(SOLD) Epiphone Les Paul Deluxe Bass Tobacco Sunburst 1997
Epiphone LP Bass, sunburst, made in Korea 1997. These don't come around that often! It's funny how the Epiphone LP guitar is one of the most ubiquitous models ever made, but this appears to be one of two for sale on the whole dang internet right now. It's blessed with a very pretty maple top with some lovely flame grain, brought to life in glowing amber and chocolate brown in the burst finish... it looks great. Being a mid-90s Korean made example, the woodwork is very tight and tidy; the quality control was very good in this era. It's a dark and swampy tone with a thick fundamental note, so it works especially well with a pick and a dose of overdrive. If you're after a cool looking bass to doom or grunge up your neighborhood with, this might be a fun little choice.
Model: Epiphone Les Paul Deluxe Bass
Made: 1997, Korea, Unsung plant (serial U97122026)
Finish: tobacco sunburst
Body: mahogany, chambered, flame maple veneer top
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, 34" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: Epiphone humbucker x2
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs and dimples on the back only. The back has some scuffs near the neck joint, in the elbow area and back edge and in the middle of the body. The sides have minor scuffs on the horns and some dimples in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has some dimples in the elbow area and near the knobs and some play wear on the horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have some normal wear but appear to have been recently levelled and dressed, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 45-105 Moonshiners strings.