89 -90 sg400

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  1. Alex_SG

    Alex_SG Well-Known Member

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    She's a beauty for sure... I personally would have left the faded pup rings and knobs, but that's just me. I think they give it more mojo, but different stokes and all that?...
    Anyway, enjoy it, Alan. It's gorgeous!
     
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    Nice and a perfect candidate for upgrades and mods, although, like Alex, I would have kept the mojo. I'm reasonably sure the sticker is a factory refurbish serial number. The current ones are orange/brown in colour. Some may be stamped "used" lightly on the back of the headstock, too!
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Nope, all Epiphones made by Samick before 1991 had stickers like that.
     
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    alans sg Well-Known Member

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    Hi , here's some pics of the new sg in some sunshine

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    Much better looking. :applause: That is some nice looking wood grain. :thumb:
     
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    Looking awesome! How does it play/sound?
     
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    alans sg Well-Known Member

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    Hi , and thanks guy's , it plays great , just as good as any of my other sg's :thumb: and it sounds great with the pg in the bridge , but thinking of an angus pup , things to ponder :) , cheers
    Alan
     
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    If you want the old school Angus tone, I would highly recommend a T-Top replica from Brandonwound. They're only $90 and nail his tone from the Bon albums and BIB. I couldn't be more happy with mine.

    The Gibson AY signature is much hotter and actually loosely modeled after the Pearly Gates Angus used on the Stiff Upper Lip tour.
     
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    89-90 were the first years of Epi production in Korea. They weren't making any limited runs or 'Custom Shop' guitars at that point in time, they probably had no idea how long they would be making guitars for Epi at all actually.
     
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    Actually they started making Epis in '85 or '86. It's hard to find definitive information on this but the oldest catalog I've found was from '86. Their lineup consisted of mostly shredder-style guitars, from Firebirds and Vs to superstrats.

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    I have the LP in the middle there, the Les Paul II. These were the first LP copies ever made by Epiphone. They started making the LP Standard and G-400 in '89. You're right in that they didn't make any Limited Editions until the mid '90s or so. That's the dilemma on this one. Maybe it was an export only model, like say for the Canadian or European market? That's probably my best guess.
     
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    Hammer Well-Known Member

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    I have one of those Firebird 300 fiddles in black. Killer guitar...as heavy as my Gibbo, the ebonol fingerboard is nice and slick, but the EMG Selects leave much to be desired (still need to replace those) and the Steinberger trem was so horrible, I had it removed and filled.
     
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    This Epiphone SG is a mystery for me... But it stills a wonderful guitar !
     
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    Nop, you deserve a schmoke and a pancake! :)
     

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