Dating my epiphone sheraton
Except the extra digit is a zero behind the Do the numbers 88 and the last number 5 on your guitar label have a bolder appearance?My guitar is a beautiful natural maple front and sides with a big lump of pinkish wood inside and sounds absolutely great. I bout an guitar Epiphone on auktion and I just wonder when and where its made, the number is U It's been almost 3 years since my original post and I'd forgotten all about this!Unlike any of the semi-hollowbodies in the Gibson line, the Sheraton's headstock featured Epiphone's traditional fancy vine or "tree of life" inlay on its headstock, while its fretboard featured a block and triangle or "V" inlay of mother-of-pearl and abalone, as well as binding on the fretboard's surface, inset slightly from the outer edges. The pickups are changed from the New York single coils to mini-humbuckers, knobs become gold gibson bonnet knobs, tuners become Grovers.Serial number now pressed into the back of the peghead between the D and G tuners, in addition to being on the blue Epiphone label in the bass "f" hole.Body and headstock shapes began to evolve, as they will continue to do throughout the s and into the s, as production also shifted from Japan to Korea.Epiphone is one of the widely known guitar manufacturers.and the Strap knob screwed into the heel of the neck. The serial number is and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock.The front of the headstock has "Epiphone by Gibson" at the top and the Epiphone logo at the bottom.
Distinguishing characteristics of the Sheraton included its multiple body binding like that of its top of the line Gibson cousin, the ES ; its Frequensator tail piece; and its headstock and fretboard inlays.
Locate the serial number on the back of the guitar's headstock (the top of the neck where the strings are attached).
The serial number will generally be nine to 10 digits long, with the first being a letter. This letter represents in which country the guitar comes from, as well as the company who manufactured it.
The new Epiphone "Trem-o-tone" adjustable vibrato tailpiece is introduced.
Production changes from NY-made Epi necks to Gibson-made mahogany necks.