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station5343's picture
May 2009
2 years ago

I recently bought a guitar, it's an epiphone ES-300 strat style guitar. At only $59.00 I just couldnt resist. But the reason why I am posting this thread is because I need some information about these guitars. Basically when they were produced, where they were produced and if any one knows what kind of wood they are. If any one out there reads this any information you can provide about these guitars I would greatly appretiate it.

olddawg's picture
Southern California & Hawaii usually, but I get around
Dec 2004
2 years ago
Originally Posted by station5343

I recently bought a guitar, it's an epiphone ES-300 strat style guitar. At only $59.00 I just couldnt resist. But the reason why I am posting this thread is because I need some information about these guitars. Basically when they were produced, where they were produced and if any one knows what kind of wood they are. If any one out there reads this any information you can provide about these guitars I would greatly appretiate it.

It depends. The very oldest of them had mahogany bodies. The ones in the 90s on are plywood (they call it laminate). They are usable if set up correctly but rarely sell for over $75. Maple necks, sometimes 3 piece. I suspect the early ones were MIJ and the later ones MIK.

Stage Guitars: '80s Thin line LP Custom, '70 LP Standard, '83 Squier Black Headstock Strat w/ Dan Torres pickups, '59 Black Danelectro DC, sometimes others.

Pedal Board: Nady UHF 10 -> TU2 -> Rocktron Big Crush -> 70s MXR Phase 100 -> Cry Baby -> Bad Monkey -> Early '80s Rat -> Early '80s Ibanez CS 9 -> Ibanez DE 7 -> Behringer Dr 100 Stereo Reverb

Stage amps: '63 Blonde Tremolux w/ two original 2X10 cabinets with a '60 Ampeg Rocket/18 watt VTB Marshall clone/ Epi VJ into a Mashall 1965A

kurtdaniel's picture
Dec 2010
5 years ago
Originally Posted by station5343

I recently bought a guitar, it's an epiphone ES-300 strat style guitar. At only $59.00 I just couldnt resist. But the reason why I am posting this thread is because I need some information about these guitars. Basically when they were produced, where they were produced and if any one knows what kind of wood they are. If any one out there reads this any information you can provide about these guitars I would greatly appretiate it.

a nice guitar but not quite up to the quality of the competition.

fbccars924's picture
Wood River, Illinois
Dec 2010
3 years ago

here try thisV

Guitar dater project

Theyre quite nice I had the bass version from the early 90's It was really solid. I used that site up there to date it. They make a really good super strat with a little work.

Hamer Sat2 or Jackson JRR-94 Rhoads>Laney gc80a or hc25(practice).

Hamer(standard tuning) Ernie ball Slinkies
Alvarez Dana Scoop (standard tuning) D'adarrio 10's
LTD EC200qxm (standard tuning) EB Slinkies

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No love for vintage strings? Let me guess, you play EMGs into a Line 6 and think Jim Root is better than Jimi Hendrix.
kurtdaniel's picture
Dec 2010
5 years ago
Originally Posted by fbccars924

here try thisV

Guitar classes

Theyre quite nice I had the bass version from the early 90's It was really solid. I used that site up there to date it. They make a really good super strat with a little work.

That is really nice bro,, i enjoyed it pretty much.. I tested a lot of my guitars in it and it works really well...

fbccars924's picture
Wood River, Illinois
Dec 2010
3 years ago

the only guitar I have still that I want to know the date of I cant find anywhere that does it. Hamer has a weird s/n system. I was surprised to find out my jackson is and early production model. S/n says 1993.

Hamer Sat2 or Jackson JRR-94 Rhoads>Laney gc80a or hc25(practice).

Hamer(standard tuning) Ernie ball Slinkies
Alvarez Dana Scoop (standard tuning) D'adarrio 10's
LTD EC200qxm (standard tuning) EB Slinkies

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Originally Posted by cerebro911
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No love for vintage strings? Let me guess, you play EMGs into a Line 6 and think Jim Root is better than Jimi Hendrix.