What kind of Epiphone Superstrat is this?

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  1. DagerOne

    DagerOne Senior Member

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    For those that can't see pictures:
    Batwing headstock, two-point tremolo, H/S/S pickup, bolt-on neck with MIK neckplate.
     
  2. Indyclone

    Indyclone Senior Member

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    Damn, I like that one... whatever it is... :)
     
  3. J-Man123

    J-Man123 Senior Member

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    Holy crap! That looks pretty nice. I just might have to research this. I'll tell you guys what I find. Give me a sec...
     
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    What I found from Harmony Central...

    What year was it made? Where was is made? (Japan, Mexico, USA, etc...)
    Where: Korea
    When: ??

    How many frets?
    21

    Solid-Top? Laminated top?
    no idea


    Which controls are given (volume, tone, 5-way selector, 3-way, tap, etc...)?
    volume tone 5way selector


    Pickup configuration? (S/S/H, H/H, S/H, Piezo, etc...)
    all single coil

    Make and model of pickups?
    no idea

    Active or Passive electronics?
    Passive

    Body and neck woods? (Maple, Mahogany, Alder, Ash, Basswood, Koa, Plywood, etc...)
    something quite heavy


    Finish (Satin, transparent, quilted top, flamed top, etc...)

    black with black pick guard


    Body style (strat, tele, dreadnought, cutaway, thinline, etc...)

    strat

    Bridge style (Tune-O-Matic, Floyd Rose, Wilkinson, Tele-style, String-thru body, stop tailpiece, etc...)
    tune-o-matic


    Tuners (Locking? Non-locking? brand of tuners - Sperzel, Gotoh, Grover, Schaller, etc...)
    normal...


    Neck/Scale (Fat, Thin, Jumbo Frets, Rosewood, Maple, etc...)
    medium


    Any included accessories? (Case, gig bag, strap, cable, tools, humidifier, etc...)
    no



    Yeah, whoever gave this review is probably not the brightest...:dude:



    (I'll report back with more info)
     
  5. csplayer089

    csplayer089 Senior Member

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    I've seen one of these before. At the local shop where I take my guitar lessons, my instructor was using one one day. I asked him what kind of Epiphone it was, he said he wasnt sure. :hmm:
     
  6. DagerOne

    DagerOne Senior Member

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    Yeah, I thought it sort of looked like an S series, but I'm not used to the batwing headstock on anything other than the wilshires and whatnot. I like it, but I don't know what it is!
     
  7. kspeed

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    Never seen one like it - nice find! What kind of trem block does it have? Tiny like the typical Fender or big and solid? I bet it could be a real nice player depending on the electronics in it.
     
  8. -=[Shifty]=-

    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Ahh, seafoam green......
     
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    Any idea what the body's made of?
     
  11. DagerOne

    DagerOne Senior Member

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    So, that would seem to indicate it's a '99 S-310 (guessing on the serial number and headstock) in "Seafoam Green".

    Looking on harmony central, reviews are mixed. Thinking about scooping it up.
     
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    DagerOne Senior Member

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    Just a bump to see if anyone has one of these, has played one, can speak to whether it's a decent guitar or not?
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    Nice find on that guide there, Mule. Looks like a pretty decent guitar there, Dager :thumb:
     
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    Mule Train Senior Member

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    I got the type of EPI off Shiftys post and found the chart. I am not a fan of painted headstocks on strats but this one works on the EPI with that batwing.:cool:.
     
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    Wood.
     
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    I've seen one like that but with a hocky-stick headstock...cool find!
     
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    since 1998 ive been using it, its damn strong & tone's like a chime, mine's green same as that pic. i replaced a fr trem and jackson and its under repairin
     

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    Quite possibly the most Bizarre snipe at Fender I've ever encountered...:hmm:
     
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    THIS IS MY FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR THAT I GOT! WELL ,HOW GOOD THIS SHIT IS?IT IS LIGHT & WELL BALANCED & IT STAY IN TUNE FOR LONG TIME!THIS IS FOR ME
    MY STRAT GUITAR & IT DOES HAVE VERY NICE SOUND & ONE MORE THINGS IT IS EXTREMELY RARE ! THIS IS FIRST TIME THAT I SEEING THAT SOMEBODY ELSE GOT
    ONE.OK,SOME DETAILS NOW. IT IS YEAR 1999 MODEL (SEAFOAM GREEN ONLY).BATWING HEADSTOCK.LAMINATED ALDER BODY.IT IS PART OF S-SERIES PRODUCED
    AT THE SAMICK FACTORY IN KOREA,STARTING 1986 WITH THE S-200 TROUGH S-900.IT WAS DISCONTINUED IN 2004.IN 1999 THE S-SERIES WERE REDESIGNED WITH
    THE ADDITION OF AN OPEN-COIL HUMBUCKER IN THE BRIDGE POSITION.THE S-200(SINGLE COILS)BECOME THE FAT-200 & THE S-300(SINGLE COILS)BECOME THE
    FAT-300.ORIGINALLY S-200 WAS BASED ON DEBBIE DAVIS FENDER STRAT "BABY BLUE".THIS EPIPHONE SINGLE COIL S-200 IS CALLED DEBCASTER.WHAT I DO NOT
    KNOW IS WHO MADE PICKUPS 2 SINGLE & HUMBUCKER??? THIS GUITAR IS NOT FOR SALE & DO NOT WORRY BECAUSE IT GOT EPIPHONE NAME IT IS ACTUALLY MADE
    BY GIBSON !!! here is update ,i had open pots & pickups.all pots are 500k resistance
    & there is a single letter or number but because of wiring i can see only bottom part
    so i do not know what is it,sorry.humback is in metal case on bottom & it has inverted
    leter r & word epiphone.i still do not know who made single pickups?THIS GUITAR IS A REALLY RARE BEAST I GOT IT,GUY ABOVE GOT IT & THERE IS ONE IN PAWN SHOP
    IN AMERICA FOR SALE & THAT IT IS IT!!! MY OTHER OPTION IS TO TAKE MY GUITAR TO GUITAR SHOP & TEST SOUND OF IT WITH FENDER STRAT!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017

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