Dating epiphone les paul standard
This 2011 model was only made in one small run so there aren't many of these around - most of the Harm 3 models feature the eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that's no longer available. The main attraction of this axe, however, is one major upgrade in the tone dept.It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat 13.7" radius, three good sounding humbuckers, Grover 18:1 tuners, vintage cream colored binding on body-neck-headstock, 3-ply tortoise pickguard, 3 volume and 3 tone controls, 1 5/8" nut, 13.25" lower bout. - a brand new EMG-KFK Kerry King set (pic here) which includes an EMG81, EMG85, and a PA2 20d B gain booster switch. Features include basswood body with bolt-on Canadian hard rock maple neck, die-cast Rich tuners, master volume and tone with 3-way selector (plus added boost switch), KKV inlay at the 12th fret, 24 jumbo frets, locking Floyd Rose style nut, excellent quality Kahler-X tremolo that's very similar to the older Kahler Pro.Compare this to the Chinese guitars you can get for 0 today and this is an excellent value at 5., whose bio reads like a who's-who of modern guitar manufacture.The body features a deeply sculpted cutaway on the treble side to make it easier to reach the high notes.
Charvel Charvette 150, 1990, features a nice sounding set of pickups with a Charvel Ceramic Plus in the bridge and a Carvel high-gain single coil size stacked humbucker in the neck.
When BM went in search of factories to do their imports they did it right and the quality rivals some US makers in my opinion.
The i81 features bolt-on neck, mahogany body with beautifully bookmatched flamed maple top, classic " i M" Alnico humbuckers, and "i M" precision tuners.
He said this was typical of the guitars he was building in the mid-80's and that it was probably around an '85 model.
He said it appeared to be original other than the pickups, and that it would have sold for around 00, which equates to nearly K in 2012 dollars.