2000 Limited Edition Korea Epiphone Moderne Korina 58′ Gold Original Hard Shell Case

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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting…

A really cool, unusually designed guitar. It’s a 2000 Epiphone Moderne. It is in mint original condition and includes the original Epiphone Deluxe Hard Shell Case and Case Key…

This is not one of the newer Moderne guitars offered today. They do not have the cool Moderne stamped into the pickguards...

This is a high end Epiphone Limited Edition guitar. Made in Korea of which there were only 300 made. This one was made in August of 2000. Soon to be 20 years old! It is all original and the gold hardware still looks great. The back plate even still has the plastic protection film on it. See pic 10…

The guitar was owned by a Pro Blues Player that didn’t ever take it out to gig. It ended up here in a trade in. I was happy to accept it. What a cool guitar. The pickups sing and it plays effortlessly. Check out that headstock…WOW…a lot going on there with the string guides that allow the futuristic Headstock Design. I love how these look!

Here’s some info these cool guitars…

They were made in the Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. is located in the Namdong Industrial Complex in Incheon, Korea. Saein was established in July 1st 1991 and has a monthly capacity of 4,500pcs. In Oct 1st 1992, Saien Began manufacturing guitars for Epiphone, who they now consider to be their main business. They also started producing their own line of guitars called Shine in 1997. In February, 2001, a new factory was opened in Gaomi City, China. This factory boasts a monthly capacity of 10,000pcs. Saein was presented the ‘The Best Quality Award of the Year’ by Gibson Epiphone USA in 1998 and 1999..

Epiphone Exclusive LE 1958 Moderne

Epiphone's Limited Edition "1958" Korina Moderne revives the phantom classic patented in 1958 but never put into production. Featuring a light Korina body with an Antique Natural finish, Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbuckers, and Wilkinson Vintage machine heads with Tulip Buttons.

The Mystery of the Moderne - The Phantom Electric

The original Moderne was intended to be the third guitar in a series of futuristic designs that included the Flying V and the Explorer that were intended to revive lagging sales. Though the Flying V and the Explorer were put into production in the late 50s in small quantities and eventually became classics, the Moderne was never officially released and only a handful of prototypes ever made it out of the Epiphone and Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For decades, the mere existence of a true Moderne prototype has been a kind of "Holy Grail" for guitar collectors. Now Epiphone makes the world's most rare and exotic electric guitar available to everyone at a great price with modern hardware, and superb pickups.

Korina Tonewood

The Ltd. Ed. "1958" Moderne body is made from Korina (African Limba) wood which is renowned for its lightweight and excellent tonal properties. Gibson first used Korina wood in the late 50s for the first limited run of the Flying V and the Explorer and the original Moderne is rumored to have also been made from Korina. As time went on and guitar production accelerated during the 1960s and 70s, luthiers and guitarists rediscovered Korina as an alternative to Mahogany, Alder, and other woods typically found in solidbody guitars. The Moderne features a Korina neck with a "1960's" SlimTaper D-Profile with a 24.75" scale length, a Pau Ferro fretboard with pearloid "Dot" inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The Moderne headstock is modeled after late 50s Flying-Vs with a raised "Epiphone" logo.

The guitar needed nothing. New strings were already on it with a Pro Setup. It plays and sounds great. Someone is going to be really happy to get this cool guitar.

Check out that original Epiphone Hard Shell Case. Glad it came with the guitar. Would be a hard case to find. Its as nice as the guitar inside but has a few scuffs on the exterior. Beautiful case for your cool guitar!

Sold as is no returns as its used, however…I have been hand picking my customers instruments for over 20 years now and they all loved what I found for them. This cool Epi will certainly not be an exception.

Thanks for checking out our cool guitars!

Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars

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