Played, liked it, bought it (not sure what it is tho)..

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  1. natec

    natec TDPRI Member

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    Is it a Special / Faded / Not an LP at all?

    I've only seen single volume and tone knobs on an epi before...

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    Not sure if this helps:

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    It's got the body shape of a Les Paul Special. I thought Specials usually have four knobs, but I've seen pictures of some with three knobs. The LP Special Double Cut has a similar knob configuration as the pictures, and comes in "worn ebony," but has a different body shape. Epiphone made some guitars with that configuration, but they said Epiphone on the headstock and had P90s. My guess is it's a Special with a particular knob configuration that Gibson is no longer making. But that's only a guess.

    If it plays great and you like the sound, who cares?

    And congratulations.

    How are those pickups?
     
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    Les Paul Custom Studio?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I sit corrected.

    I'd stand corrected, but I'm sitting. Didn't notice the curvature on the top.

    I still want to know about those pickups.
     
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    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

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    From the above link:

    Pickups Rhythm
    Lead
    Style: Rhy DS-A5 (Blk)
    Lead DS-A5+ (Blk)
    Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5200
    5400
    Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42)
    Copper (42)
    Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61" x 0.68"
    2.61" x 0.68"
    Coil Material: ABS
    ABS
    Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound
    Machine Wound
    Pole Piece Material: Stainless Steel Slug
    Stainless Steel Slug
    Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.675"
    22.75"
    Slug Material: Stainless Steel Slug
    Stainless Steel Slug
    Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 0.187 x 0.489"
    0.187 x 0.489"
    Magnet Material: Alnico V
    Alnico V
    Magnet Position from Nut: 19.5 "
    23.50"
    Magnet Dimensions: 2.375" x 0.5"
    2.375" x 0.5"
    Polarities:


    Cover: Open Coil
    Open Coil
    Qfactor: 5.53
    5.54
    ResistanceDC: 7925
    8140
    Resonant Frequency: 2704
    2623
     
  11. natec

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    So far so good. I don't have a ton of experience but they sound quite good through my Blues Jr and Super Champ XD
     
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    just right.....
     
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    I never saw a skinny headstock like that that wasn't some kind of Melody Maker...but there ya go.
     
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    Headstock looks like a melody maker. From what I understand, those are still fantastic guitars.


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    Just ask Gibson!
     
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    I think that one was supposed to fit kind of in-between the USA Melody Maker they had out around that same time and an LP Faded, so it's got a headstock somewhat in-between a Melody Maker headstock and their regular headstock.
     
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    Update: I had it in for my local tech to look over and he's fairly convinced it is counterfeit. Says all of the electronics, and input jack appear to be unknown/Asian manufacture. Also the serial number had some format issue.

    He's not trying to sell me anything - and I've known this guy for a while, so I tend to believe him. He also knows the owner of the (also local) shop where I picked it up, and suggested I take it back and see what they'll do.

    I'm bummed, but I'll go in level headed and talk it out - see what happens.
     
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    I didn't notice the top curvature in the pic either, thought it was a LP Special II.
     
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