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2001 Epiphone by Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty LPC-80 w/ Hangtag, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 2001 Epiphone by Gibson Les Paul Custom LPC-80 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtag and gigbag. Crafted in Japan at the Fujigen factory, this Epiphone was a result of the longstanding partnership between Gibson USA and their Japanese distributor, Yamano-Gakki. Designed only to be sold within the Japanese domestic market and featuring Gibson's "open book" headstock shape, this uncommon Epiphone iteration of the classic Les Paul Custom features a maple top, mahogany body, mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fretboard.

The pickups have a PAF-style flavor with sweet, singing highs, warm-yet-tight lows, and a sculpted midrange for optimal clarity, both metering at 7.2k ohms, at the lower end of the PAF spectrum. Weighing 10lbs and dishing out plenty of natural resonance and sonic authority, this Les Paul Custom has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, round shoulders, measuring .845” 1st fret, .955” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, block inlay, 12" radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Gold-plated, metal tulip buttons
-Headstock: “Open book” shape, split-diamond inlay, “Gibson” text on truss rod cover
-Serialization: inked 1-prefix serial dates to 2001

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple
-Pickups: Humbucker x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Gold-plated ABR-1, stopbar
-Plastics: Black speed knobs, switch surround, four-ply pickguard, white switch tip

The gloss Ebony finish is framed by multi-ply binding, and cosmetic wear includes buckle rash on the back and a concentration of small dings across the lower bout (also on the back). The top presents much more cleanly, with just a couple minor marks and light pick wear across the pickguard. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Epiphone-branded gigbag is included, along with the hangtag identifying the model.