This is a beautiful Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Studio model with vintage sunburst finish. It is in mint or near mint condition - having been played less than 4 hours. I have owned her since 2005 and have kept her in the case for most of that time. She still has the plastic film on the switch cover and sticker on the pickguard. There is one 3 mm ding on the back, lower bout, next to the control cavity cover plate. The neck pickup cover has some patina. This guitar looks, plays, sounds, and feels great!  My local luthier (at Guitar Masters Music) just checked her over, polished the frets and did a fresh setup. She comes with an original Epiphone hard shell case.

The Elitist Series was made at the factory in Japan from 2003 thru 2006. They were originally called the Elite Series. The Epiphone Elitist Series includes high-end features such as real Abalone and Pearl inlays, bone nuts and saddles, hand-rubbed finishes. The Elitists Les Paul Studio models were spected with:

  • Bookmatched maple top
  • Bookmatched African Mahogany back and slim-tapered neck
  • Neck: Set1-pc Mahogany, 22 fret
  • 12”radius neck
  • Neck Joint: Set at16th fret
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot markers
  • 50SR USA humbucker at the neck
  • 60ST USA humbucker at the bridge
  • USA made Independent volume and tone controls
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar
  • Nickel hardware
  • Grover Tuners
  • 1-11/16" bone nut
  • 24-3/4" scale

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Elitist Les Paul Studio (Japanese Export)
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • 2004
Made In
  • Japan
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Color Family
  • Brown
  • Sunburst
Model Family
  • Epiphone Les Paul
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Model Sub-Family
  • Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
  • Epiphone Elitist
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Number of Frets
  • 22
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
  • Medium Jumbo
Nut Width
  • 1.6875"
Top Material
  • Maple
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock

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Pine Island Guitar

Sarasota, FL, United States
Joined Reverb:2019

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