Below are comments made by author Paul Bechtoldt circa 1992.Please note that his comments do not reflect changes to G&L instruments since that time.It is often on the bracket tube that is welded to the frame tube.Depending on the year, however, it might be located o Things You'll Need Prada authenticity cards Instructions Locate the Prada authenticity cards or certificates that came with the merchandise.It is in great condition and has certainly been played and aged. Second: I see your Strat copy is a left handed guitar. Thanks trev All I can tell you is what my references say and by-the-way, the SSM-1 LH was discontinued in 2001, which means manufacturing was done prior to 2001 and not post 2001.Any information that you can share would be most welcome Thanks Trevor Hi, Hi-Hi: I have some news for you.... From my listing Samick made only one Start copy in the left handed configuration and that was the model "SSM-1 LH" and I have values for that one. The SSM-1 manufacturing dates were from 1994 to 2001, so the SSM-1 LH was most like made during the same time span.First: I know of no listing of serial numbers to date Samick guitars so I think we're S. Exc 95%: 5.00 USD Exc 90%: 5.00 USD VG 80%: 5.00 USD VG 70%: 5.00 USDHope this helps some, kcbuck Thank you for replying so quickly. This guitar appears to be much older looking than those that I googled. Best I can do, kcbuck Also, Fender went from the 3 bolt neckplate to the 4 bolt neckplate for their post 1981 models and your copy has the 4 bolt neckplate.Ergo, I don't believe it can be any earlier than that, which also falls into the 1994 to 2001 manufacturing dates of the Samick SSM-1. That does sound plausible Thanks again Amazing that we can't look up serial numbers for details on dates of production like we can other guitar brands Regards trev Trickie: The major guitar brands (Fender, Gibson, Martin, etc) have there ducks in a row and have great product support.
You should be able to spot the serial number in this position.
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The prefix "CL" and "CLF" stand for "Clarence Leo" and "Clarence Leo Fender", respectively. The George Fullerton model, which when changed to 4-bolt neck attachment, continued with serial numbers using the prefix "GF", for "George Fullerton" until discontinued.
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