The last 5 digits form the series sequence number. By 1975, the Japanese market started seeing some of the more familiar designs and names being reintroduced. Last 4 digits: Production sequence number. Similarly, the next two numbers in the serial represent the month in which the guitar was made. These two numbers represent the year the guitar was made. Any idea how many of these were made, and a guess at the value in excellent original condition? What I feel is different about it, is the natural finish rather than sunburst. Korea L Leader Musical Instrument Co Ltd.
Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s. All numbers were impressed into the wood and a six-digit number was assigned, though no particular order was given and some instruments had a letter prefix. The 5th and 6th figures represent the month. The new model year typically launches in the fall as the current model year winds down. Once the last three numbers reach 699, the batch number moves on to 1, and the last three digits are reset to 500. The other shapes Flying V, T-Bird, Explorer, etc. The last 4 digits form the series sequence number Example: Serial number R04E0123 is the 123st guitar of May 2004, built in the Peerless factory, Korea.
Charlie, if this has been posted before please delete it or move it. It is certain that the models with a 6 digit serial number starting with 0 were produced in 1967. The second, third, and fourth numbers show on which day of that year the instrument was made. The 3rd and 4th digits represent the month. By 1976 new designs of higher quality were being introduced for export but did not include the current Japanese market models. After Epi died in 1943, control of the company went to his brothers, Orphie and Frixo. Letter s and numbers One letter five digits The letter indicates the factory code and the first digit is the last digit of the year since 2002.
I cannot find any info on this, any help is appreciated. Several Epiphone guitars have been produced in the United States after 1971. In 2004 Epiphone introduced a series of acoustic guitars named Masterbilt after a line of guitars of the 1930s, which are built in the same factory. From 1983 there is also produced in Korea and then in 1995 also in Indonesia. This amp was made in the second quarter of 1999. These were used respectively from 1990 and 1988 and also manufactured by Samick in Korea. One letter seven digits The letter indicates the factory code and the first digit is the last digit of the year.
With some exceptions, Epiphones are made in Korea to this day. As of 2012, Epiphone has ceased production of their line of amplifiers with the exception of the Player and Performance Pack practice amplifiers, available only in Epiphone's starter packages. Hi, Ive got an epihpone les paul standard serial 17030629. Two letters six digits The letter indicates the factory code and the next two digits are the last two digits of the year. The serial number is a transparent stick on lable on the back of the headstock.
As of 2008, all of the Elitist models have been discontinued with the exception of the Elitist Casino and the Dwight Trash Casino. Next 2 digits: Month of manufacture. The Valve Hot Rod is a 5 watt amp like the Valve Junior, but has a gain and reverb control. Where to find the serial number Locate the serial number on the back of the guitar head. Two letter nine digits This coding is the same as the coding of Two letter eight digits with the difference that here is 5 digits for it sequence number are used Acoustic guitars Japan The acoustic guitars from Epiphone, which were manufactured by Matsumoku in Japan from 1970 to 1987, are not reliable serial numbering system, but can be approximately dated by color and inscription from the Epiphone label.
Gibson labels were Orange and imported labels were Blue. Example: C99040233 is the 233rd guitar of April 1999, built in the Cort factory, Korea. The other Kalamazoo-made Epiphones had technical or cosmetic relationship with the similar Gibson version. Is anyone able to date my Epiphone Sheraton? The serial number is 880509595 and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock. Stathopoulo moved to the in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments, as well as , from in ,.
. King Lucille with serail number in the back of the headstock R988003 and feeling frustrated because in all the information can get this code with a letter and 6 digits. Could you tell me when it was made and if it has any collector value. Between 1970 and 1983 the Epiphone was manufactured in Japan and the serial numbers became unreliable for dating purposes. The typically eight-digit serial numbers on Gibson guitars are stamped on the backside of the headstock. I would be gald to know the guitars age at least - thanks I have what I believe to be an early 70's Epiphone in the style of a 335. Epiphone also continued its production of world class archtop guitars using the same patterns and molds from Epi's New York era.