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year of construction Epiphone Sheraton

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The serial number beginning with 0 combined with the "Gibson" truss rod cover would point to a guitar made in 1990 at the Samick factory in Korea.

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I'll jump on this thread as my question is similar.

 

Traded for this today and I'm trying to date it. Not a G by E headstock, but it does have "Gibson" on the truss rod cover and the serial number is not an actual sticker. No serial number is on the tag inside the guitar, it has a large bridge. I'm thinking February of 1987?

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I'll jump on this thread as my question is similar.

 

Traded for this today and I'm trying to date it. Not a G by E headstock, but it does have "Gibson" on the truss rod cover and the serial number is not an actual sticker. No serial number is on the tag inside the guitar, it has a large bridge. I'm thinking February of 1987?

 

Nice guitar [thumbup]

 

I've never seen an 80's Korean made Sheraton with the raised plastic 'E' logo on the pickguard and I would expect an 87' model to have the 'Epiphone by Gibson' logo on the headstock.

 

Looks identical to the 1999 model I had which makes me think it's from 1997 as opposed to 1987.

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Nice guitar [thumbup]

 

I've never seen an 80's Korean made Sheraton with the raised plastic 'E' logo on the pickguard and I would expect an 87' model to have the 'Epiphone by Gibson' logo on the headstock.

 

Looks identical to the 1999 model I had which makes me think it's from 1997 as opposed to 1987.

 

Samick was the only builder of Sheratons back then, and only used one digit for the year of manufacture, so likely a 1998 build.

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