Dating epiphone serial numbers
There is one extra digit to many to show it as being in the Gibson series. Do the numbers 88 and the last number 5 on your guitar label have a bolder appearance? It's been almost 3 years since my original post and I'd forgotten all about this! They have productive capability 50,000 of Electric Guitars and basses a year.My guitar is a beautiful natural maple front and sides with a big lump of pinkish wood inside and sounds absolutely great. Thanks to all who responded and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. For those who want to date their guitars, check this site out: carl_ejay - This is the info from the site regarding the serial number you quoted: Guitar Info Your guitar was made at the Unsung Plant, Korea May 1996 Production Number: 1385 Un Sung Musical Instrument Co. Not only do they produce guitars for several well known brands by OEM but also have their own line 'Silver Star'. Website - Hi guys, I am new to this forum I bought an Epiphone Dot today, it's really pretty and plays wonderful.Epiphone is one of the widely known guitar manufacturers.Originally an independent brand, Epiphone was bought by Gibson Guitar in 1957.As opposed to a brand such as Fender, whose guitars are either made in America or Mexico, Epiphone's guitars can come from a number of different factories in a variety of countries.For this reason, it is not as easy to know where each guitar comes from or when it was made.This is my first electric guitar, saved up for it for a long time.I wondered if you could tell me where or when it was made, Serial number is: 10071501353 Thanks guys. Here's a guide to Epiphone serial numbers taken from Gibson's website: Most regular production models since ca. Many '80s and early '90s serial numbers may follow a similar scheme, but may not include a factory ID code.
Epiphone was Gibson's main rival in the archtop market prior to its acquisition in 1957.
In the 1970s, Gibson standardized the serial number system that is still in use today.
The typically eight-digit serial numbers on Gibson guitars are stamped on the backside of the headstock.
The serial number is 880509595 and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock.
The front of the headstock has "Epiphone by Gibson" at the top and the Epiphone logo at the bottom. ______________________________________________________________________ looking at the epiphone forum the serial numbers seem to run similar to gibsons, if they begin with a letter then this denotes the factory/country of origin, yours has no letter so yours according to Epi forum was made in 88(1988) 05(may 5th month) 09595(9,595th guitar made). Hi, I have such an Epiphone, serial number begining with 88 and I cannot find when it was made either!