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Elitist Custom with China Serial?


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45 minutes ago, bobouz said:

Unfortunately, someone is trying to pull something shady.

That's what I thought. The guy couldn't answer my questions, didn't seem very knowledgable on the guitar and wasn't asking much for it.

I decided to check it out again. It was sitting in a vintage Gibson case (authentic 70's case). The guitar is a solid body, wine red, grover tuners, looks like Epi 57 pickups.

Weird part, the headstock had a "CustomElitist" tag and the pick guard has a faded "Custom Elitist" print on it. Looks like somebody probably replaced them?

Looks like it's a LP Pro Top, serial is a 2005 serial. 

Anyway, gave the guy a low ball offer (mainly wanted the case)... he took it.

 

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The headstock will tell you, as far as I know there isn't a elite with a normal epiphone headstock. They either have a gibson style, or a  thinner gretsch style with a bump on the top.

The custom wasn't offered in that flame top and had different binding.Also the pick guard isnt off a custom elite, they were black.

It could be a flame top elite, but they weren't offered in wine red. Also its almost impossible given the serial number, Japan wouldn't put a China number on.

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