2019 Epiphone SG Pro (custom shop) info?

mrkmpn

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I got this from guitar center earlier today, (ship to store) and just noticed on the back of the headstock it says "Limited Edition Epiphone Custom Shop". I was wondering if that's just what they put on the Pros of that year or is there something different about it? It has the coil splitting, but I was under the impression all the pros have had that for awhile, but I've also seen pics online of sg pros that don't have that silk screened on the back.
 

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That stamp was on 95% of all electric Epiphone from 2006 to 2017. Purely marketing. Epiphone never had a Custom Shop and a limited series could be that they stopped at ... 10,000 units.

2018-2019 were transitional years before the Inspired by Gibson series came out. Maybe they let go of the stamp somewhere in that period. I have a 2018 LP Special that is not in any catalog or ad. Even Epiphone can't give me the hour of day on it.
 

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Thanks, I keep trying to reply directly to your comment but it keeps telling my something is spam-like or inappropriate, and I got tired of trying to figure out what it was.
 

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Epiphone advertised that the Elite series were made in their Custon Shop in Japan. Wether it exists or wether your SG were made there is anybodies guess, but it's a big business risk to lie about something so inconsequential.
 

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Epiphone advertised that the Elite series were made in their Custon Shop in Japan. Wether it exists or wether your SG were made there is anybodies guess, but it's a big business risk to lie about something so inconsequential.
Well, right under the custom shop logo is a "Hand crafted in China" sticker, so it's not one of those.
 

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Epiphone advertised that the Elite series were made in their Custon Shop in Japan. Wether it exists or wether your SG were made there is anybodies guess, but it's a big business risk to lie about something so inconsequential.
I’ve read the Elite series “approaches custom shop perfection” and “they're made at a special factory devoted to their manufacture”.
That doesn’t specifically say custom shop and it only refers to that series.
 

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Epiphone advertised that the Elite series were made in their Custon Shop in Japan. Wether it exists or wether your SG were made there is anybodies guess, but it's a big business risk to lie about something so inconsequential.

"Custom Shop" is not a legally recognized or binding term. I can legally call my shed a Custom Shop.
 

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Epiphone advertised that the Elite series were made in their Custon Shop in Japan.

They were made at the FujiGen-factory

Basicly Custom-shop level - compared to mass-production.....
 

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The Epiclone Custom shop exist in your dreams, no more.
 


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