On the back of the headstock barely readable..says "Made in USA". I tried to potograph the "made in USA" part but it was really hard... The "made in the USA" is a cute little after- touch that I'm certain someone found humorous but is a complete fraud.
The guitar dater is a valuable tools, but it helps if you know the history.USA made Epis would never have a serial # on a sticker, nor would they have Japanese tuners.I was sure that I saw something about some Epis being made in Kalamazoo after the end of the 60's, but a comprehensive Internet search turned up absolutely nothing to support that. I DID find a bazillion Epiphone Sheratons for sale on a bazillion different Craigslists, so apparently others are less inclined than I am to keep theirs.I also discovered that, no matter where in the world you try to buy "The Complete History of Epiphone", it is going to cost between 0 and 0.The label reads as follows:style: ________Epiphone: 6834ENo: 09632Epiphone Inc.
Guitardater doesn't recognize the serial# system Epiphone is using since mid 2008 ! Chinese made guitars with F 31xxxx like the "1959" model or the 1960/2010 tribute models don't work either, or are falsely rated as Fuji Gen, Japan made instuments. of your 1993 or most later models Epiphone either: 1.
appeared on the first Korean Sherrys, they stopped in 1988 (maybe early 1989).
The random serial #s on a sticker continued until the early '90s when Epi began using the current system that indicates factory & date. Sherry's didn't come with a TP-6 tailpiece, the bridge is wrong, Rhythm / Treble switch plate, pickup surrounds should be black...
Southpawjam: The serial number "07038305" indicates; the first digit is the last digit of the two digits for the year of manufacture = 2000 and the third and fourth digits are the week it was manufactured 03 = 3rd week of January. Per your on-line data base dating this guitar was made in Korea in March of 2007 with a Production Number of 8305.
Hope this helps, kcbuck My method for the serial number decoding was per the Blue Book of Electric Guitars....
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