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#1 User is offline   Nitzer 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

Hello all! I want help to identify this guitar i bought for almost nothing. I want to know if its authentic or a fake.
I have searched for the serialnumber on the net, but i cant bond JI (the first to letters) to any factory.
But i think it is a 1998 model. Can someone please help me identify it, and tell me if it's authentic?

Here is the link to all pictures on the guitar. (Shared map on Onedrive)

https://1drv.ms/f/s!...qndH8eRo47eyVpg

Regards from Nitzer.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

The shape of the head-stock is jacked up, for an Epiphone anyway.

I'm not sure what that is, but it's not quite right.

:unsure:

CORRECTION, SEE BELOW.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:17 AM

View Postsparquelito, on 12 January 2019 - 07:34 PM, said:

The shape of the head-stock is jacked up, for an Epiphone anyway.

I'm not sure what that is, but it's not quite right.

:unsure:


Ok. Thank you for your answer. I will se if i get some more answers.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:50 AM

Nitzer,

I did some more digging around, and on second thought, that oddly-featured Epiphone head stock looks mighty similar to other late- 1990's Epiphone LPJunior Double-Cutaway models.

The only difference I can tell, comparing yours to this 1997 model, is the number of screws holding the pick guard down, the closeness of the P-90 pickup to the pick guard, and the type of tuning keys.

https://reverb.com/i...-1997-guitar-dc

The main thing at this point is, does it play well and sound good?

It's certain a good-looking guitar!!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:05 PM

View Postsparquelito, on 13 January 2019 - 05:50 AM, said:

Nitzer,

I did some more digging around, and on second thought, that oddly-featured Epiphone head stock looks mighty similar to other late- 1990's Epiphone LPJunior Double-Cutaway models.

The only difference I can tell, comparing yours to this 1997 model, is the number of screws holding the pick guard down, the closeness of the P-90 pickup to the pick guard, and the type of tuning keys.

https://reverb.com/i...-1997-guitar-dc

The main thing at this point is, does it play well and sound good?

It's certain a good-looking guitar!!

:)


Yes it really does look similar. The biggest difference i spotted is the plastic hatch on the backside covering the potentiometers. This info gives me some hope it is not a fake, and yes, it plays very well and sounds good. Thank you for your efforts and for your time spent to help me.

Regards!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

View PostNitzer, on 13 January 2019 - 08:05 PM, said:

Yes it really does look similar. The biggest difference i spotted is the plastic hatch on the backside covering the potentiometers. This info gives me some hope it is not a fake, and yes, it plays very well and sounds good. Thank you for your efforts and for your time spent to help me.

Regards!


Then it's a keeper.

I am convinced at this point that it's a genuine Epiphone.
Play it, love it, and take good care of it.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:21 PM

View Postsparquelito, on 13 January 2019 - 08:15 PM, said:

Then it's a keeper.

I am convinced at this point that it's a genuine Epiphone.
Play it, love it, and take good care of it.

:)


Thanks, i will! :-)
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

Here are some more pics of this guitar in the condition I received it in. I will attach more of my progress pics as I go.
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