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What is a "sample"?
A sample is a pre-production edition of a guitar, usually a one-off, that is used as a demonstrator within Hoshino-Gakki to determine whether that particular design will become a production model. Model samples may vary by hardware configuration or by something as trivial as having a different colored finish. Samples may also be used as demonstrators at trade shows to advertise an upcoming product prior to its release.
|Status:||Sample, later released as a production model|
|Serial Number Format:||ffyymmpppp|
|Neck Composition:||1-piece Destroyer Mahogany|
|Scale (inches):||24.7" (628mm)|
|Body Composition:||Flame Maple top on Mahogany|
|Binding (H / N / B):||Y / Y / Y|
|Number of Pick-Ups:||2|
|Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B):||DiMarzio Air NortonTM / x / DiMarzio Tone ZoneTM|
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
|Control Knobs:||Sure Grip III|
|Finish(es):||Cherry Red Sunburst (CRS)|
|Year of First Catalog Appearance:||N/A|
|Comments:||this sample appears to be a set neck version of the 1996 DT-400 and, by extension, its 2002 re-issue DT-420. This sample appears to be a slightly modified version of the sample DT-420GFM sample.|