Recently I managed to acquire an almost mint condition Epiphone Les Paul Classic. Notice the two exposed Gibson-designed open-coil humbuckers, these have enamel-coated wire, are double vacuum wax-dipped and use alnico magnets.
The Mahogany body and 24-3/4″ scale length neck has all the traditional Les Paul features, including Chrome hardware ie; Tune-o-matic bridge and stop-bar tail, a super-fast 1960s slim-taper neck, trapezoid inlays in a Rosewood fretboard and vintage style tuners.
Going off the serial number it was made in July 1999 at the Unsung Plant, Korea with the Production Number: 0951 and as far as I can tell there was only a limited run of 2000 of these made.
It needed a bit of a clean up and I changed the rusty old pickup cover screws (which I still have, and will come with the guitar if you want to keep this guitar original) with some nice shiny new ones and I think has come up a treat.
There is some typical aging, minor scratches and some yellowing of the cream binding around the neck and body, but all in all this axe is in mighty fine form. I think the red transparent burst over the beautifully quilted carved maple top on this guitar looks a whole heap nicer than the current Epiphone Les Paul standards being sold at the moment.
Check out these listings on ebay for Epiphone Les Paul Classic guitars and parts…
Original Epiphone 57CH Classic/HOTCH Humbucker Pickups fit Gibson LesPaul SG ES
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