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    Help identify a korean Epiphone LP Custom

    Hi, i'm Alexandru from Italy.
    I hope this is the correct place to post an identification request.

    So, I want to buy my first Les Paul and I have to stay on the cheap side. I've found a beautifoul second hand Epiphone LP Custom with 59 seymour duncans. It looks a bit dusty but the owner said it is flawless. I'm going to see it as soon as I can but i'd like to know a bit more about the guitar. I'm a bit scared with all those chinese guitars imported to Europe so i'm trying to decode the serial number.

    The serial is S107030505 or SI07030505 (i can't understand if it is a 1 or a I). Using http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx says "Serial number unrecognized" in both cases, if i remove the 1/I i get:

    Your guitar was made at the
    Samick Plant, Korea
    on March, 2007
    Production Number: 505


    which would be a beautifoul news. Can someone help me understand what's going on?
    Here are some photos of the guitar: http://www.mercatinomusicale.com/mm/...7220.html#pics
    Last edited by XandruDavid; 06-29-17 at 02:46 AM.

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    Re: Help identify a korean Epiphone LP Custom

    Going by the serial number, it appears to be a Samick made Epiphone Les Paul. Samick made some of the best Epiphone Les Pauls of that era. It probably has a long neck tenon. Pickups and the electronics are of average quality for Asian built guitars of that era, maybe with dime sized pots and can be upgraded to more modern specifications.

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    Re: Help identify a korean Epiphone LP Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by workerunit View Post
    Going by the serial number, it appears to be a Samick made Epiphone Les Paul. Samick made some of the best Epiphone Les Pauls of that era. It probably has a long neck tenon. Pickups and the electronics are of average quality for Asian built guitars of that era, maybe with dime sized pots and can be upgraded to more modern specifications.
    Why would it probably have a long neck tenon?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: Help identify a korean Epiphone LP Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Why would it probably have a long neck tenon?

    I have several Samick made Les Paul type guitars, and they all have long (ish) neck tenons.

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    Re: Help identify a korean Epiphone LP Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by workerunit View Post
    I have several Samick made Les Paul type guitars, and they all have long (ish) neck tenons.
    Epiphones? Long (ish)?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: Help identify a korean Epiphone LP Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Epiphones? Long (ish)?
    Some are Epiphone branded and one is a "The Samick" Les Paul Custom type guitar with a "lawsuit" head stock.

    I say "Longish" because the tenon does extend into the pick up cavity underneath the pickup, but is just a little shorter (maybe an eighth of an inch shorter) than typical Long Tenons found in Gibson Les Paul's.

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