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Old 11-05-06, 11:53 PM   #1
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Epiphone Elitist and LQ

Hi,

Just curious if the Epiphone Elitists and the LQ models are essentially the same?

I see both listed as LQ and Elite respectively in the same store, so I'm wondering what the differences are? The Elite seems to be priced quite a bit higher than the LQ, so I'm assuming its of better quality?

As far as I can tell, both sport the same 'Gibson-like' headstocks and feature the same spaghettish font, and are both manufactured in Japan.

But while the LQ is still being offered as a current model, I don't see the Elite sold as new. Is the price difference due to that?

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 11-06-06, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

These guys should know

http://www.gibson.com/products/epiphone/forum/toast.asp
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Old 11-06-06, 12:25 AM   #3
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

Thanks Reinhard.

Found a thread on what I was asking!

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Old 11-06-06, 12:27 AM   #4
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

Glad you found what you were looking for
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Old 11-06-06, 06:21 AM   #5
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

:D

I can't believe it . . .

I missed out on a great deal on a practically brand new Epi LP LQ . . . . shouldn't have waited till after dinner to decide! :P

*sigh*
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Old 11-06-06, 06:29 AM   #6
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

Damn, I hate it when that happens. I'm sure you'll find another one
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Old 11-06-06, 06:56 AM   #7
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

I've got one of the Customs. It's a very nice guitar, but it's so light I shudder to think what an X-ray of it would look like! As far as I can tell the only significant difference between it and the Elitist is the absence of USA pickups. Grovers, yeah. Bone nut, yeah. Long tenon? Dunno can't be bothered to take it to bits to find out. One thing I can sat is that the laquer finish is very thin. One accidental touch against the sharp corner of my Mesa V-twin and I has a pin-prick hole through to the bare wood. Undyed maple against black stands out pretty well, but quick touch-up with a permanent black marker pen and it disappeared
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Old 11-06-06, 07:55 AM   #8
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

Steve,

I think the tenon is supposedly long like the Historics. At least thats what I've read.

At least its not as light as the Korean Epis.

Reinhard - I've actually waited for 2 whole months for one to appear. Hope I can hold out for it to happen again.

There's another one - an Elite LP with a flame top . . . but thats going for about the same price as a Gibby Studio, so I'm not too sure about that one. Both used, of course.
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Old 11-06-06, 09:06 AM   #9
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

What is an LQ model?
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Old 11-06-06, 10:23 AM   #10
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Epiphone Les Paul LQ
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Old 11-07-06, 06:22 PM   #11
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Re: Epiphone Elitist and LQ

Cool guitars. Likely as good as or better than current equivalent Gibson production models.
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