What Epiphone SG has these features?

Dave_11

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Can anyone tell me the model and appx year of an Epiphone SG with the following features?

Worn (faded) finish
Bound fretboard
Trapazoid inlays
Grover Rotomatic tuners
Small early 60s pickguard
Chrome pickup covers
Vintage yellow switch tip

I've found models that have almost all of those features, but it's the bound fretboard that's throwing me off.
 

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Can anyone tell me the model and appx year of an Epiphone SG with the following features?

Worn (faded) finish
Bound fretboard
Trapazoid inlays
Grover Rotomatic tuners
Small early 60s pickguard
Chrome pickup covers
Vintage yellow switch tip

I've found models that have almost all of those features, but it's the bound fretboard that's throwing me off.
 

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There's also the 2003-2005 Vintage G400. Not easily found though.

No veneer, one piece neck, long tenon, bound neck, trapeze inlays, Grovers, gold headstock pineapple and Epiphone logo inlays.

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I've had 4 of them, here are the three I had at the same time.

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I kept the Cherry and polished it to a nice sheen.

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If you want to see more :)

https://www.everythingsg.com/threads/bam-bam.36008/
 

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Thanks. All three are beautiful SGs! I love the grain and your polishing job on the cherry one you kept though. Are these 2003-2005 G-400s made in Korea?
 

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Thanks. All three are beautiful SGs! I love the grain and your polishing job on the cherry one you kept though. Are these 2003-2005 G-400s made in Korea?
Yep, one of each year. I kept the cherry for a few reasons. It was the first one I bought ($100), it has a repaired headstock break and it played and resonated the best.
 

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There's also the 2003-2005 Vintage G400. Not easily found though.

No veneer, one piece neck, long tenon, bound neck, trapeze inlays, Grovers, gold headstock pineapple and Epiphone logo inlays.

View attachment 48132

I've had 4 of them, here are the three I had at the same time.

View attachment 48133

I kept the Cherry and polished it to a nice sheen.

View attachment 48134

If you want to see more :)

https://www.everythingsg.com/threads/bam-bam.36008/

Just to ID these... is this the only similar Epi SG that had a gold pineapple? Or are there others that might have that (and so I'd need to check serial numbers to do sure).
 


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