#1
Hi!

I'm a total noob and I found this Epiphone Les Paul on Kijiji (canadian Craigslist). I'd like to know the exact model, and how much you would pay for it (it says it is in perfect condition). The guy is selling it for $500 CAD (about 380 USD).

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: http://imgur.com/a/KtrNo
Last edited by louis.obrien at Jul 11, 2016,
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Last edited by louis.obrien at Jul 11, 2016,
#4
Looks like a lefty 90s made in Korea Epiphone Les Paul. Probably a Standard. Do you have pics of the back?


If it's with a case I would say 350-500 CAD is probably fair so long as there isn't any major damage. That is around what they go for around my parts.
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#5
It may not even be an Epiphone at all. I have 5 Epiphone Les Paul's including two Korean ones from the 90's. To start there is a distinct point on the cut out of the one in your picture. Epiphone's are like Gibson's, that cutout should be rounded not a point. I checked my Epiphones and the cutout joins the neck by the 4th fret from the of the bottom of the neck. If I am seeing clearly, the guitar in your picture joins near the 3rd fret. It may be an older Epiphone from the days when thy were made by Matsmoku in Japan and Samick in Korea. Either way I don't think it's worth more than $250 if it's an actual Epiphone made from the late 80's on but if it's an old 70's early 80's era Epi I personally wouldn't touch it. That's just my opinion. The only way to know is get the serial number.
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It may not even be an Epiphone at all. I have 5 Epiphone Les Paul's including two Korean ones from the 90's. To start there is a distinct point on the cut out of the one in your picture. Epiphone's are like Gibson's, that cutout should be rounded not a point. I checked my Epiphones and the cutout joins the neck by the 4th fret from the of the bottom of the neck. If I am seeing clearly, the guitar in your picture joins near the 3rd fret. It may be an older Epiphone from the days when thy were made by Matsmoku in Japan and Samick in Korea. Either way I don't think it's worth more than $250 if it's an actual Epiphone made from the late 80's on but if it's an old 70's early 80's era Epi I personally wouldn't touch it. That's just my opinion. The only way to know is get the serial number.


I don't think the Matsumoku era ever produced LPs. Especially with that style Epiphone headstock.They mostly made the Hollowbody stuff from what I can recall. 89 was the first year for the Epiphone LP and the headstock looks completely different to the current style Epiphone headstock. Epiphone Japan still makes Epiphones now and they make LPs but they're for the JDM only and have Gibson headstocks.


You might be right about the cutaway. A few more pictures of the bridge and closer shots of the body might help out right now. The serial number can be faked pretty easy but if it's a number that is used commonly with other fakes then it could be somewhat useful.
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#8
I think you are right about Matsumoko. They probably were too early on to make LP's.
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#9
It is a legit Epi LP Standard, from ~1990-2000

and yes, there were Japan made Epi Les Pauls before the official Samick made ones came out in 1989
though Epi never will admit it.....'cause it was before Henry & Co bought Gibson/Epi
Last edited by paruwi at Jul 12, 2016,
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Epiphone Japan still makes Epiphones now and they make LPs but they're for the JDM only and have Gibson headstocks.
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No, they stopped making MiJ Les Pauls years ago
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It is a legit Epi LP Standard, from ~1990-2000

and yes, there were Japan made Epi Les Pauls before the official Samick made ones came out in 1989
though Epi never will admit it.....'cause it was before Henry & Co bought Gibson/Epi


Thats pretty interesting. Sorry to derail a bit but what were they like?


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No, they stopped making MiJ Les Pauls years ago


Thanks for the info. When did they stop?
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Thats pretty interesting.
Sorry to derail a bit but what were they like?


Thanks for the info. When did they stop?


they look similar to the 'Yamano Gakki' Epi LPs (bolt on neck two screws in the pickup cavity - one screw on the back)

they stopped in 2008 when the Elitist series got discontinued
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they look similar to the 'Yamano Gakki' Epi LPs (bolt on neck two screws in the pickup cavity - one screw on the back)

they stopped in 2008 when the Elitist series got discontinued


Thanks for the info


Now back to your regularly scheduled thread
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Hi!

I'm a total noob and I found this Epiphone Les Paul on Kijiji (canadian Craigslist). I'd like to know the exact model, and how much you would pay for it (it says it is in perfect condition). The guy is selling it for $500 CAD (about 380 USD).

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: http://imgur.com/a/KtrNo


The 'perfect condition' can be seen on the fretboard......


not worth the asked price, IMO
Last edited by paruwi at Jul 12, 2016,
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Quote by louis.obrien
Hi!

I'm a total noob and I found this Epiphone Les Paul on Kijiji (canadian Craigslist). I'd like to know the exact model, and how much you would pay for it (it says it is in perfect condition). The guy is selling it for $500 CAD (about 380 USD).

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: http://imgur.com/a/KtrNo


I sold both my Elitists for $800 CDN (each w/ OHSC) a few years ago and they were in great shape (Kijiji) ! I just sold my PRS SE245 for $490 and it was near mint (kijiji again). Don't pay that ($500) for an older run of the mill Epi. You should be able to find used Trad+s for close to that price even now. Some people ask ridiculous prices for their stuff on Kijiji.
Moving on.....
Last edited by KenG at Jul 14, 2016,