Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

1994 Epiphone Les Paul Custom MIK & New Hard Case


  This Epiphone Les Paul custom came in as a PX against another guitar. Initially I had thought "just another Epiphone Les Paul" & I was going to sell it on ebay but when I looked at all of the modifications that had been made to the guitar and I played it, I quickly changed my mind. This is a seriously good guitar !

This guitar has a slimmer neck than some Epiphones I have played. This suits my smaller hands & I find it very comfortable

This Epiphone was built at the Samick factory in Korea in 1994 so it's one of the earlier Korean models which are quite sought after these days. They were made better then and they play better (IMO) The main upgrade to this guitar is a pair of Dimarzio Zebra humbuckers with coil splitting. They sound fabulous. In the neck position is a Dimarzio PAF 57 Pro & at the bridge is a Super Distortion. Both pickups have been wired for coil splitting as well as in/out phase. This is done using the 4 push/push pots. The other great upgrades are the addition of a set of Grover "kidney" tuners as well as a bespoke bone nut and a retrofit Bigsby tremolo system. This has been added without any holes being drilled on the top of the guitar. A plate was hand made by a luthier which sits where the stop tail bar would normally be. The Bigsby works really well but it can fairly easily be removed also. The guitar is also supplied with a new shaped hard case

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Specifications

Body Material - Mahogany with a Mahogany top

Neck - Mahogany 3 piece & through neck construction  

Bone nut

Scale Length - 625mm (24.75")

Rosewood 22 frets . Block markers

Width at nut - 42mm

Width at 12th fret - 52mm  

Pickups Neck Dimarzio PAF '57 Pro

Bridge Dimarzio Super Distortion

2 x Volume. Both with push/push action which coil splits the pickups

2 x Tone  Both with push/push action which puts the  pickups in/out of phase

3 way switch

Hardwear - Chrome finish

Roller bridge

Grover enclosed tuners

Bigsby Tremolo System

Supplied with new Thoman fitted case

Weight 4365 Grams  (9lb 10oz)

All work carried out to the guitar has been to a high standard. The frets have also been dressed & the control cavity fully shielded.

The guitar had a few small scratches & dents when it came in. These have almost all been removed now leaving a guitar that looks & plays really well. You can see that the guitar has been played over the years and there are some marks around the headstock but all in all I would say that it is in excellent used condition.

  Serial number confirms manufacture in 1994 in Korea

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping 

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