Epiphone Les Paul Custom Informaion please

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  1. Shelley McPharlin

    Shelley McPharlin New Member

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    Epiphonefront.jpg I have recently aquired an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. It's a double cutaway. I am fairly sure it was made in the 90's but other than that I can find absolutely no info about it. i.e. Where was it made? Is there a place to find specs on it? Here is the serial # 199011390. I sure would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks! I have included a pic as well.
     
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  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Hi,

    Welcome here @ €piTalk

    the serial is

    I (not 1) = Saein factory Korea
    99=year
    01=month
    1390= production/batch/whatever#
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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  4. Shelley McPharlin

    Shelley McPharlin New Member

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    Well Thank You so much!, Guess I need stronger glasses! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer me.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    That is an important part of this community :thumb:
     
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    Your SG types are by default.

    I prefer them to Les Pauls.
     
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    Welcome in Shelley and beautiful LP it is.
     
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    OK, now I'm confused. I thought a Les Paul was the model with the specific single cutaway shape designed by Les Paul and originally produced by Gibson and then Epiphone and then et al. I looked at the picture and thought, "that's not a Les Paul, it's an SG." But the truss rod cover and scratch plate both say Les Paul. Someone could have put a different truss rod cover on it but not the scratch plate. Can someone enlighten me?
     
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    In 1961, Gibson "updated" the traditional single-cutaway Les Paul to a sleek new double-cutaway design, Les hated the design so it was called the SG Standard after 1962..
     
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    Exactly why Les Paul's wife Mary Ford played it and not Les. She loved that guitar.
     
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    Never knew that, thanks. I also went to Wikipedia. So then would this be considered a reissue of a '61-'63 Les Paul Custom?
     
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    I saw that white SG on an episode of Pawn Stars.
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing. The three humbuckers are not consistent with the 61 LP Tribute.

    EDIT: Never mind, Mary Ford's was HHH.

    Welcome to Epi-Talk @Shelley McPharlin
     
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    Yup. I chased one with a branded Maestro a couple of years ago, until the bidding got too rich for my blood.
     
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    Easy to understand why she would.
     
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    I've never played an SG but according to Wiki, more SGs have been sold than Les Pauls. I never would have guessed that.
     
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    I wouldn't have expected that either.
     
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    They have been Gibson's golden goose since their inception. The Les Paul single cut was widely ignored until English players showed a few in the late 60s. The SG has never been out of production since 1961.
     
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    The Les Paul was actually discontinued between 1961-'68 due to low sales. The SG has remained in continuous production since it was introduced.
     
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    Echoes happen in empty chambers.
    :rofl:
     

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