#1
Epi les paul custom, rarely used, excellent condition with hardcase for $350AUD?

I'm sorta suspicious though, it's $1000 AUD retail. Apparently no chips in paints, bad scratches or dents, I'm going to check it out though this afternoon.

Thoughts? What are the customs like? I've only played a standard.
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#2
If it's a real one and it's in good condition I'd got for it if I was you; the Epi customs are at least as good as the lower end Gibsons, if not better.
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#3
whats AUD compared to USD?
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#5
Ok, problem converting AUD to USD is that retail price varies far more significantly, but:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/finance

He's selling it for 337.120USD but it retails at 963.200USD in Australia.

What are the biggest giveaways about authenticity of it. He sounds pretty non-suss, but I'll ask him where he bought it from. I'll start looking at pics so that if it is fake I can pick out differences. Thanks a heap guys, you are incredibly speedy.
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#6
AUD is worth a little less than CND which is worth a little less than USD.

Go for it, and never look back. I'd still do it if it was fairly beat up, as long as it played like normal. That's a damn fine guitar, especially for that price.
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#8
From a person about 10 minutes drive from me. I was actually saving for a Standard, but what the heck? Why not a custom? Plus, any bumps, scratches or dents only adds character. I'm watching vids of it now . I'll post pictures if it's good .
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#9
do it. I got a standard for 250 us dollars. $350 for a custom is not that big of a deal. It might need to be set up, but go for it. if all fails just resale it.

EDIT: Buy it for sure. Then you have extra money to put towards a new amp or some pedal(s).
#10
That's $350 AUD. Which is $337 USD, but that's not bad considering the markup on guitars in Australia.

Yes, after this it's a new amp.

EDIT: I can only find a Custom Plus in Heritage Cherry, maybe he doesn't realize it's a plus .
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Last edited by Noodle93 at Jul 11, 2008,
#11
Quote by Noodle93
That's $350 AUD. Which is $337 USD, but that's not bad considering the markup on guitars in Australia.

Yes, after this it's a new amp.



Yea. Just make sure you play it before you buy it of course.
Whats the finish on it?
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#12
I have a ten watt practice amp that came with a strat copy ;(. I'm not disappointed with the sound of a strat copy through it and I'm not gigging, and I don't play very loud in general.

It's a Cherry Sunburst.
I'll probably take it to a music store and get it setup if it's bad. There's nothing a tech can't do.
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#13
Yea, i need to take my les paul in to get set up.

But if you just using it for bed room only, you should check out the roland cube series. They are really good for the size and price or try a Epiphone VJ or Blackheart if your looking for a small tube.
#14
Yeah, I was sorta looking for tube, but it's a big fuss. I'd buy a Cube though. They seem pretty reputable. I'm also looking at Vox 30W.
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Yeah, I was sorta looking for tube, but it's a big fuss. I'd buy a Cube though. They seem pretty reputable. I'm also looking at Vox 30W.


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#16
Yes Valvetronix. Cause like 30W valve is roughly equivalent to 60w Solid State? The only time in the near future I can imagine me playing with a band is at my youth group, which is a small room anyway.
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#18
Ok thanks a heap. He should be calling in the next few hours.
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#19
He rang again, and is at a family function. So I'm going in the morning.

Any things I should look out for on the guitar to check authenticity?

/doublepost
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#20
Here's somethings u might wanna check:
-Ask for the serial number of it and check it up on the net
-Look out for obvious differences between the real thing and it
-Try it out
-Does it feel too light/heavy or too shabby
-Look out for defects, thats why it may be sold for so low

If things go well, u might end up saving lots of cash to buy yourself something useful + a sweet new axe
#21
As an owner of a Custom Plus, have you seen any CUSTOM's that come in Cherry Sunburst? I know Custom Plus' do, but I haven't seen any customs. I've only played a Standard instore, and that's what I was saving for, but I just want to pounce this offer. I know how Epiphone SN's are made, so I'll just ask him when he bought it (and compare it to the SN), where from etc. If he has proof of purchase I'm pretty much sold.
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#22


Bought it. He bought it in London. Made in 03. At EE.

I just gotta adjust the action.
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#23
whats with the cutaway? it looks kidna weird to me
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#24
Yeah it kinda does. But meh. It plays well, I'm going to to take it to a shop to get it setup and I have a receipt from the guy so I can go back if it's screwed up.

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