am sure Barcham and others will chime in soon and give their better opinion.

    Edit: On eBay they usually go between $450-$550 (with OHC) There was one that I was just outbid on. Price now is $450 (too rich for my blood), no case, EMG pups and 4 days left. She is a beauty though. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Epiphone-SG-Elitist-/251439039045
     
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    andreww Senior Member

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    That is the best looking Epiphone I have ever seen! Why would you sell that???
     
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  10. SJM

    SJM Premium V.I.P. Member Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I'll see if I can slip mine in here ahead of Curmudgeon. :laugh2:

    FCB Plus Top with SD APH-2's

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    VSB Plain Top with SD Seth Lovers

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  11. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    Because there is always another to get :laugh2:

    Yeah...I owned this one too...and it played as well as it looks. I sold it also...to a good forum friend and he wouldn't sell it back when I tried :dude: I don't blame him!
     
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  12. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    I paid $550 for mine, which is in mint condition, and considered it a great bargain. I've seen a number of Gibson SGs for around the same price but they are usually lower end models, not Standards. To this day, I haven't come across any recent Gibson SG that I consider to be in the same category as my Elitist. I was offered a straight up trade with a new Gibson 60s or 70s Tribute with P90s and turned it down.

    When it comes to Elitist SGs, you tend to see quite a few black ones come up for sale and they tend to go for a lower price as they aren't as popular as the usual Cherry. The faded finish ones like mine are much rarer to come across, I've only seen a couple of others around here and almost never see one for sale.

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    But as much as I love my Elitist, my favorite SG to play will always be my Epi Vintage faded G-400 that has since moved on to a new home. The smoothest neck and it was a total joy to play. IMHO, the best dollar for dollar guitar that Epi ever put on the market and it's a shame they no longer sell them.

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  13. Tanqueray

    Tanqueray Senior Member

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    2007 Goldtop w/ Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers

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    2002 Vintage Sunburst Plaintop w/ Stock Pickups

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    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    Copycat. :lol:
     
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    Tanqueray Senior Member

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    I'm actually thinking about putting the stock pups back in. They sound great through my Marshall. The Seths are lovely, but they aren't as mean sounding. I got P90s for my vintage tone now. :laugh2:
     
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  16. Tanner

    Tanner Senior Member

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    Here's mine, 2001 Les Paul Standard with the "Epiphone ELITE" script on the back of headstock


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    Tanqueray Senior Member

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    That is probably the most beautiful guitar top I've seen. 10/10. Would break into your house and steal.
     
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    Tanqueray Senior Member

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    Here's another shot of my GT with the uncovered stock pickups. Y'know, just because.

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    Rai Senior Member

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    Already posted these before but here they are again: :)

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    Curmudgeon Senior Member

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    Here's my '02 Elite I got on Jan 3rd. Stock except for '50s wiring and Orange Drops.

    And my '07 Elitist Plus that I got yesterday. Stock and absolutely mint! Even the Made In Japan sticker is still on the heel of the neck.

    Have no idea why I can't insert full-size pics instead of these stupid thumbnails.:hmm:
     

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