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Hello all! I want help to identify this guitar i bought for almost nothing. I want to know if its authentic or a fake.

I have searched for the serialnumber on the net, but i cant bond JI (the first to letters) to any factory.

But i think it is a 1998 model. Can someone please help me identify it, and tell me if it's authentic?

 

Here is the link to all pictures on the guitar. (Shared map on Onedrive)

 

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AglYL7EKbZYZhoUqndH8eRo47eyVpg

 

Regards from Nitzer.

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The shape of the head-stock is jacked up, for an Epiphone anyway.

 

I'm not sure what that is, but it's not quite right.

 

:unsure:

 

CORRECTION, SEE BELOW.

Edited by sparquelito

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The shape of the head-stock is jacked up, for an Epiphone anyway.

 

I'm not sure what that is, but it's not quite right.

 

:unsure:

 

Ok. Thank you for your answer. I will se if i get some more answers.

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Nitzer,

 

I did some more digging around, and on second thought, that oddly-featured Epiphone head stock looks mighty similar to other late- 1990's Epiphone LPJunior Double-Cutaway models.

 

The only difference I can tell, comparing yours to this 1997 model, is the number of screws holding the pick guard down, the closeness of the P-90 pickup to the pick guard, and the type of tuning keys.

 

https://reverb.com/item/14720390-epiphone-les-paul-junior-double-cutaway-p90-grovers-1997-guitar-dc

 

The main thing at this point is, does it play well and sound good?

 

It's certain a good-looking guitar!!

 

:)

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Nitzer,

 

I did some more digging around, and on second thought, that oddly-featured Epiphone head stock looks mighty similar to other late- 1990's Epiphone LPJunior Double-Cutaway models.

 

The only difference I can tell, comparing yours to this 1997 model, is the number of screws holding the pick guard down, the closeness of the P-90 pickup to the pick guard, and the type of tuning keys.

 

https://reverb.com/item/14720390-epiphone-les-paul-junior-double-cutaway-p90-grovers-1997-guitar-dc

 

The main thing at this point is, does it play well and sound good?

 

It's certain a good-looking guitar!!

 

:)

 

Yes it really does look similar. The biggest difference i spotted is the plastic hatch on the backside covering the potentiometers. This info gives me some hope it is not a fake, and yes, it plays very well and sounds good. Thank you for your efforts and for your time spent to help me.

 

Regards!

Edited by Nitzer

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Yes it really does look similar. The biggest difference i spotted is the plastic hatch on the backside covering the potentiometers. This info gives me some hope it is not a fake, and yes, it plays very well and sounds good. Thank you for your efforts and for your time spent to help me.

 

Regards!

 

Then it's a keeper.

 

I am convinced at this point that it's a genuine Epiphone.

Play it, love it, and take good care of it.

 

:)

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Then it's a keeper.

 

I am convinced at this point that it's a genuine Epiphone.

Play it, love it, and take good care of it.

 

:)

 

Thanks, i will! :-)

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