Thnx Steve Comment left 23rd April 2018 20:08:10 Have an Epiphone double cutaway. Mid-range and low-end models are generally regarded as student model instruments. I found them very informative while researching over the last couple of weeks. Obviously it has some shortcomings as it is just the sales for one music store. All of the Epiphone by Gibson guitars were made in Samick, Korea. I'm not sure when this changed.
Maybe the serial number may say which country it is made? All models, stamped in back top of peghead. Thanks, Bill I could ask millions of questions, but the best place to start will be with pictures. If it's a Samick guitar i'm inclined to take a chance on this one at its price because without being able to play it the Samick guitars have the best reputation for quality builds without trying to open that debate. Gibson labels were Orange and imported labels were Blue. There are no hardware differences between the early and later models except for the pickups on the very early models.
The Epiphone number series is different than the A-series used on Gibson brand instruments of the same period. Also the serial number is usually 7 digits or longer unlike U. The stock of Epi-made necks ran out in late 1961 or early 1962 on most models. Can I find out anthing about this guitar from that? Epiphone Serial Numbers How to Find the Year. What exactly are you looking for? I appreciate your Super offer, but you needn't go to any effort. Locate the last four or five numbers in the code.
Now most guitar production went to Philidelphia although the labels still said New York. Japanese acoustics had a different logo font. Possibly an odd color like blue or maybe a flame veneer. There is no way to fix this short of replacing the binding. The Emperor flyer shares similar artwork with an. Serial Numbers, 1951 to 1956, acoustic and electric guitars.
My 1994 has a straight logo. The reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period. I saw a forum remark the other day describing a G-310 or other non-G-400 with a set not screwed neck, and have stumbled across numerous pictures of various cosmetic changes, typically on the headstock. After the move to China, Epiphone claimed to be using solid woods instead of laminates, but I havent seen any actual proof of that. The New York Epiphone peghead shape is also different from that of the later Gibson made necks.
Most desirable are the professional grade models on which the company built its reputation: Emperor, DeLuxe, Broadway and Triumph. I'm new to this forum, although I've been reading topics for several days. The Terada guitar factory in Japan was used to make the Yamano Gakki Epiphone Japan guitars. Double cutaway thinbody electrics are the most highly sought after electric archtop models. Directions to pictures would be great, but I look forward to any comments from the knowledgeable members here. Not sure about tuners with names on them.
The S-Series was produced at the in Korea starting in 1986 with the S-200 though S-900 and was ultimately discontinued in 2004. The neck plates changed quite often as well. Obviously any production number conclusions drawn are based on the instruments Jim has recorded only. Since these numbers were applied before the instrument was painted, the serial number only gives an approximate age especially on less popular instruments such as electric banjos and electric mandolins. Numbers thanks to Walter Carter.
Vintage numbers from 1932 to 1970 are supported. . Also, Japanese acoustics will have a different label and will say made in Japan on it. This serial number guide will help you to figure it all out. These were used from the late 1940's until about 1960. I know that the earlier models had the Epiphone logo straight across the headstock instead of on an angle.