This is a limited edition sparkle finish Epiphone Les Paul LE made in Korea in 1996. It is in wonderful condition for a 20 year old guitar and has been well cared for. There are a couple of small surface dings (photos included) but otherwise it is in beautiful shape. The bridge pickup has been upgraded to a Seymour Duncan pickup.
Epiphone made a limited run of custom sparkle guitars in the mid-to-late 90s that were Made in Korea. The colors released in limited numbers were: Blue Flake, Silver Flake, Red Flake, Gold Flake, Green Flake, and t Purple Flake.
The guitars produced in Korea have "Gibson" in-scripted on the truss rod cover. The Korean built Epiphone Les Pauls were some of the best due to better suppliers of wood at the time, which makes a difference in sound. The guitars produced were known to have a slightly deeper, richer sound.
Made in Korea. (Epiphone guitars have been made in China for the last few years, the Korean made guitars' fit, finish, and quality of materials are generally considered to be superior.) "Epiphone Limited Edition" logo on back of headstock.
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** This is used gear and therefore may have cosmetic imperfections and blemishes such as swirls, dings, scratches, etc. not visible in photos. If you are concerned about cosmetic issues please call our shop or come by during normal business hours and we will further describe the guitar.
Retrotone Guitars is a brick and mortar store in Armuchee, Georgia. All guitars are inspected and set up by our inhouse technician. Buyers are encouraged to ask questions before placing an order. Please do not hesitate to contact the store directly.
1996 Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Red Sparkle