Epiphone Sheraton with Gibson on Headstock! 1988 model

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  1. LSAR

    LSAR Professional Lurker Premium Member

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    Necrothread or not, I feel the need to say that I would pay a max of $450 for a used Sheraton (Korean, Chinese, Indonesian?, whatever). A different logo does not change the value.

    $1400 for a Korean Epi just because it says "by Gibson"? Fvvvvck. :shock:
     
  2. guitarzzan

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    I don't know about you, but I bought an 1985 Epiphone Sheraton, which are MADE IN JAPAN and NOT in Korea, for $800. I sold it because I was messed up. I own 6 Gibsons, 2 Fender American Deluxes, and a few others, and that Epi was by far as good or better than any guitar I ever owned…maybe I should get my head examined eh? I see them going for, and actually selling for, over 3G'z US funds on Ebay…just sayin'. :naughty:
     
  3. guitarzzan

    guitarzzan Member

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    These mid-eighties Epi Sheraton semi-acoustics were MADE IN JAPAN. Korea is pretty close, but an entirely different country with completely different work ethics who produce completely different things of completely different quality. Did you ever even play one of these guitars dude? I didn't think so. I'm so glad I ain't like you.:wow:
     
  4. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Pics or it is still a Korean made Sheraton...
     
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  5. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Still necroposting ?

    I am so glad I ain't like you...:slap:

    :dude:
     
  6. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    What happened next...1995 Samick Sheraton II - with the GIBSON truss rod cover...

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    A REALLY good guitar!
     
  7. hecube

    hecube Senior Member

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    I bought mine brand new back in 1987.

    The "made in" sticker is long gone but I distinctly remember it said "Made in Japan".
     
  8. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    If it has the 'Epiphone by Gibson' script on the headstock it ain't 'Made in Japan'

    :wave:
     
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    shupe13 Senior Member

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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats!!

    But the real question is...

    Will this thread make it to 10 pages?!
     
  10. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    depends on how often it gets necroed in the future :naughty:
     
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  11. RTH

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    Japanese and Korean production overlapped from 1984-1994. There were both Korean AND Japanese Sheratons during that time. However, the Japanese stuff is higher quality, was made in smaller numbers and have some differences in the details.

    Epiphone by Gibson on the headstock = Samick Korea. This is a fact.

    Matsumoku Sheraton - 1975-1985
    Terada Sheraton (non Elitist) - 1987-1994
    Sheraton II - Korea (Epiphone by Gibson headstock) - 1986-1988
    Sheraton II - (Korea, Indo, China) - 1989-Present
    Sheraton - Nashville, Gibson - 1993-1994
     
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