NGD: 6th SG...Epi G400 made in Korea 1989

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  1. laza616

    laza616 Active Member

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    As if five SGs wasnt enough I just bought a sixth SG today
    Hold your hats and pants, i paid 165 Euros for it....its the Epiphone G400 made in Samick , Korea, april 1989
    Two piece mahogany body, no veneer, neck joint of late 60s, scarf joint, open coil humbuckers, near mint condition ! For more than 32 years old guitar!
    I will need to get it to the luthier as the neck is slightly up-bowed and i want to swap the nut for the Tusq
    I didnt check the cavity yet and i dont know what type of humbuckers are these, but the guitar works well sounds fine, i just plugged it as i wanted to know if the pots and everything works. It does
    I didnt like the headstock at first as i am used to the clipped ears headstock on Epiphones, but the more i look at the guitar in the guitar stand, the more that headstock grows on me.
    Its like a Gibson special with two-ply small pickguard, no crown inlay logo on the headstock, the only differnce would be that it doesnt have one piece neck as the Gibson. I have to wait until i have it set by the luthier and play it properly
    What do you guys think?
    Also can i consider this a vintage guitar? Its closer to 1961 than to 2021 SAVE_20210910_203403.jpg SAVE_20210910_203356.jpg SAVE_20210910_203346.jpg SAVE_20210910_203339.jpg SAVE_20210910_203331.jpg SAVE_20210910_203321.jpg SAVE_20210910_203313.jpg SAVE_20210910_203303.jpg
     
  2. Go Nigel Go

    Go Nigel Go Well-Known Member

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    Nice guitar, and at that price I would have bought it too! I don't really need another guitar, but that would be just too good to walk away from.
     
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  3. laza616

    laza616 Active Member

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    Exactly. I just could not resist as the price was so good and i was like "if i pass on this one i will regret it, its just 165€ lets try how is the guitar". So i bought it. Needless to say, it was the right choice.
    And this might sound odd, but i have 5 SG guitars, all with the same trapezoid fretboard inlays. I needed one simple dot inlayed fretboard, just for the sake of a change.
     
  4. vancouverois

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    Congrats on your new purchase!
     
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    Excellent !!
     

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