Help : Epiphone Les Paul 2000 Specs

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  1. Jonat

    Jonat New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Looking for some help to identify the specs of this 2000 Les Paul (S/N U00050151). Made in Korea? I need confirmation but if I remember well it might be a Les Paul Custom Limited Edition. Not certain of the color (Mahogany / orange). Modification : I changed the pickups for Gibson Classic 57 & 57+. Anyone have seen this guitar before and could confirm the specs? Any idea of the actual market value? Thanks

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    Looks like a clear finish over mahogany to me. Specs I know not but Paruwi should.
     
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  3. Jonat

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    I’ve read somewhere vintage mahogany could look like orange. You might be right! Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Definitely an LP Custom and most certainly made in Korea as displayed in the #, TRC, and 'fine Korean craftsmanship' of the the tuning key alignment.

    The color is cool and very 70's looking. Looks like mahogany to me too. Or at least mahogany veneer.

    As @soulman969 said, @Paruwi will know more about it I'm sure. He's the resident expert on all things Epi.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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  7. Jonat

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    Many thanks @Paruwi
    Impossible to find pictures of the same LP online. I bought this guitar back in 2000 in Montreal. As you said might be a special run for the dealer. Any idea of the actual market value?
     
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    No I haven’t. I am the original owner so it isn’t a refinish that I have done. Thanks.
     
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    Ahh so it's Canadian eh? Long & McQuade has a lot of exclusive Epi's. I would guess it's probably a special run.
     
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    Yes Canadian but not from Long & McQuade. Bought this one at Steve’s Music.
     
  11. Kostas Kritsilas

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    There are no Long & McQuade stores in Montreal.
     
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    They were still on St-Antoine (Craig street) ? Then I'm with the special LP Custom run for that store. Only someone that worked there 20 years ago and would miraculously remember that special order, could help you.
     
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  13. Jonat

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    Yes exactly on St-Antoine. Thanks for your input!
     
  14. Kostas Kritsilas

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    They have moved since, I think 2018 or 2018, as the city is redeveloping the area. I will talk to a friend of mine (a luthier) who worked there at one time in the guitar repair shop. I don't know what time frame, though, so he may have been there a longer time ago than the 20 years.
     
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    There's a store on the South Shore too now.
     
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    Sounds good. Let me know if you hear back from your friend! Thanks!
     
  17. Kostas Kritsilas

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    I will be seeing him tomorrow, and I will ask.

    This is the first I have heard of Steve's having two stores. They were a fixture on St. Antoine for years and years. There was also the famous Simon's camera/photo store on the next block over. I guess they have had to move as well, unless they closed. I thin they are expanding the Convention Center, and pused a lot of businesses out.
     
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    It was still called Craig Street when Simon's and the numerous pawn shops were there. I bought my first bass, an Aria in one of those pawn shops in ... maybe 1967 or so. Something like this one. Great bass !

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