Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

3 Neutral

About Roosto7

  • Rank
  • Birthday 09/15/1948

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Sunny Southern California
  1. Here's another one- http://www.ebay.com/itm/BYRDLAND-Epiphone-Elitist-Natural-case-case-candy-/161135755769?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160
  2. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BYRDLAND-EPIPHONE-ELITIST-BLONDE-/221301168156?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160
  3. The bids are really taking off on this guitar. Not mine, BTW. My guess it will go for close to 2,400, we'll see.
  4. The Seller refers to it as "L5 Width". Is that correct? I thought the Broadway was the L5 width, and that the Byrdland was more like a 350T.
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-Epiphone-Byrdland-Elitist-Archtop-Jazz-Guitar-NO-RESERVE-L5-Width-/171137415646?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160
  6. I have a Peerless Broadway. What are the main factors that give the Elitist a better tone and sound?
  7. Too rich for my blood, but here it is- http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Epiphone-Elite-Sunburst-Byrdland-guitar-/271230707906?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
  8. Here is a thread about parts- http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/79303-where-can-i-get-epiphone-parts/
  9. Paul Setzer at Setzer Signs is the guy you want. He is considered a God amongst the Gretsch guitar people. He will do anything you want in the way of pickguards. Paul cuts his own pickguards, he doesn't just use blanks. setzersigns@yahoo.com Here are examples of Paul's work- http://s99.photobucket.com/user/setzersigns/library/#/user/setzersigns/library/?page=1&_suid=1365522797520010921252463122138
  10. Changing strings is something I have learned not to think about. The reason being is because I know the strings will tell me when it is time.
  11. http://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/guitar-amps-gizmos/26636-epiphone.html
  12. What is the Serial Number? In the early 1970s, Epiphone began to manufacture instruments in Japan.[7] From the 1980s, Epiphones were manufactured mainly in Korea but also in Japan by contractors licensed by Gibson.[7][8] One of these contractors was Samick,[8] which also built instruments under license for other brands and in its own name. The brand was primarily used to issue less expensive versions of classic Gibson models.[8] These guitars were constructed using different woods (usually Nyatoh[citation needed], for example, instead of Mahogany), were fastened with epoxies rather than wood-glues[citation needed], and were finished in hard, quick-to-apply polyester resin rather than the traditional nitro-cellulose lacquer used by Gibson[citation needed]. These particular budget considerations, along with others such as plastic nuts and cheaper hardware and pickups, allow for a more affordable instrument. Samick has stopped[when?] manufacturing guitars in Korea[citation needed]. In 2002, Gibson opened a factory in Qingdao, China, which manufactures Epiphone guitars.[9] With few exceptions, Epiphones are now built only in the Qingdao factory.[9] Unique Epiphone models, including the Emperor, Zephyr, Riviera and Sheraton, are built to higher quality standards than the company's "Gibson copy" line[citation needed]. Epiphone also produces a range of higher quality instruments under the "Elitist Series" moniker, which are built in Japan[citation needed]. In 2004 Epiphone introduced a series of acoustic guitars named Masterbilt after a line of guitars of the 1930s. Today's Masterbilt guitars are manufactured in Qingdao, China.[10] Current Epiphone serial numbers give the following information[11]: Korea I = Saein U = Unsung S = Samick P or R = Peerless K = Korea MR = Korea China DW = DaeWon EA = Gibson/QingDao EE = Gibson/QingDao MC = Muse SJ = SaeJung Z = Zaozhuang Saehan BW = China Japan No letter or F = FujiGen J or T = Terada Czech Republic B = Bohêmia Musico-Delicia Indonesia SI = Samick Indonesia Example: SI09034853 SI = Samick Indonesia, 09 = 2009, 03 = March, 4853 = manufacturing number. Several Epiphone guitars have been produced in the United States since 1971. The Epiphone Spirit and Special were produced in the early 1980s in Kalamazoo[citation needed]. In 1993, three historic Epiphone acoustic guitars, the Texan, Frontier, and Excellente, were produced by Gibson Acoustic in Montana[citation needed]. The Paul McCartney Texan was produced in 2005, and in 2009, the Epiphone Historic Collection was created, beginning with the 1962 Wilshire, built by Gibson Custom. Several other models, such as the Sheraton and John Lennon Casinos, were built in Japan and assembled and finished by Gibson USA[citation needed]. YYMMFF12345 YY year MM month FF factory-code 12345 production# FACTORY NUMBER CODES—for some models starting in 2008, if serial # begins w/numbers [NOTE: The factories identified by these codes are based on patterns that forum members have observed. The numbers appear as the 5th and sixth digits in the serial number.] 11 = MIC sticker on a '08 Masterbuilt 12 = DeaWon or Unsung (China—uncertainty remains as to which factory) 15 = Qingdao (China) -- electric 16 = Qingdao (China) -- acoustic 17 = China - factory unknown MIC sticker on a J160E 18 = China - factory unknown found on one 2009 model bass 20 = DaeWon or Unsung (China—uncertainty remains as to which factory) 21 = Unsung, Korea 22 = ??? Korea (factory still unknown) 23 = ??? Indonesia (factory still unknown, probably Samick,) I = Indonesia (this letter has appeared as the 5th digit on two authentic new models made in Indonesia
  13. Not mine- http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-Epiphone-Broadway-/121040038566?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
  14. Like to see them bring back the Byrdland.... Reasonably priced, please.
  • Create New...