WOW! quite a bump in price (probably a reflection of VAT). For an out the door price, at conversion, you're looking at $1800+ USD.... Quite a bit more than they could be grabbed for here at that same time.
One of the many posts I refer to. some british guitar site:
I have in my possession a Les Paul Elite by Epiphone.
I bought this guitar new maybe 10 years ago but I am not sure 100%. If I remember correctly it retailed for over £1000 but I paid about £750 I believe.