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EG1935 SA1 1
EG-1935 was Samick's designation for any model based on the Hondo H-935 bodystyle. Considered by some as one of their best models, it was developed using techniques learned from Matsumoku and Tokai. In 1989, the Samick version became the SA.

Related Models:

EG-1935

  • ~1983-1988

Body:

  • Laminated Nato arched top, back and sides
  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides (Natural finish)
  • Maple center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck with volute
  • Set-in Maple neck with volute (Natural finish)
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Arched headstock
  • Silk-screened Trees Notes logo (~1983-1984)
  • Silk-screened Comic logo (~1985-1988)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front and back), f-holes, neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Oversized 3-ply pickguard
  • Keystone style tuner keys
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Black notched speed knobs
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Walnut (WA)
  • Sunburst
  • Natural (N)

Also branded as:

  • Harmony H-9350
  • Marathon
  • Palmer
  • Schafer
  • Torch SA-91

EG-1935 (Japanese Market)

Body:

  • Laminated Nato arched top, back and sides
  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides (Sunburst finish)
  • "Tiger Tail" flamed Maple veneer on top, back and sides (Sunburst finish)
  • Maple center block

Neck:

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front and back) and headstock
  • Single-ply neck and f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Oversized pickguard
  • Keystone style tuner keys
  • Deluxe headstock shaped truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Red Sunburst, Tiger Tail top (RS/TT)

SA-1 (Japanese Market)

Some examples feature "The Samick" headstock inlay. Contrary to some rumors, "The Samick" models were not prototypes, not commissioned by Gibson, not made in Japan or in any way different from examples with "Samick" inlays.

  • ¥45,000 Yen (1988 MSRP)
  • ¥55,000 Yen / ~$389 USD (1990 MSRP)
90 SA-1

1990 SA-1 CH (Version 2)

Body:

  • Laminated Nato arched top, back & sides
  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides (BRSB/BST)
  • Maple center block

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (including f-holes) and neck (Version 1)
  • Single-ply body (including f-holes), neck and headstock (Version 2)

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Green Key style tuners
  • Oversized 3-ply pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge w/ stopbar tailpiece
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge w/ stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Brown Sunburst (BRSB, BST)
  • White (WH)

SA-1 WH (Japanese Market)

Body:

  • Laminated arched Nato top, back & sides
  • Maple center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Medium profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid block inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Pearloid Script logo inlay
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (including f-holes), fretboard and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • White oversized 3-ply pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Gold bell knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • White (WH)

SA-2 (Japanese Market)

  • ¥60,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • Maple center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Medium profile
  • Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Mother of Pearl Script logo inlay
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (including f-holes), neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Oversized 3-ply pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Natural (NT)
  • White (WH)

Meriken SAB (Japanese Market)

90 SAB

1990 SAB BRSB

  • ¥55,000 Yen / ~$389 USD (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Laminated Nato arched top, back & sides
  • Maple center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Open Book headstock
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • 21 frets
  • 34" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body and f-holes

Electronics:

  • One EB-style single coil pickup
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Raised 3-ply pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
  • Witch Hat knobs
  • Individually adjustable bridge

Finishes:

  • Cherry (CH)
  • Brown Sunburst (BRSB, BST)

EP-SA (Japanese Market)

This model is a copy of the Epiphone Casino, (which is one of the few Epiphones that Samick did not build at any time, and Samick's version actually preceded Epiphone's reissue in 1995).

  • ¥55,000 Yen / ~$389 USD (1989 MSRP)
90 EPSA

1990 EP-SA BRSB

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • Laminated Nato arched top, back & sides (WR)
  • Nato center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Set-in Nato neck (WR)
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ Acrylic parallelogram inlays
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front and back), neck and f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two "Dogear" P-90s with chrome covers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • White, 3-ply pickguard
  • "Batman" truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with Trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Wine Red (WR)
  • Natural (NT)
  • Brown Sunburst (BRSB, BST)
  • (ST)

GR-SA (Japanese Market)

90 GRSA

1990 Meriken GR-SA W

Sold as both Samick and Meriken.
  • ¥55,000 Yen / ~$389 USD (1989 MSRP)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • Maple center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with Pearloid block inlays
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • Silk-screened Meriken logo
  • Silk-screened Eagle graphic (Meriken only)
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 23 frets (including zero fret)
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front and back), f-holes and neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 1 Master Vol

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Gold plated pickguard & pickup rings
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Gretsch style truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge w/ Rosewood base & floating tailpiece

Finishes:

  • White (W)

Antoria Rockstar

Body:

  • Laminated Nato arched top, back and sides
  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides (Sunburst finishes)
  • Nato center block

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck with volute
  • Set-in Maple neck with volute (Sunburst finishes)
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Antoria headstock
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply body (front and back) and f-holes (Version 1)
  • Triple-ply body and headstock, single-ply neck (Version 2)

Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome or Gold hardware
  • Brass nut (1981-1984)
  • Small 3-ply pickguard (1981-1984)
  • Oversized 3-ply pickguard (1985-1989)
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover (1981-1984)
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1986-1989)
  • Black notched speed knobs
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Walnut (WA)
  • Gold Sunburst (GS)
  • Red Sunburst (RS)
  • (ABR)

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