1996 Epiphone Les Paul Elite | Custom Florentine | Parsons Street Humbuckers w/ Fresh Re-Wire


Regular price $599.00

Lower 48 States Only

Here is an absolutely fantastic sounding and playing 1996 Epiphone (Korea) Les Paul Elite.  This model was produced in very limited runs from 1996 to 1998 and was the predecessor to the Les Paul Florentine.  

The neck is straight and rosewood fingerboard has been cleaned and conditioned.  The frets have been leveled, crowned, and polished.  The nut has been properly slotted for extremely comfortable playing and the intonation is set.  

The electronics have been completely overhauled with a fresh set of Golden Age Parsons Street AlNiCo V humbuckers, CTS 550 kΩ Custom Audio Taper Pots with MOD Oil-filled capacitors.  The toggle is a gold Switchcraft standard/tall frame toggle found in most Gibsons along with a matching gold Switchcraft #11 output jack.  All wired up with vintage style braided shield pushback wire.

This guitar is stamped "2nd" for an unknown factory flaw.  The top is in great shape overall for a 25 year old guitar showing only very minor light surface scratches - black does show everything.  The back looks similar with the addition to a few dings were the pain was broken that have been touched up with an unknown finish - still visible but no longer exposed.

Comes complete with the original TKL hardshell case free of any odors or excessive wear.  Again, a fantastic sounding a playing guitar that you just don't see every day with just a bit of light wear.