NGD Hollow Epi Les Paul

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  1. MattS

    MattS Well-Known Member

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    I've been considering an Epiphone Les Paul ES, but thought the prices are little high, even for used ones. Then I saw this beauty at a much more reasonable price and had give it a shot. I believe it is a 2000 made in Korea. Wish the f-holes were cream-bound like the new ones are, but love the double-bound body. The body is hollow except for a block under the bridge and tailpiece. The back of the neck has been sanded down to the wood, but feels smooth and comfortable. Also, to my pleasant surprise, the previous owner installed Seymour Duncan's and left them in! Haven't weighed it yet, but feels extremely light. I think it sounds fantastic.

    Do any of you wood experts think I need to apply anything to the back of the neck to protect the wood?

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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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    Bump for purdy F Holes........

    Congrats Matt. I have never seen one of these before.
     
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    I didn't know MIK Epi semi hollow LPs existed either. Double bound plus Duncans, man that's a winner. HNGD!
     
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    You might be alright leaving the neck as is. Going off my experience they put sealer or clearcoat before the shoot the solid colors. That's how they did it for the last two Epiphone I refinished.
     
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    That's a sweet guitar Matt - SD's to boot! I'm no expert but I'd probably leave the back of neck alone if it was me. Hopefully others chime in.
     
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    HNGD! Love the color and before I started winding my own pickups, SH-1's were one of my favorites!
     
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    Maybe be a bit more careful about the weather but I wouldn't worry about the neck. How many years were we told they had to put a finish over all maple necks including fingerboard. I've had my stripped fender for 25 years with no problem. Mahogany is more open pore but if the pores still feel sealed that will mitigate the biggest worry.
    Great catch. Nice to see something different around here. I'm thinking it feels more like a very light les paul than something hollow being it is basically as solid as a big 335 but not only small like a 339 but even less hollow area being lp sized?
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    VERY pretty
     
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    What a gorgeous guitar, Matt @MattS . Is it a Vintage Sunburst midway CSB? Definitely not a Desert burst. Love it!

    Enjoy it, bro!

    Sabas.
     
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    HNGD. That's a beauty. I wouldn't mess with the neck, frankly. Looks cool as is.
     
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    Love it! WANT!!
     
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