They aren't very common and the ones i've seen with a weight have been diesel burners. It seems like this person dropped the weight down to a more manageable 10 pounds lol. Is it supposed to be Oxblood ?? It seems the MIJ oxbloods always have a green sheen to them now. Its an interesting finish.
I'm certainly no expert as i only have 2 of the non serial Live Roads and neither are LP's. I thought that they had lower specs that the serial'd ones that came after though. 2 piece backs and usually poly finished.... do you have pictures ??
Theres always someone who can be preyed upon or helped along depending on how you look at it. If it wasn't you it would be a pawnshop. I have a friend who did this mercilessly. He had dudes in tears lol. Hey if you wanna play you gotta pay.
Yours looks to be a Japanese made 1990 model EGC600. I have a right handed model from 1989 and i think its a great axe. I kinda like the different style split diamond too. Mine is Fujigen made and is made out of 4-5 piece top and as many pieces for the back. So light at 8 3/4 pounds i put a Les...
Too bad you just want les paul. Tons of interesting mij stuff that would look cool on the walls of a Japanese restaurant.
I'd suggest Yamaha. They can usually be picked up for a song. Maybe a Joodee ? Aria Pro II ? If they will never be played and are just for decoration you have many...
Tokai's veneers are very thin, l think they had a press or something to get them that thin. It can be very hard to tell. My eyes aren't good enough to see with those pics 100 % but some LS120 from that period are solid flame tops. I have one from '81. They are out there.