#1
Hello to all.

I first had an Epiphone guitar when I was an early teen (yes, I wish I still
had that guitar). It has been over 40 years since then, and I decided to
pick it up again.

I just bought a used Epiphone SG-400 online from Guitar Center. It is really
nice, and I am excited to begin again.

But I have several "newbie" questions.

1. The tuners are Grover. Were they standard at one time? Or does this
mean they were an add-on by some previous owner?

2. The serial number on the head is literally taped over with a new number.
I cannot see the original number, but I am loathe to take off the taped on
one, as it would likely get destroyed. I looked up the new one on the Gibson
site, and it did not come up. What do I make of this?

>>>> Update
I did take off the sticker. What is left is odd. You can clearly see the first
part of the original serial #: EE070814xxx

But the last 3 digits are almost obliterated somehow. My best guess is that
they are 303, which gives me EE070814303

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
August 2007
Production Number: 14303

So I am pretty sure I now know about my guitar, but what was going on with
the original serial number and the taped over one (which did not match anything)
is a mystery.

Thanks,

Mitch
Last edited by mitchmcconnell1 at Apr 5, 2015,
#2
First of all, welcome!

As per your question, I'm certain that the grovers are standard issue. If you can post pictures of the guitar AND the serial number problem, the situation would become much clearer. It certainly doesn't seem right though.
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#3
I should also have mentioned that the *only* ding I can see is the one
you will see clearly on the back of the head. The tech at Guitar Center
agreed that this would not affect the playing in any way, and I agree.

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And here is the guitar

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Last edited by mitchmcconnell1 at Apr 5, 2015,
#4
are the inlays on the fretboard trapezoids with curved sides or that an illusion? anyway, those don't look like stock tuners (from my experience anyway). I'm going to suggest you take this over to the Electric Guitar forum, they'll know what's going on.
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#5
Thanks... I'll get over there sometime.. have to go out now. Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply!