Need some advice: Les Paul plaintop

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  1. fretbuzzard

    fretbuzzard Member

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    Hunting for the following:

    1) Used Classic

    2) Epiphone Japan Limited

    3) Epiphone Elite

    Other suggetions? I need something in the 500 - 1000 range, cheaper the better....

    I dont want a flametop, have an Epiphone Elite Standard Plus for that...
     
  2. Bluedawg

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    You should be able to find some nice used US made LP Studios in that price range.

    A great bang for the buck LP option. Essentially a standard without the binding. You may have to change pickups if you want a more vintage sound.

    :BluesBros
     
  3. slipbeer

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    It might be hard to find a Les Paul Classic in that price range, but they are cool if you don't mind a thin neck and green inlays.
     
  5. Fifthstone

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    I have an Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard with plain top in vintage sunburst. Beatiful axe and plays and sounds great. I think Epi is phasing these out, maybe because they're creating unwanted competition for the Gibsons? I think the Customs are still available for a grand or so. I've always liked flame but the plain top has grown on me. Still jonesing for another one of these.
     
  6. whitehall

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    The Epi Japan Ltd. can still be had new from Ishibashi. In that 500-1000 range I would take an OBG- ( Orville by Gibson) Some of those that I owned were pretty nice.
     
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    Hi whitehall, I saw your post here. Do you have any other info on the Epi Japan Ltd Les Pauls? I'm on their site but there's no real information there. e.g. materials, etc.? This looks like an interesting option. Thanks.
     
  8. Fifthstone

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    Nevermind. I should've just clicked on the guitar pix.
     

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