Can anyone help me date this?
Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:26 PM
Yesterday I was trading some old speakers and stuff in at the local consignment shop and some guy was playing the ET-280. I went over and talked to him while he was calculating my trade offer. He then handed it to me and I played it for a few and handed it back. As soon as he told me how much trade I had, I said I want that. I didnt know if the guy was buying it or not but first come first serve right????
Got it home and started trying to find the model name out, took awhile to. Then once I figured that out I got more curious. So here I am, from what I read the first year didnt contain the Epiphone "E" and didnt have much of a bell shaped trust rod cover. Which fits the description of mine. But I figured since its been few and far responses Id see what you guys thought.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:10 AM
Yea, thats what Im trying to do is pinpoint it. Ive seen several times that its next to impossible to do. The only thing I found that Im trying to recofirm is that the first year or two years didnt contain the Epiphone "E" on the pickguard, and the trust rod cover isnt as bell shaped. As you can clearly see no "E" and there is no bell like cover either. Its more what Id call a diamond shape. I havent owned alot of Epiphones had a Les Paul twice and this bass. So Im really green with Epiphone markings.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:33 AM
So we can at least put yours at 1970-1971. I dont have the 1972-1973 catalogs.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:31 AM
Apparently in 1970 & 1971 (at least) they were called the 1820. 1974 lists them as being called ET-280.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:09 PM
It has the 70-71 (1820) pickups, but has the E's on the solid black pick-guard and truss cover.. and no thumb rest..
Maybe this was the transition year (72-73) that you guys were missing.. The guy I bought it from did tell me that it was a 73, so that would make sense..
Just thought I'd throw this in here in case anyone else was looking also..