How do I know if my Epiphone is original?
Epiphone stamps a serial number on each guitar, which after decryption can tell you where and when it was built. Locate the serial number on the headstock of the guitar. With Semi-Hollow models on the label inside the top f-hole and with acoustic guitars on the label inside the sound hole.
How can you tell a counterfeit guitar?
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How do I know which Epiphone SG I have?
Locate the serial number on the back of the headstock. You will need this to discover your model type. Write the number down. Navigate to http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx and type in the serial number.
Why do some Strats have 2 string trees?
The string tree is there to create more back-angle at the nut, because stratocaster heads are straight (unlike e.g. les pauls). Later on they made guitars with two string trees. Another one that pulled the D and G string down.
Is Gibson really better than Epiphone?
If you picked up a US-made Gibson and compared it to an Epiphone then you would probably notice a difference. The quality, setup and finish on a Gibson will almost always be superior. However, todays mass-produced guitars are far better than those made a few decades ago.
Why do Strats have string trees?
On both guitar and bass, a string trees primary function is to provide the correct amount of downward pressure on a string so it doesnt rattle and buzz within its nut slot. By contrast, Strats, Teles, and most other guitars with six-in-a-row tuners have flat headstocks that run parallel to the fretboard.
Are string trees really necessary?
All guitars dont need string trees. With Fenders traditional flat headstocks and inline tuners, the high strings have a longer distance between the nut and tuning posts, requiring the installation of a string guide. They might be small, but they can have a big impact in your tone and tuning.