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year of construction Epiphone Sheraton

#1 User is offline   fdo1951 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:20 AM

Somebody knows what year this Attached Image: Epiphone.jpg is? Serial number 0231144 made in Korea. Thank you
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 04:13 PM

http://forum.gibson....3/about475.html

Or...

http://www.epiphone.com/Support.aspx

Good Luck!

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:36 PM

The serial number beginning with 0 combined with the "Gibson" truss rod cover would point to a guitar made in 1990 at the Samick factory in Korea.
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:09 PM

I'll jump on this thread as my question is similar.

Traded for this today and I'm trying to date it. Not a G by E headstock, but it does have "Gibson" on the truss rod cover and the serial number is not an actual sticker. No serial number is on the tag inside the guitar, it has a large bridge. I'm thinking February of 1987?

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

View Posttelemaster03, on 30 April 2017 - 06:09 PM, said:

I'll jump on this thread as my question is similar.

Traded for this today and I'm trying to date it. Not a G by E headstock, but it does have "Gibson" on the truss rod cover and the serial number is not an actual sticker. No serial number is on the tag inside the guitar, it has a large bridge. I'm thinking February of 1987?


Nice guitar [thumbup]

I've never seen an 80's Korean made Sheraton with the raised plastic 'E' logo on the pickguard and I would expect an 87' model to have the 'Epiphone by Gibson' logo on the headstock.

Looks identical to the 1999 model I had which makes me think it's from 1997 as opposed to 1987.
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

View PostAldoMcD1, on 02 May 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

Nice guitar [thumbup]

I've never seen an 80's Korean made Sheraton with the raised plastic 'E' logo on the pickguard and I would expect an 87' model to have the 'Epiphone by Gibson' logo on the headstock.

Looks identical to the 1999 model I had which makes me think it's from 1997 as opposed to 1987.


Samick was the only builder of Sheratons back then, and only used one digit for the year of manufacture, so likely a 1998 build.
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