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AT THE TIME when I wrote this, it was to have been my last post as I headed off to hospital last week because of bronchitis. Oh, yes, a “medical leave of absence.” My own medical leave of absence has come to an end, so this is for all you guitar fans out there. Guitars " data-medium-file="https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/alvarez-guitar-joe-bonamassa.jpg? w=240&h=173" data-large-file="https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/alvarez-guitar-joe-bonamassa.jpg? w=460" class="alignright wp-image-18297" src="https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/alvarez-guitar-joe-bonamassa.jpg? w=240&h=173" alt="alvarez guitar joe bonamassa" width="240" height="173" srcset="https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/alvarez-guitar-joe-bonamassa.jpg?Joe Bonamassa (PHOTO) is one of the most recognised players of the Alvarez. w=228" data-large-file="https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/aria-lightning-zz-skelter.jpg? w=205&h=259 205w, https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/aria-lightning-zz-skelter.jpg? w=76&h=96 76w, https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/228w" sizes="(max-width: 205px) 100vw, 205px" / two most obvious things about virtually all Aria guitars are their solid copper tuning keys and mahogany necks. " data-medium-file="https://thenakedlistener.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/aria-lightning-zz-skelter.jpg? Aria Guitars Company is a Japanese guitar maker in Nagoya, founded in 1956 by Shiro Arai (who switched the letters of his name to make the brand name more pronounceable).The brand was inlayed like a Gibson, with the finial in the center, which is typical of a standard 335.I also noticed what I call “ears” on the headstock, which occur when Gibson cuts the neck blanks for their guitars and then reuses scrap pieces by gluing them to the headstock portion of the blank, creating laminate lines that can be seen on the back of the headstock.Samick is a Korean manufacturer, and your guitar was certainly made in Korea, most likely in the 70s or 80s. 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.
Before building their own factories in China, Gibson used to contract with Samick to make some of their Epiphones. Since it is not valuable as a collectable, the best thing to do is just to play it and enjoy it.FACTORY LETTER CODES For Epiphone serial numbers that begin with a letter(s), this list identifies the factory (& country) where produced: B Bohêmia Musico-Delicia (Czech Republic) BW ____?____ (China) DW Dae Won (China) EA Qing Dao (China) = Epiphone Acoustic ED is from their Epiphone Dongbei factory. EE Qing Dao (China) = Epiphone Electric F Fujigen (Japan) = Elite/Elitist models F/FN Fine Guitars (Korea) = non-Elite/Elitist models GG (two identified -- Epiphone says it has no record of using GG -- may have slipped through system or are 3rds) I Saein (Korea) J Indonesia (Jakarta ?The guitar looked and felt like it was USA-made, but I needed to examine it more closely.I noted the guitar’s Grover tuners, and the nut looked original and to Gibson spec.