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1991 Epiphone Sorrento ES-930J Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry w/ Case & Tag, Japan Terada


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Up for sale, a 1991 Epiphone Sorrento ES-930J hollowbody in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtag. A rarely seen model produced in small quantities at the Terada factory in Japan, this Sorrento is one of the finest examples of this model ever produced, hailing from the same factory as the subsequent Elitist line.

With a mahogany neck and fully hollow maple body construction, this Sorrento has a full, open natural acoustic response with clear treble cut, featherweight at only 6lbs 10oz. The stock pair of P-90s are quite full-sounding, distinct in each position on the three-way pickup selector. Sensitive to picking dynamics and with a glassy snap, the pickups have quintessential P-90 midrange growl and focused low end. This Sorrento has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany (one-piece)
-Shape: Slender C at nut, significant heft and shoulder in upper registers, measuring .795” 1st fret, 1.020” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 12” radius, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”, bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: P-90 x2, Bridge 7.9k ohms, Neck 7.75k ohms
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Nickel-plated ABR-1 bridge, trapeze tailpiece
-Plastics: Three-ply pickguard, gold reflector cap knobs
-Serialization: Five digit serial on orange label dates to ‘91

The gloss Cherry finish highlights unique bubble maple figuring across the back, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a scant few faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original hardshell case is included, along with the serialized hangtag.