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Stumbled across this on CL. It's cut like an SG but it claims to be an LP Custom. Label mishap at the Chinese knockoff factory or the real deal?
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yeah big time

look at truss rod cover
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yeah big time

look at truss rod cover


actually, Epi's have the dual screws at the bottom, unlike a Gibson


its probably legit, but get the serial number and do a check first

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Just remember that the SG was a LP during the Early sixties.
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actually, Epi's have the dual screws at the bottom, unlike a Gibson


its probably legit, but get the serial number and do a check first

Eh, I'm not really interested, just saw it and was wondering if it was real because I've never seen anything like it. I don't see why Epiphone would market something as a Les Paul when it's clearly cut exactly like an SG
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i THINK thats a G400 custom, usually their a cream colour, but i saw one of these in black like this a while ago.
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i heard that the SG was originally a les paul custom, but thats just me
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Eh, I'm not really interested, just saw it and was wondering if it was real because I've never seen anything like it. I don't see why Epiphone would market something as a Les Paul when it's clearly cut exactly like an SG

When SGs were first produced/released they were called Les Paul Customs or Les Paul SG or something like that, so this is probably just a replica of the original SGs. It looks legit to me anyway.
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Yeah the sg customs with 3 pickups have les paul on the truss rod cover.
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Ask the guy for the serial number. It looks like a really cool guitar. It must be old because SGs used to be called Les Pauls, and the tuners are the classic kind
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Ask the guy for the serial number. It looks like a really cool guitar. It must be old because SGs used to be called Les Pauls, and the tuners are the classic kind


don't think it's old. just a reissue.

anyway, looks legit to me. a friend of mine had the same guitar in white. was pretty nice!
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its a 60s les paul custom copy by epiphone, yes its legit, in the 60s gibson redesigned the les paul without his consent to the SG body because it was lighter, and more costly. he diddnt like all the sharp curves and sales decreased because back then the sg was a risky shape for guitars, they renamed that the Solid body Guitar and went back to the old LP style.
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That guitar is perfectly legit. I've played quite a few of the Epi SG-Les Paul Customs.
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The only thing that looked weird to me was the spacing between the vol & tone controls. Thye look awful crowded. Is that normal?
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The original Les Pauls looked like the Les Pauls we see today but.....

"Gibson modified the Les Paul line. This 1961 issue Les Paul guitar was thinner and much lighter than the earlier models, with two sharply pointed cut-aways and a vibrato system. However, the redesign was done without Les Paul's knowledge. When the musician saw the guitar, he asked Gibson to remove his name from the instrument and parted ways with the company. Although this separation occurred in 1960, Gibson had a surplus stock of "Les Paul" logos and truss rod covers, and so continued to use the Les Paul name until 1963. At that point, the SG guitar's name was finally changed to "SG", which stood simply for Solid Guitar. In addition to the SG line, Gibson continued to issue the less expensive Jr's and Specials (and the Melody Makers) with the newer body style. These were the standard Gibson electric models until the reintroduction of the Les Paul Standard Goldtop and the Les Paul Custom guitars to the market in 1968."

So there were a few years where the SG shape was the Les Paul! From the pics I would say it's a Genuine Epi Les Paul Custom. IMO $250.00 is a decent price, the ones I have seen and checked out run between $300.00 and $320.00 used.


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