Copyright © 1999 - 2020 , All Rights Reserved. From the research Ive done, I think it was made in the early 70s. Posted by harks on Mon, 05/12/2008 - 23:21. Submitted by harks on Sat, 05/28/2005 - 15:06. They have productive capability 50,000 of Electric Guitars and basses a year. Scootermuppet Well-Known Member. Putting all of the information together, an example of a Epiphone serial number could be F0508384. FACTORY NUMBER CODES—for some models starting in 2008, if serial # begins w/numbers [NOTE: The factories identified by these codes are based on patterns that forum members have observed. RRRR= Ranking number (may be more or less digits) Example: 3021234 = Samick Korea / 1993 / February / unit … Thanks to all who responded and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. In the first two years, 1932 and 1933, Epiphone die-stamped the serial number on the inside of the back of their instruments. Example - T41234 is a 2004 Elitist model. Serial # 805060988 like to know when it was made . 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 1993. Y= Year of manufacture (2 = 2002, 3 = 2003, etc.) Hope you can find out more about these guitars. Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:08. Un Sung Musical Instrument Co. Joined: Dec 22, 2016. Does anyone know when epiphone stopped using serial number stickers? This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The guitar I believe to be made in the 70's but? The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Serial numbers from 70' and 80's era Epiphone guitars made in Japan are not supported. Epiphone Elite/Elitist models FYSSSS F= Factory Code (this code will be an "F" or "T") Y= Year of manufacture (2 = 2002, 3 = 2003, etc.) The reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period. If the serial number were to end with the digits "5473," it means the guitar was the 5,473rd guitar of that model manufactured. I noticed after looking at it and looking at a bunch of other threads that the serial number on the back of the head is a pretty cheap looking sticker. Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes. Do the numbers 88 and the last number 5 on your guitar label have a bolder appearance? I would guess the guitar is either a copy or eipiphone had samples made by prospective suppliers in the late eighties. Strange, the Guitar Dater Project doesn't recognise it either: http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx Any chance of photos (inc. the sticker)? Beginning in 1934, they moved the placement directly onto the label itself. Many '80s and early '90s serial numbers may follow a similar scheme, but may not include a factory ID code. SSSS= Sequential Serial Number Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present. My guitar is a beautiful natural maple front and sides with a big lump of pinkish wood inside and sounds absolutely great. Y/YY= Year of manufacture (Single digit for some 1997 and earlier models) 3. Posted by fredje93 on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 20:25. My Sheraton was indeed made in Korea in May 1988. It's been almost 3 years since my original post and I'd forgotten all about this! SSSS= Sequential Serial Number Example - T41234 is a 2004 Elitist model.
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