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Details about  2004 Epiphone Elite Les Paul, Voodoo '59 Pickups, Faber Hardware, Elitist MIJ

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2004 Epiphone Elite Les Paul, Voodoo '59 Pickups, Faber Hardware, Elitist MIJ
2004-Epiphone-Elite-Les-Paul-Voodoo-59-Pickups-Faber-Hardware-Elitist-MIJ
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
Jun 30, 2012
Winning bid:
US $801.99
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$45.00 Standard Shipping | See details
Item location:
Milwaukee, WI, United States

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eBay item number:
290734393433
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Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand:

Epiphone

String Configuration: 6 String Model:

Les Paul

Dexterity: Right-Handed Body Type: Solid
Country of Manufacture: Japan

You are looking at 2004 Epiphone Elite/ Elitist Les Paul in excellent condition with many, many significant upgrades. This guitar, SN F400164, has a beautiful vintage burst finish, and was made in the Fuji-gen Japan factory right around the time that the name was changing from Elite to Elitist. The Epiphone Elite line has a well deserved reputation for the highest quality woods and workmanship, and this guitar is a fine example of just how good these Les Pauls can be. 

The guitar specs:

  • Thick bookmatched maple cap on solid bookmatched mahogany body (non weight-relieved)
  • 9.0 lbs. per my bathroom scale- which is about the perfect weight for a Les Paul in my opinion
  • 1 11/16" bone nut
  • Grover tuners with nickel finish
  • Long neck tenon joint (just like the old Kalamazoo Gibson Les Pauls)
  • Neck joined to body at 16th fret
  • 22 frets
  • 24 3/4" scale
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Original "Elitist" hard shell case

Upgrades:

  • Peter Florance Voodoo '59 Humbucker Pickups (neck pickup = 7.9K DC resistance, bridge = 8.6K custom wound for hotter output)
  • Faber Tone-Lock Bridge (ABRL-NGN) "Pro Sustainer Series" nickel finish
  • Faber Tone-Lock Tailpiece Kit including studs, steel spacers, and aluminum tailpiece (TLKIT-MSNG) "Pro Sustainer Series" nickel finish
  • Switchcraft input jack and 3-way switch
  • Vitamin Q paper in oil (PIO) tone capacitors (neck = .015uf, bridge = .022uf)
  • Schaller Strap Locks (the hardware that goes on the strap will also be included)

I have total confidence that whoever ends up with this guitar will not only be completely satisfied, but will be blown away at how good this guitar plays and sounds. This was my first venture into Les Paul land, and although I will be sad to see this one go, I'm a telecaster guy really. As mentioned, this guitar is in excellent condition, no structural or other issues, with the only noteworthy blemishes in the finish shown in photos #7 and photo #10. 

Some helpful info about the Faber tailpiece: Steel spacers are used around the studs, beneath the aluminum tailpiece to eliminate any gap and increase sustain. Provided are small, medium, and large sized spacers, depending on how high you want the tailpiece to be. Currently the medium spacers are on the guitar, but the others will be included. Also incuded is the stock bridge and tailpiece, which along with the stock 3-way switch, are the agreed upon weak points of the Elitist model. I am selling the stock pickups, Epiphone USA 50SR and 60ST in a seperate auction.

One final note: I didn't much care for the "Elitist" truss rod cover so I bought a genuine Gibson plain black truss rod cover to replace it. I will include this other truss rod cover (tucked back into its original Gibson packaging) in case you choose to do the same thing.

The guitar will be well packed and shipped in a timely manner, fully insured, via UPS Ground. Tracking # will be provided. Shipping to lower 48 states USA only. Read my feedback and know that you are buying from a reliable seller who takes very good care of his gear. Please feel free to ask questions and thanks for looking.  

 

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