2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic [8.6 lbs] :: setup

Like many Les Pauls, this has a slight fingerboard rise over the body that some refer to as a "ski jump" or "body hump".  This effect was lessened on this setup by straightening the neck via the truss rod and then raising the bridge to account for the truss rod adjustment.  The neck now plays well without fretting out up high.  This truss rod adjustment trick doesn't always work out though as some players require more relief in their neck (to prevent lower fret buzzes) or the "ski jump" is just too extreme.  In that later case, often the only solution is to remove the frets and plane the body hump out and install new frets.