I bought this guitar 6 years ago when i was just starting on electric, and I'll never get rid of it I got mine used for 0 with a hard case, perfect condition.It looks so pretty, plays nice, and the tone is pretty good.It is a 7 digit serial number, but [COLOR="Red"]according to what is typically indicated my 7 digit # indicates it was made in the 20th month, and this isn't possible.The serial # indicates it is made by Sammick, and a sticker on the neck states "Made In Korea".With binding on the neck and body and trapezoid inlays in the fingerboard, you™ve got the classic Les Paul look as seen in videos and on stages around the world.
Les Paul Standard Plaintop Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940's when Les, working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created what might have been the world's first solidbody electric guitar, better known as "The Log." Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions.I had a Squire Stratocaster before this, and for about the same money, this is a much better guitar to play and sounds better in my opinion, but thats a relative opinion.Really heavy duty and can take a beating, but it is heavy. I have found documentation that a '58 Reissue was made from 1971-1975, although I've never actually seen one and have no idea what made it a '58 versus the standard "Standard" of the same era.
Thanks The six-digit serial number system was discontinued in early 1975, is the guitar in question that old?
Some good points: - Finish is very nice, and stands up to wear and tear - Lots of room for tone improvisation with the use of tone pots - Stays in tune - classic Epi neck (chunky and comfy)Just bought it a month ago as a replacement for my samick torino vintage guitar which was accidentally broken by a friend. 101% recommended, now I don't even think of my old guitar...