I noted the guitar’s Grover tuners, and the nut looked original and to Gibson spec.The brand was inlayed like a Gibson, with the finial in the center, which is typical of a standard 335.There are many factors that can affect the value of your vintage guitar.Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.Musicians, collectors, guitar dealers, luthiers and historians who own and appreciate Epiphone instruments are invited to contribute info to the NY Epi Reg research project.
If the guitar has been altered, it can depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously.
At this stage, the NY Epiphone Registry focuses on acoustic and electric guitars (including Hawaiian), mandolin family instruments, and amplifiers from the late 1920s to the mid 1950s – bearing an – models that appear to bear standard Epiphone serial numbers.
Not covered at this point are Epiphone banjos and basses which both appear to have their own serial number systems.
To submit instrument info please drop me a message. Privacy notice: The name or e-mail address of info contributors are treated as confidential and will not be published or disclosed to any third party.
Contributors will be credited as an instrument owner or photographer upon request.
(Note: recommended research resources on Epiphone banjos and Epiphone upright basses.) Generally not included in this project are any Epiphone instruments built after the 1957 take-over by CMI/Gibson – instruments made in Kalamazoo MI, typically stated on their internal label.