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Hi folks, new to the forum and I have a quick question...


Just bought my first Ephiphone off eBay (yep a bit risky!) but I believe I've picked up a good one but don't know the model of it as there was limited description.


All I know is the serial number S020403573 which indicates it was made at the Samick factory in 2002.


The guitar itself (don't know how to post a picture!) has:

No pick guard

Cherry sunburst (lines sort of goin across)

Black pick ups

4 gold knobs

Black switch

On the head stock it says Epiphone slanted

Les Paul in script

GIBSON vertically


Can anyone help me out?

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Looks good to me. I have never seen a copy with the Korean style "Gibson" truss rod cover.


I would say that someone has modded a bit and taken off the pickguard. (if I'm not mistaken, there looks like a wee hole where the screw would have been).


I think it's a LP standard.

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Yes my first instinct was a classic that's why I got it but I wasn't sure. I hope upon close inspection it isn't a fakerino :)


Thanks for your help, phew!


Just short of £150 is a good deal in the uk on an epi les paul std. Nice looking guitar mate, got yourself a bargain. I could do with an eBay impulse buy ha

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Seems to be an Epi LP Classic




or a LP standard with pulled off pickup covers






The Classic was only available in gold or black in 2002. and the classic plus was not available until 2003. I still say standard with some modifications.

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