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9 hours ago, CharlieMc said:

Hello all! Wondering if you could help me ID a black  Epiphone Special. I tired using guitardater and it says its an unrecognized serial number so hopefully it can be determined if its genuine and where its from and when if possible.  The serial number on the back plate is MC22090927. Here's a pic of the guitar back neck plate and the guitar itself. Thanks in advance for any help, I really appreciate it!

 

 

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Muse, China 2002. I suspect that if you flip the truss rod cover over it says Gibson on it.

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Pretty sure serial number reads as- Sammick (Korean factory) 1995 May production number 5166.

I could be wrong as older serials can be misleading.

You cant get model information from serial numbers, but if you describe the model someone may be able to help.

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On 7/31/2019 at 11:40 PM, M.E. Baird said:

Hi Mihcmac, 

Wow!!  thank you. I thought it looked older than an 80s casino.  Will have to get a flight case now for touring.  Cheers M.E. 

 

Sorry, that is NOT a 1960 Gibson-made Epiphone.

Gibson-made Epiphones were NOT using labels like that in 1960. The label would have been blue, as the labels on much of the Gibson-made Epiphones in the 1960s were.

Here's a 1961 Casino:

https://reverb.com/item/36496975-epiphone-casino-single-pickup-e-230t-sunburst-1961

Hard to see, but this is the label it should have if it were truly a 1960:

https://i.imgur.com/8wCP9xT.png

Enjoy it nonetheless.

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On 8/6/2019 at 1:12 PM, RobinTheHood said:

1992 Les Paul-300. Never seen one in cherry before. Pretty nice.

 

On 8/6/2019 at 11:11 AM, Fran_Sal said:

Hi all, I'm new in the forum and I have got a question.

I bought 27 years ago, more or less, an Epiphone Les Paul guitar but I don't know the model of it. Besides, there is no Gibson inscription anywhere. Regarding serial number (with 7 numbers) I couldn't find any explanation in this (or other) forums. Only, I can provide you the serial number (9212994) and several photos... please, could you help me?

Many thanks in advance.

Fran Sal

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Hello everyone,

I actually just joined this forum after finding this thread.  I've had an old Epiphone "Les Paul" guitar that I can't find any information about that I was looking to learn more about.  The guitar actually has a SN very similar to the guitar pictured above, however the "Month" entry for my guitar would be "00", so I'm just wondering if maybe these serial numbers are maybe organized differently, since 00 wouldn't exist (wouldn't January be 01, etc)  Here is my SN below, and I'll add a pic if I can.

SN: 9300790

 

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Here are the photos of my Epiphone "Les Paul".  It didn't allow me to attach pics to the post above.  Please let me know if you now what model this is and if you can tell me anything from the S/N.  Also, the frets are worn down/have divits/cuts in them and I think they need to be replaced (I don't know they can be filed down and saved).  I'm wondering if this guitar would even be worth repairing.

Thanks ahead for your time!

Les Paul - SN 1.jpg

Les Paul - body 1.jpg

Les Paul - Headstock 1.jpg

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Hello everyone!

I purchased this guitar secondhand, and I need help IDing the model. The serial number is SI07111443. So if I correctly understand the serial number system for Epiphone guitars, this guitar was built in Indonesia in November 2007, ID number 1443.

I’m trying to determine the model of Epiphone SG.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance!

Have a rockin’ day.

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Looks like a lefty G-310

Epiphone G-310
    ▪    1989-2014
Body:
    ▪    Alder body
Neck:
    ▪    Bolt-on Mahogany neck
    ▪    Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
    ▪    Narrow open-book headstock (1989)
    ▪    Clipped-ear headstock (1990-Current)
    ▪    12" fingerboard radius
    ▪    22 frets
    ▪    24.75" scale
    ▪    1.68" nut width
Electronics:
    ▪    Covered Vintage pickups (1989-1996)
    ▪    Open-coil 700T/650R pickups (1997-Current)
    ▪    2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
Hardware:
    ▪    Chrome hardware
    ▪    LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece
    ▪    Black speed knobs
    ▪    Diecast tuners
    ▪    2-ply pickguard
Colors:
    ▪    Ebony (EB)
    ▪    Cherry (CH)
    ▪    Red (RE)
    ▪    Vintage White (VW)
    ▪    Trans Blueburst (BB)

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23 hours ago, mihcmac said:

Looks like a lefty G-310

Epiphone G-310
    ▪    1989-2014
Body:
    ▪    Alder body
Neck:
    ▪    Bolt-on Mahogany neck
    ▪    Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
    ▪    Narrow open-book headstock (1989)
    ▪    Clipped-ear headstock (1990-Current)
    ▪    12" fingerboard radius
    ▪    22 frets
    ▪    24.75" scale
    ▪    1.68" nut width
Electronics:
    ▪    Covered Vintage pickups (1989-1996)
    ▪    Open-coil 700T/650R pickups (1997-Current)
    ▪    2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
Hardware:
    ▪    Chrome hardware
    ▪    LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece
    ▪    Black speed knobs
    ▪    Diecast tuners
    ▪    2-ply pickguard
Colors:
    ▪    Ebony (EB)
    ▪    Cherry (CH)
    ▪    Red (RE)
    ▪    Vintage White (VW)
    ▪    Trans Blueburst (BB)


Thank you so much!

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Hello

 

i purchased this guitar several years ago at a secondhand shop. Hoping I could get more info on it. Recently had tuners replaced, but everything else is as I bought it.

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Thanks,

ras

 

btw, I am having trouble uploading my photos. The max size is .49MB. Suggestions would be great.

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Trying to see what I have recently acquired!! Was noted to be an Epiphone LP special ll red but upon opening u have yet to see L.P. anywhere on this piece. So wanting to know if there is such a piece labeled clearly as 

Epiphone special ll "only" without L.P. on it 

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, TheTomski said:

Hi Guys,

Got a great deal on a 1998 Epiphone SG but wondered if any of you know any more about it other than the age?  Struggling to find model information online.  Serial is JI98081314 and it says Gibson above the nut on headstock.

Linked is a reference pic:

https://imgur.com/76acFAj

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Cheers!

Looks like a G310

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