WINE RED epiphone les paul custom with flame maple top?

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  1. EpipaulThorne

    EpipaulThorne Junior Member

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    [​IMG]Do these still exist? Please please please tell me where I can get one!!!!
    I'm getting desperate! :(
     
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    captainbraindamage V.I.P. Member

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    As far as I know they are a discontinued color. I had to buy mine as a 2nd from 2nd String Guitars. Then a week after I got it, a Korean one showed up on e-bay and didn't sell till the 2nd listing for minimum bid. Such is my luck!!
     
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    lifele55 Senior Member

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    Ahhh,

    I'm weak for the wine reds and the antique ivory customs..

    And yes, they've been a discontinued color. Your best bet would be to get one off the bay or just keep a lookout around.

    OR get dcooper to sell you his. :D
     
  4. Benniator

    Benniator Senior Member

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    I have one. It's a great guitar. They were discontinued in December.

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    Mmmmmm. Let me taste your tears of disappointment. They give me sustenance.
     
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    grozza Senior Member

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    that is pretty awesome! :thumb:
     
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    EpipaulThorne Junior Member

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    Thanks for the responses....I like the ivory too lifele :p
    I'll just keep hunting thnx
     
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    I really like the Wine Red as well and am currently searching for a les paul custom in it. If anyone see's one out there please let us know here. So far, I've only found one online.

    Were there any 08 Customs that were released by Epiphone in Wine Red or was it discontinued in 07. The one I saw listed online claimed it was an 08. Thanks.


    ...and Benniator, beautiful shot of yours.
     
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    RMC1 Senior Member

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    Wine Reds do still exist,in fact,i`m stuck with a hard choice,do i buy the Flame Top Custom in Wine Red,or,the Wine Red Quilt Top i have been told about from a very reputable Dealer near me.This makes a nice change,something in the UK that are hard to find in the States.Deal for you!,i`ll buy both,then you can make me some offers :naughty:

    Edit - Forgot to mention,they both have "Gold" hardware,which means that after let`s say a weeks playing,will suddenly turn into a very worn "Gold".Nothing that a Hardware update wouldn`t fix though
     
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    Benniator Senior Member

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    There are no new Wine Red Customs as of now. I assume they'll eventually bring them back, though.

    Thanks. Here's another!

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    From me alone, you should be full for quite a while.
    That thing is gorgeous.
     
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    MyLesPaul - Thank you for sharing that find. I reached out to the owner and will let you know what I hear back.

    RMC1 - Your offer isn't a bad one. The one place I think Wine Red w/ Flame Top is still being sold is in the UK. I've seen a couple vendors with them advertised but the price is pretty harsh given the state of our buck. Nonetheless, a new one would sure be a nice thing to run across. If we do a deal you'll have to go with the Quilt Top though as I'm dead set on Flame.

    Benniator - Thanks for the additional pic. Until I get one I'm not sure if that helps or hurts though. Such a good looking setup. Congrats again on yours.
     
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    Well,just to prove i`m not talking BS.Here`s the listings for both.They`re sending me some shots of both Guitars first thing tomorrow morning.

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    Hey RMC - I know your talking legit. That's one of the two sites I found them on. Please post up the pics of the Flame Top and the Quilt once they pass them to you. If they have more than one Flame Top in stock and your not going to take it perhaps I'll order from them. I think those guys ship intl. as well. Can't wait to see em.
     
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    Hopefully they should send them at close of business tomorrow.I`ve bought from them a lot,they`re a very reputable Company.There`s also absolutely no chance that you would get a fake either.Which has happened from some Sellers in the UK.
     
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    Thanks for the compiments. Now if only I was a decent player...

    So honest-to-goodness retail shops have been selling fake Epis?
     
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    There`s been 2.Both have been dealt with by the Authorities.With some more being investigated.
     
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    Lovely.
     
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    I heard back from Guitar Guitar RMC - they will not make exceptions to their shipping policy. Bummer for me, but a possibility for you if you don't like what you hear/see from the other vendor.

    I didn't hear back from the craigslist offering so I have to assume that one is long gone. I did find one on ebay from a dealer in South Florida but it was listed as factory b stock and when I inquired further it came back that it was repaired for a loose fret board. Sounded like something that you don't want to fool with.

    Looking forward to the pics. Thanks.
     

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