It follows that potential scammers can use this knowledge to try to trick unsuspecting buyers. On their low-end guitars, they used an assortment of different tuners. Are you sure that's the exact serial number? Thanks to all who responded and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. Year 1st Number ---- ---------- 1958 8 1959 9 1960 0 Gibson-made hollowbody serial number as used from 1958 to 1961. Do the numbers 88 and the last number 5 on your guitar label have a bolder appearance? This serial number guide will help you to figure it all out. This has helped in the dating of old Epiphones, and has given a lot of information regarding production numbers.
The numbers appear as the 5th and sixth digits in the serial number. But that don't make the guitar a fake. The stock of Epi-made necks ran out in late 1961 or early 1962 on most models. Solidbody electric Epiphones with New York pickups are interesting to collectors, but not for their sound. They have productive capability 50,000 of Electric Guitars and basses a year. One letter eight digits The letter indicates the factory code, the next two digits are the last two digits of the year. These Epiphone models made from 1958 to 1960 like the Sheraton and Coronet are much more collectable and valuable with New York pickups, even though everyone agrees the later models sound much better fitted with Gibson pickups.
Whereas Martin guitars have been using a single, consistent numbering system since the 19th century, Gibson has several different serial number formats since its inception in 1902, meaning that some formats and numbers overlap across decades. Middle: peghead style on most high-end models like the Emperior. In the 1930's, the company changed its emphasis to guitars. One letter six digits The letter indicates the factory code and the first and second digit are the last two digits of the year. Here's a guide to Epiphone serial numbers taken from Gibson's website: Most regular production models since ca.
For this reason, it is not as easy to know where each guitar comes from or when it was made. Since these numbers were applied before the instrument was painted, the serial number only gives an approximate age especially on less popular instruments such as electric banjos and electric mandolins. Our hope is to make the dating process and, in turn, the valuation as easy, accurate and transparent as possible. The Riviera, though equal in playability and sound, is not nearly as collectable. Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present. Seven digit serial numbers do not have a factory code, here is the first digit the last year of the decade. Except the extra digit is a zero behind the 88.
Epiphone stamps a serial number on each guitar, after decoding it can tell you where and when it was built. One letter seven digits The letter indicates the factory code and the first digit is the last digit of the year. Is anyone able to date my Epiphone Sheraton? It is not uncommon for a new model year model to be produced during the previous model year example — a 2015 model may have been built in late 2014. What can anyone tell me about this does it mean anything? Gibson-made Serial Number, 1958-1960, solidbody guitars. The last documented serial number in this series is 20142.
It looks like a real Gibson but i have never seen one without a serial number if this is not real it's the best fake i have ever seen but i am not an expert in vintage guitars I will post pics later when i get home dont know if i can do pics from iphone The Shallers are of course not the original Machines I can see the original screw hole impressions. There is no way to fix this short of replacing the binding. The first digit is the last digit of the production year, the following four digits are the serial number. This stamp is also seen on the back of the peghead. For some reason, a new numbering system was started in 1944.
Epiphone is one of the widely known guitar manufacturers. Seems that Epiphone started the numbering over again , I called Epiphone Factory rep's and was told S7019737 was made in 2000's. Even Guitar dater doesn't recognize the serial. The guitar I believe to be made in the 70's but? This guitar will be for sale when I finish cleaning and setup. The Stathopoulo family regained control again in 1955, but few if any instruments were made in 1956 and 1957. For 1932 and 1933, the serial number is die-stamped on the interior side of an instrument's back.
Only numbers For an eleven digit serial number, the encoding is as follows: Example: 11051502060 The first two digits are the last 2 digits of the year. With the start of the Electar model line in late 1935, Epiphone began a new serial number system for their electric instruments only. The factory code can be an F or a T here. As one of the oldest and most widely recognized brands in music, has crafted some of the most cherished and valuable instruments of all time. From 1934 forward, the serial numbers were typed or stamped directly on the Epiphone label. These markings were stamped into the wood on the back of the peghead.
The Sheraton, especially the early version with blond finish, is also very collectable. Since May 10, 1957, Epiphone is part of Gibson and is going to make more and more Gibson models. The number is on the back of tuning head. Because of this, electric archtop Epiphones are much less desirable, and are worth considerably less than fully acoustic archtop models. It is dark maple sunburst, gold plated hardware, and serial is S7019737.