Epiphone by Gibson Rare 2000 Japanese Les Paul Custom Open Book Black Beauty
Beautiful Japanese Epiphone Ebony Les Paul Custom from 2000 built at the renowned FujiGen plant. Not to be confused with the cheap mass-produced Chinese Epiphone Les Pauls you see in pretty much every guitar store. This was built to a very high standard in Japan at FujiGen Gakki. Gibson’s brief experiment with Japan Epis was massively successful but relatively short lived, and those that were made are gaining a huge cult following. It’s not hard to see why when you pick up this beast! It’s an LPC-80 and has the sought-after Japanese Gibson open book headstock, long neck tenon and a comfortable ‘59 profile neck. The pickups combine really well on this one. The neck is the original Epiphone Japan and the bridge has a Seymor Duncan zebra. It weighs a very decent non-chambered 4.2kg. No issues structurally or electrically. Neck dead straight, truss rod fine and plenty of life left in the frets. In original factory condition with no mods, breaks or repairs etc. There are a few bumps, scuffs & general playwear, couple of nick in the neck etc. Nothing serious at all and overall it’s pretty clean for a Japanese Epi Custom; these things got played! Comes with vintage Japanese HSC, in fine working order. A rare Japanese FujiGen-built open book Epiphone Black Beauty!
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