#1
ive recently purchased a second hand (but in very good nick) epiphone les paul custom from my local store, i beleive its a older model for it has gibson written on the truss cover rather than lp custom.

i today compared it to my dads LP standard which is only 2 years old and found my custom to be so much lighter, which was a shock for me for i thaught they would be the same being both mahogany guitars.

Could someone please shed light on why this might be?

Im hoping i havnt been conned and what lies under the customs finish is a shoddy peice of wood.
#2
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ive recently purchased a second hand (but in very good nick) epiphone les paul custom from my local store, i beleive its a older model for it has gibson written on the truss cover rather than lp custom.

i today compared it to my dads LP standard which is only 2 years old and found my custom to be so much lighter, which was a shock for me for i thaught they would be the same being both mahogany guitars.

Could someone please shed light on why this might be?

Im hoping i havnt been conned and what lies under the customs finish is a shoddy peice of wood.


my custom and standard are similar weight, i think my custom is slightly heavier?
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#3
thats the way i think it should be, seems strange that mines complete oposite
#4
different pieces of wood are different weights. I played a super light LP (non chambered) at guitar center the other day. Mine weighs 10 pounds.
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#5
My Epiphone Custom is an older one, I think around 1997, has the Gibson Truss Rod cover, and it is fairly heavy. Haven't really compared to others, but I think its about the same. I wish mine was lighter though.
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#7
ok cheers for all the replies, but what im thinking is checking around for the possibility of it being a fake. i know there are alot out there and when i rang gibson yesterday they did not recognise the serial number
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