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.
Whats the conversion rate at 2004 (Was it euros)?
And The customs are listed lower than the standard pus, perhaps my initial pricing was correct... I thought I switched it. I find it odd the price difference now that it has been shown that nearly all of them were just a flame veneer....
I do quite a bit of searching and I will stumble across threads on old forums where they say what they paid at the time out the door. Seems a standard was about 1000 british pounds (at $1.55 exchange to the pound at the time) advertised and walking out at 750-800 for a standard on sale. I have...