Q: Epiphone Elitist LP '57 and neck tenon?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Ud Reks, May 31, 2008.

  1. Ud Reks

    Ud Reks Member

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    Anyone know if the Epi Elitist '57 LP has a long neck tenon?

    I'm asking here because it's not in any of the literature I've found, which means this might be a "mystery."
     
  2. Sparky6string

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    Most definitely. All the Elitist Les Pauls do, and they're all made in the same place.
     
  3. Ud Reks

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    I guess I meant the Historic length tenon.

    I believe that the vast majority of US Gibsons do NOT have the long neck tenon, only the Historic models and some customs.

    That's why I was wondering if the Elitists have them in the '57.

    I'm assuming that the Elitist Standards don't have a long tenon because the Gibson LP Standards don't, but I could be wrong there. Are you saying that all Elitist Standards do have a long tenon even though the Gibson Standards don't?
     
  4. Sparky6string

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    Yup.
     
  5. Ud Reks

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    Well, thanks for that info. I'm very surprised.
     
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    I know, it's odd that this construction trait, which is so highly regarded by vintage officiandos has not been adopted on more US made Gibsons, but is available on these faily common, and reasonably priced Epi's. The Elitists are not exactly cheap, but they are quite a bit cheaper than the custom shop models, you'd think this would become a feature in more LP models, even other models lines.
     
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    True Epi`s have the long neck tenon.Unfortunately Gibson wants you to pay big coin for a long tenon guitar.Good luck.
     

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