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Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom White/Gold - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Introduced in 2003, the Epiphone Elitist series was discontinued for competing too well with Gibson!


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What We Think

If you can't tell from the pictures, this bargain of a tonemonster is unusually clean 'n' crispy.  We love every Elitist model we've received, period, but we're rarely fortunate enough to be able to offer them in this pristine level of condition.  Opening that purple-lined case with this beauty in there is scientifically proven to elevate mood levels!

Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom White/Gold Electric - Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Michael Buckley tests out a pre-owned Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom with a Klon KTR Overdrive Pedal and a Lil Dawg Amps SuperDawg combo.

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

Designed for the professional musician, the Elite line from Epiphone combines over 125 years of instrument building experience and expertise with the finest materials. The results are instruments of impeccable quality and beauty.

The Elite Wood

At the heart of every great instrument is the wood itself. That’s why every piece of wood used in the Elite line is hand-selected. It is then slowly and painstakingly dried to perfection in custom kilns until it is at the ideal moisture content.

The Elite Necks

All Elite necks are cut at a 14o grain orientation from one piece of wood for optimum strength, stability and tonal response. As done with all great instruments, the necks are then carefully and individually fitted to the body using a hand-glued, dovetail neck joint.

The Elite Bodies

All Elite bodies are made from the finest tone woods such as real Mahogany and individually selected for their weight and tonal qualities. They are then cut and book-matched to perfection.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Weight: 9.15 lbs

Serial Number: F700605

Year: 2008 (est)

Tuners Grover

Fingerboard Rosewood

Neck 1-pc Mahogany, 22 fret

Neck Joint Set, 16th fret

Nut 1-11/16, Bone

Scale 24-3/4

Top Book-Matched Maple

Back Book-Matched Mahogany

Sides n/a

Rhythm PU 50SR (USA Humbucker)

Treble PU 60ST (USA Humbucker)

Controls 2-V, 2-T; 3-Way SW

Hardware 24K Gold

Finish: Vintage White