I Bought a used Epiphone pick up, they sold me me as a les Paul standard Pickup.
after i remove the Cover plate, i found a "SHINE" logo on it in gold color!!!
is it possible that this pickup be a epiphone or 100% sure its fake?
Ok, so I googled it.
Here’s an answer.
“Shine Guitars is a Korean brand of electric guitars and bass guitars produced by Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. Saein Musical Instrument Co., Ltd. Is located in Namdong Industrial Complex in Incheon, Korea. Saein was established on 1991-01-07. As of 2007, they have 100 employees, and their monthly capacity is 4,500pcs still growing to expand. The solely branded Shine is increasing steadily. In February, 2001, they successfully launched a new independent factory in Gaomi City, China. It is only an hour away from Qingdao Shandong province. The China factory has 300 employees, and their monthly capacity is 10,000pcs still growing to expand as well. They are also are an OEM vendor for famous brands Ibanez, Epiphone and Peavey. With success from sales in bass guitars mainly, Shine basses were a great attraction among bass players as they had active Seymour Duncan pickups as standard, which was a huge selling point for the otherwise unknown company. With lots of recent success for their Electric guitars, Including the well known Pickup brand EMG, their popularity is constantly growing with professional artists worldwide using the instruments.”
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