Epiphone 2001 Made in Korea Les Paul "Standard Translucent": Color TR "Translucent Red"

This is an excellent example of the Epiphone Les Paul. This guitar has a mahogany body with a maple top, with mahogany set neck for direct transmission of the strings for the famous Les Paul massive sustain. Add to that, classic Made in Korea Les Paul Alnico Humbuckers for crystal breaking highs, and thunderous bass….

The Standard Transluscent is listed as made from 1995-2000, but this specific guitar was from the last production run in April 2001. Most production was shifted out of Korea into China in 2001. Based on the serial number, we know this guitar was made at the Saein Plant, Korea, in April, 2001: Production Number 3045.

This guitar comes with a used hard case, new strap and picks.




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Instrument Specifications

Refurbish Type: Lorien Guitar Recovery Refurbished
Dexterity: Right Handed
Brand: Epiphone
Color: Red
Guitar Type: Solid Body Electric
Number Of Strings: 6
Guitar Scale: Full Scale


Les Paul Standard Translucent

1995-2000 (This one was made on last run in early 2001)
Made in Korea


Mahogany body
Maple cap


Set mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile
Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
22 frets
24.75″ scale
1.68″ nut width


Single-ply body & neck
Naturally Aged as seen in Pictures


Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker pickups
2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
3-way selector switch


Nickel hardware
LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Grover tuners
Amber bell speed knobs


Translucent Red (TR)


Lorien Guitar Recovery Refurbished Instruments

In addition to selling newer factory refurbished instruments, Lorien Guitar Recovery is in the business of recovering unique older Epiphone, Squier, Mexican Fender, and other mid-range guitars for resale.

This instrument is a used guitar, and was refurbished by Lorien Guitar Recovery. Unlike a typical used guitar, this one was completely checked out, and tested by skilled guitar Technicians, and then put through a multi-point refresh and refurbish process. That process, described below, is designed to make the instrument fully playable and in most cases, almost like new. But we can’t get every nick or scratch, so we show you detailed pictures of the instrument, and highlight any flaws or finish imperfections. On this instrument, we could find nothing. It is practically new.

Our Refurbish Process

First we inspect the instrument for any physical or functional issues or damage. If the instrument has too much damage or does not meet minimum requirements, it is disassembled for parts and recycled; if it meets basic requirements it is refurbished. This is what we do:

  • All old hardware items that are damaged or non-functional are removed
  • All old strings are removed
  • All surfaces are treated and/or polished; dents and chips are repaired when appropriate
  • Rosewood pieces and fretboards are oiled with Lemon oil
  • Hardware is inspected, screws and nuts are tightened; non-functional pieces are replaced
  • Electronics, if present, are tested, and all contacts cleaned; broken electronics are replaced
  • Saddles and nuts are inspected, and if compromised, they are replaced.
  • The instrument is then re-assembled with new strings
  • The instrument receives a basic setup for playability.


Our Mission

Too many used instruments get rejected, and tossed into a closet, or outright thrown away, or sent to thrift stores. And too many people, who should be able to learn an instrument, can’t afford to buy one or only one that is hard to play.

We believe every instrument should have a second chance, and every aspiring guitar player, should have a chance to buy a good guitar, at a fair price…. This is one of those guitars…. Don’t let it pass you by…. I offer my guitars at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. We have to reject low-ball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it; I may be in a good mood today! If you have a low budget or no budget, let us know. We’ll do our best to get you an instrument that is playable and affordable.

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