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Kentucky Gal Intro. Gibson Epiphone EJ200 AGE?

#1 User is offline   Rosierita 

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

Just bought this Gibson Epiphone EJ200 guitar and don't know the age, but it is a beautiful blonde standard guitar. Any ideas on how to determine the age? It has both the Epiphone and the Gibson decals on it, which seems odd. It has a "Gibson" plate just above the neck on the tuning head. Then, "Epiphone" is at the top of the tuning head. Beautiful sound and easy to chord.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

View PostPete.R, on 24 March 2012 - 02:49 PM, said:

Hi

and welcome here [thumbup]

the serial# will tell it


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

The serial number is S99050080. So is the last two numbers the year? Is it 1980?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:01 PM

View PostRosierita, on 24 March 2012 - 03:00 PM, said:

The serial number is S99050080. So is the last two numbers the year? Is it 1980?


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

View PostPete.R, on 24 March 2012 - 03:01 PM, said:

It was made May '99 at the Samick plant in Korea


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Thank you, Pete. I had not a clue. Interestingly, it has both the Gibson and Epiphone decals on the tuning head.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Welcome! I too own a EJ-200 (recent purchase) and simply love it! Hope you enjoy yours !!!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:43 AM

The Gibson truss rod cover is not original to the guitar. It must have been added later.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

pfox14 said:

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The Gibson truss rod cover is not original to the guitar. It must have been added later.


Not entirely true. Many pre-2005 Epi Acoustics had the Gibson truss rod cover from the factory. Their use from the factory became less common around 2005.

Here's an all original 1996 PR-350S all-original example from Elderly that shows the Gibson factory truss rod cover...: http://www.elderly.c...ms/20U-7171.htm
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