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  1. A quick shout out to the model ID gurus who inhabit this thread, member Paul Fox (pfox14) has an excellent site with a wealth of information on old Gibsons and Epiphones, mainly pre 1960 stuff but I'm sure you'll find something there interesting to peruse. He also does restorations, some of which have great progress photos, I found that very interesting, YMMV. Well anyway, he graciously responded with MIK, April, 2000. So, that's done. Thanks for the link.
  2. Sorry I didn't get these up sooner. From all your input and from what I've been able find out, I'm still baffled. Except one post, Barcham stated if it had 3 screws in TRC, it's not MIJ. Well, she's got 3 so, she's not MIJ, but that ser. # has got me stumped. Thanks, guys.
  3. Barcham, The zero(s)do not appear to be "O"s in this serial #. Your comment of not ever seeing a # longer than 6 characters has me puzzled. I wonder what kind of a hybrid this might be? If you compare a zero to the O in "DOT" above the number, they're different. Any suggestions, folks? Also, the p'ups have 57CH(G) stickers on the back; one with an "F" stamp and the other with an "R" on the left side and "H" on the right. They're wax potted with the covers soldered on.
  4. From myguitarguide.com RE: Epi335 For an example, let’s choose the serial number from the guitar on the right: example:I04031245 This is what each character means: “I” = Factory/Country “04″ = Year of Manufacture (2004) “03″ = Month of Manufacture (March) “1245″ = Manufacturing Number This is the factory/country code “cheatsheet”: KOREA: I= Saein, U=Unsung, S=Samick, P or R=Peerless CHINA: DW=DeaWon, EA=Gibson/QingDao, EE=Gibson/QingDao, MC=Muse, SJ=SaeJung, Z=ZaozhuangSaehan, BW=China JAPAN: No letter or F=FujiGen,J or T=Terada INDONESIA: SI=Samick So this particular example axe was made in March of 2004 in the Saein factory in Korea. My serial number leads me to believe, as I stated above, to be 2000, April the 6th guitar that month or day, for thaat matter. Is it not possible to get a good "deal" once in a blue moon? I'll put up pics, soon.
  5. Boy, that Silvertone Amp, far left in the pic, looks just like what I started out playin' bass through. That and a Utah 15" run from the ext. spkr. jack. The OP tranny must've been under one helluva stress! Long before I knew anything about tube amps. Now, I just build my own...
  6. Hi, Well, I'm new here and decided to join due to my recent acquisition. Picked up an Epi ES 335. The ser. # is 00040006. From the info I can find, it's a MIJ/Fujigen made in April of 2000. Is this info correct? Anyway, she's already under transformation with; Fralin Pure PAFs; water buffalo horn nut; frets leveled, dressed and polished; all new USA wiring harness, with new CTS pots, SBE Orange Drop .022 caps; Switchcraft jack and 3-way switch. New nickel Gotoh Tune-o-matic bridge with Gotoh nickel stop tailpiece. Came stock with Grover tuners. eBay score for $275. Definately been played for the last almost 12 years. Heavy belt rash and picking scratches. Missing the p'guard, but she sounded pretty darn good, initially...I know she can sound better. Just waiting on a few more parts. Any input on this guitar is appreciated. I'm likin' the site, too.
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