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Offline FrankT

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HB35S date and country made?
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:45:11 PM »
Hi,

I bought my HB35S in New Jersey around 2004 ish.  I purchased it after seeing the review in Guitarist magazine.  The magazine listed the price at around $1200 if I remember.  I paid around $850.

Anyway, I've seen other HB35S's and they've all had a place name on the back of the headstock, usually Korea.
Mine only has the serial number.  SK020404020.  Just noticed the S/N reads same backwards as forwards :) .
Picture here:  Click to view.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3r7h0anfqznqowd/20180318_000406.jpg?dl=0

Pic of internal label:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oitdok77mm5rrky/20180318_000129.jpg?dl=0

Also, mine has AAA grade flame sycamore on back and front, sides are AAA grade maple.
Front and back body pics:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3na8jcqtlf9s7v/20180318_000940.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qleea3cp6pbvuuq/20180318_000927.jpg?dl=0

So what year/country was my guitar made?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2018, 09:56:03 PM by FrankT »

Offline Cornish Boy

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Re: HB35S date and country made?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 05:17:07 AM »
Hi Frank, pretty sure your HB was made in the Samick Factory in Korea in 2002. nice instruments.