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#1 User is offline   rjs1981 

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

Hi!

I recently purchased a 3rd Epiphone Sheraton II (i think?) but have had a hard time tracking down the serial number. As shown in the images linked below, it is an earlier model with the "By Gibson" on the headstock. I believe they did this only for a short time when they started making them in Korea?

The guy I purchased it from originally thought it was an 87, then a 71 (which its obviously not), then an 85. To the best of my knowledge, they started making this style in 86?

Anyway, check out the pics. The serial number is 71011985

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#2 User is offline   Vic Flick 

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:02 PM

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Hi!

I recently purchased a 3rd Epiphone Sheraton II (i think?) but have had a hard time tracking down the serial number. As shown in the images linked below, it is an earlier model with the "By Gibson" on the headstock. I believe they did this only for a short time when they started making them in Korea?

The guy I purchased it from originally thought it was an 87, then a 71 (which its obviously not), then an 85. To the best of my knowledge, they started making this style in 86?

Anyway, check out the pics. The serial number is 71011985

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The by Gibson Sherrys were 1986 - 1988, maybe into early 1989.
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#3 User is offline   Vic Flick 

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:09 PM

[quote name='jerrymac]The by Gibson Sherrys were 1986 - 1988' date=' maybe into early 1989.[/quote']

BTW, those very early serial #s on the sticker were random, the numbering system with the factory, year, month, & production # (for example S95061234) began around 1993.
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#4 User is offline   rjs1981 

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:03 PM

thanks for the input! so do you think it would be safe to assume that this is a 1985 since the final 4 numbers in the serial are "1985"?
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:15 PM

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thanks for the input! so do you think it would be safe to assume that this is a 1985 since the final 4 numbers in the serial are "1985"?


No just coincidence, those serial #s are random, don't mean anything. Besides, the first Korean Sherrys were made in 1986.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

interesting. so, is there any way to actually date this guitar? the guitar dating project site says it's 71, which is clearly wrong.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:28 PM

[quote name='jerrymac]No just coincidence' date=' those serial #s are random, don't mean anything. Besides, the first Korean Sherrys were made in 1986.[/quote']


ps. i just drooled for 30 mins over your guitar collection shown on myspace. i may actually move into your guitar room with ninja-like skills when you've not looking.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:48 PM

[quote name='rjs1981]interesting. so' date=' is there any way to actually date this guitar? the guitar dating project site says it's 71, which is clearly wrong.[/quote']

Yeah, 1986 - 1988. In 1989 the by Gibson was dropped from the headstock.

[quote=rjs1981]ps. i just drooled for 30 mins over your guitar collection shown on myspace. i may actually move into your guitar room with ninja-like skills when you've not looking.[/quote]

I'm afraid you'd be disappointed, most of them have been sold in the last couple of years.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

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ps. i just drooled for 30 mins over your guitar collection shown on myspace. i may actually move into your guitar room with ninja-like skills when you've not looking.


...& a crowd of sobbing ninjas is a sad sad sight indeed[crying]!

BTW... I believe that you have just joined an elite Epi-fraternity of 'Epiphone by Gibson' Sheri owners. No action required on your part... They WILL find you:-$

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