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Hoping for a little help in identifying my 1993 Les Paul

plshalp

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So this has been my guitar for the better part of 20 years but I haven't really played it like I would have wanted to. I looked up the serial number on the back (i'll edit my post to include it when I get back home later) and found it was made in October of 1993, but I don't know whether its studio, or classic or what it is. Plus, I searched the internet pretty hard and I haven't been able to find a finish like mine. I'm really just trying to figure out valuation as I'll be forced to sell it soon. :( any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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-Kal
 

McLovio

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So this has been my guitar for the better part of 20 years but I haven't really played it like I would have wanted to. I looked up the serial number on the back (i'll edit my post to include it when I get back home later) and found it was made in October of 1993, but I don't know whether its studio, or classic or what it is. Plus, I searched the internet pretty hard and I haven't been able to find a finish like mine. I'm really just trying to figure out valuation as I'll be forced to sell it soon. :( any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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-Kal

Does it have a black back? It looks like it may be a Studio Lite. Here’s one that was on Reverb, now gone:

 

BlueGuitar!

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Yes. Studio Lite. 496r/500t buckers, Schaller/Germany made black bridge/tailpiece/tuners(with little keys), ebony board. They hollow out part of the center of the body and insert balsa wood (they called it chromyte) to reduce weight.
 

plshalp

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Appreciate the replies guys. It definitely appears that it is indeed a studio lite. Welp, off to craigslist or ebay I go. I wish I could hang onto it as it's in absolutely mint condition cause its been sitting at my dad's house for the last 20 years untouched, but deserves to be played
 
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