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  1. To me, the serial number font looks wrong. The style is more similar to the current Qingdaos than a Korean Epiphone. And I've never seen an Saein "I" that tall or in that font. If I only saw the serial and nothing else, I'd call it a fake. However, the rest of the headstock looks 100% legit. Even the crooked tuners, which was indicative of the Korean quality control of that era.
  2. It sounds like someone was beating on the trem. These guitars are known for cracking near the bridge. I have a S310 like that too. I wicked a bunch of wood glue into the cracks. I also filled in the stud holes with sawdust and wood glue and put a 6 screw trem on it and screwed it all the way down. The trem doesn't work, but that's ok for me. I have other guitars with trems. This one is just a beater.
  3. S - Samick 6 - 1996 11 - month 7520 - batch number
  4. I would keep the trem and just try to replace the screws/studs. Finding a match is going to be a bit of a pain. They are out there, but not easy to find. Maybe find a donor guitar for parts. Also, as far as the serial is concerned, there are two J serials. Terada Japan and Jakarta Indonesia. Yours is Indonesian. Terada didn't make these guitars. Terada only made archtops and acoustics, and stopped production for Epiphone some time in the 1990s.
  5. Gibson truss rod covers were common in that era.
  6. Fake. Serial would indicate 1992, but the label type is wrong. Epiphone never used wood like that on the neck either...at least not in modern times. Also, the Epiphone don't is wrong, regardless of the missing E.
  7. The neck is definitely from 1984-85. It could be an explorer neck on a S-500. Though the paint looks like it matches. Hard to say on this.
  8. That's great! I'm glad it worked out for you.
  9. It was made in 1995. Probably a Joe Pass II since the Joe Pass 1 was discontinued in 1994.
  10. Samick, 2005. I doubt you'd be able to get a build sheet, but what would you like to know?
  11. Saein 1997 for sure. The average resale price for a typical LP Standard of that age is around 250 - 350 USD.
  12. Your guitar was made in 1999 at the bohemia musico delicia factory in Czechoslovakia. That's why it has the Gibson style truss rod, as well as Schaller parts on it. These are highly regarded in the Epiphone community as above the average Epiphone in quality. http://epiphonewiki.org/index/Bohemia_Musico-Delicia.php
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