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Hello All, I have an '85 Les Paul Studio that I bought 2nd hand about 15 years ago, but was too young at the time to appreciate what I have. Previous owner made some "upgrades" that I would like to change back to make it look more original. Does anyone know specs for the '85 model year such as colors, body material, pickup type, tune type, etc.?
Bought this epiphone but know nothing about it, just fell in love with the body shape and the hardware contrast with the black... Anyone knows what model or year is this guitar? I've sent an email to some dealers but none couls help...
I play and produce for a living and happily own more than a dozen great guitars, each has its own character and can offer me something different on different sessions and backing up different people. I have a great SG and a V, along with Teles and a Strat and all kinds of things, but I have actually never owned a Les Paul. I own a studio and there are ALWAYS new things to be buying in the pro audio world, from mics to pres etc, so I don't think I can justify a major vintage LP purpose (though I would love a late 60's 3-pickup Custom). I'm looking at a couple LP standards from the early 80's. They all seem to have Tim Shaw humbuckers in them and at this stage they are past the point of the sandwich body. My gut is telling me to spend the extra money on something from this era as opposed to something from the 90s or 00s, but the values seem to be pretty varied. A used item is only worth what someone will pay for it so - what would YOU pay for a reasonable-shape early-80's LP? Or, can you give me a good reason to stay away from these guitars?