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Epiphone Les Paul Elite 1996 - 1998 - Ebony - MIK

Epiphone Les Paul Elite 1996 - 1998 - Ebony - MIK

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Introducing the Epiphone Les Paul Elite, a true gem from the late 1990s that showcases great Korean made craftsmanship and performance. With its sleek Ebony finish and exceptional features, this guitar is a testament to Epiphone's dedication to creating instruments of unmatched quality. This guitar also comes with a gator hardshell case.  

The Les Paul Elite exudes timeless elegance with its deep, rich Ebony finish that highlights the beautiful wood grain of its maple top. The mahogany body offers a warm and resonant tone, while the weight-relieved design ensures a comfortable playing experience, even during long hours on stage or in the studio. Overall weight is around 8 lbs 8oz. 

Equipped with a DiMarzio dp161 made in USA pickup in the bridge, and what appears to be possibly a Seymour Duncan humbucker in the neck. I'm also throwing in a pair of Epiphone humbucking pickups (pictured) in case you want to convert back to its original look (gold humbuckers). This guitar delivers a powerful and versatile sound from thick, roaring tones to sweet, singing leads, the DP-161 pickup is a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords, because individual notes won’t smear together with heavy overdrive, and clean sounds crisp. 

The slim-tapered mahogany D shaped neck with a rosewood fretboard provides a smooth and effortless playing experience. The 22 medium jumbo frets allow for precise intonation and comfortable bends, while the mother-of-pearl rectangle inlays add a touch of elegance to the instrument's appearance.

Featuring high-quality Grover tuners and a Tune-o-Matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece, the Les Paul Elite offers excellent tuning stability and precise intonation. Whether you're unleashing powerful riffs or exploring intricate melodies, this guitar ensures that your playing remains in perfect tune throughout your performance.

With its impeccable craftsmanship, attention to detail, and outstanding playability, the Epiphone Les Paul Elite is a testament to the golden era of guitar manufacturing. Whether you're a collector, a vintage enthusiast, or a player seeking a high-end instrument, this guitar represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of musical history.

This guitar has a few minor blemishes of note. There are some surface scratches on the back that I've attempted to capture as well as a few minor spots where theres cosmetic blemishes in the binding (pictured). This guitar intonates well and plays great. It's currently setup with 10's and also features a conditioned fretboards as well as smooth frets and fret ends. 

Experience the timeless beauty and legendary sound of the Epiphone Les Paul Elite. From its stunning Ebony finish to its exceptional tonal capabilities, this guitar is the epitome of craftsmanship and sophistication. Elevate your playing to new heights with the Les Paul Elite and discover the magic that only a vintage-inspired instrument can provide.

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