Seeking Information on my Epiphone

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  1. Olivia Lindsey

    Olivia Lindsey New Member

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    Hey everyone I am looking for some information on my Epiphone Les Paul. I will post some photos of it. It's been in the family since 2000 and we got it used. I am having trouble finding information about it. It is a purple sunburst les paul. the Serial Number is F6100891. I would appreciate any help!

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  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Hi Olivia,
    Welcome here @ €piTalk

    F= Fine factory Korea
    6=1996
    10=Oct
    0891=ranking/batch/whatever


    here is more information about your €pi
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  3. Olivia Lindsey

    Olivia Lindsey New Member

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    Great, thank you! I still don't see mine on that list though, it is definitely translucent but I don't see the Purple listed? Purple is only in the flake. Any thoughts? Thanks again!
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    If anything, it would be the reverse.
    Red is the first color to fade with UV. Take the red out of purple, you have blue.
     
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    I think the pickups are intriguing at least-never seen that before.
     
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    They look kinda like Kent Armstrong pickups.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    That's a good looking guitar.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I'd rock that. :cheers:
     
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    I’ve learned that a lot of the more vivid colors on PRSs will fade or change colors fairly quickly without a lot of exposure. The best way to tell what color it was is to remove a pick up - or the ring if that’s possible, but I’m not a modder and really don’t know. What’s underneath is more likely to reflect the original finish.
     
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    Very cool color. You have a beautiful guitar.
     
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    324D39F3-C326-4AB4-ABA6-3BD494B349A8.jpeg They also had Trans Wine Red that year. Someone didn't like the amber knobs! @Olivia Lindsey, mine was made at the same factory, the following month. Can you post add'l pics?
     
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  13. Emile Michel Hobo

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    When you check online there are a couple of resources that allow you to check the serial numbers. “F” can stand for “Fujigen, Japan” or “Fine Guitars, Korea”. I’m apparently not allowed to post links, but you do have a number of options. From the English language Dutch website guitarinsite (nl) :

    One letter seven digits

    The letter indicates the factory code and the first digit is the last digit of the year.
    The 3rd and 4th digits represent the month.
    The last 4 digits form the series sequence number.
    Because the year is only represented by 1 digit, guitars with this coding from the 80s, 90s or a decade of 2000. (depending on the factory code)
    Example: Serial number S6031234 is the 1234th guitar built in 1986, 1996 or 2006 at the Samick factory in Korea.
     
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    The guy that said Korea was actually right.
     
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    As for the colour debate... Looking under the pickguard might confirm things, but I think the change (if was is due to fading) would be so radical and the rest of the guitar would not be in such good condition. And given that it came into their possession in 2000, 4 years after it was made, I doubt the colour changed so dramatically before then (or that it continued to change and they didn't notice). My guess would be that it was a limited run colour for a specific store. This happens often enough. And given that there is a poster that year of a solid purple flake, stands to reason that a store might have asked for a run of bursts in that colour.... it's all speculation but that would be my guess...
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    that's from the guitar-un-dater

    it can only be 96 because:
    there were none in 1986 and Samick closed their korean factory way before 2006

    but how shoud they know.....:D
     
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    It is a special run color. I have an Epiphone Les Paul Deluxe 1999 or 2000 that is blue that was made for Mars Music. Just enjoy your beautiful Les Paul!
     
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    Hi go to guitar dater project enter serial number under Epiphone
    Fine Guitars Plant
    Korea
    Oct.1986,1996 or 2006
    Production # 891,
    I have an Epiphone SG Samick Plant same type of pickups
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Welcome here @ €pitalk

    now how does this help ?

    Did you read the previous posts ?
     
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