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Unread 08-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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What about 0901230012

Obviously January 2009 but from that code it seems as if it's the 12th off the production line? :S
Jan 09, Indonesian made
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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Jan 09, Indonesian made
Thanks, is 12th off the production line correct?
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Yes, that is what the sn indicates.
Not bad, shame it isn't 01 Thanks.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I was thinking of buying an Epiphone Les Paul Ebony Standard, but the serial doesn't give me any results on that guitar dater website.
Can any1 tell me if this is a real or a fake?

serial 0812121866
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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I was thinking of buying an Epiphone Les Paul Ebony Standard, but the serial doesn't give me any results on that guitar dater website.
Can any1 tell me if this is a real or a fake?

serial 0812121866
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Your guitar was made

08=year
12=month
12=factorycode, DeaWon or Unsung China
1866=production#

guitardater fails with the serialsystem Epi is using since mid 2008
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Question Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I just purchased mine NEW last month, and it starts 0101, so you're telling me that a brand new plus-top was made in Jan 2001?? Over 10 years ago??
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I just purchased mine NEW last month, and it starts 0101, so you're telling me that a brand new plus-top was made in Jan 2001?? Over 10 years ago??
What's the whole serial?
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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I just purchased mine NEW last month, and it starts 0101, so you're telling me that a brand new plus-top was made in Jan 2001?? Over 10 years ago??
Pics please
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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Your guitar was made

08=year
12=month
12=factorycode, DeaWon or Unsung China
1866=production#

guitardater fails with the serialsystem Epi is using since mid 2008
Allright! Thanks a lot!
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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I just purchased mine NEW last month, and it starts 0101, so you're telling me that a brand new plus-top was made in Jan 2001?? Over 10 years ago??
It's possible, yes. This would be what is known as NOS - new old stock.

I doubt that every guitar Epiphone ever made was sold within 1, 2 or even 5 years of its date of manufacture. They do make a lot of guitars.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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I just purchased mine NEW last month, and it starts 0101, so you're telling me that a brand new plus-top was made in Jan 2001?? Over 10 years ago??
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It's possible, yes. This would be what is known as NOS - new old stock.

I doubt that every guitar Epiphone ever made was sold within 1, 2 or even 5 years of its date of manufacture. They do make a lot of guitars.
If it is that old - it should have a serial starting with letter(s)

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If it is that old - it should have a serial starting with letter(s)

I know. I was just answering the implied more general question regarding the possibility of a guitar being 10 years old yet still 'new'.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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I know. I was just answering the implied more general question regarding the possibility of a guitar being 10 years old yet still 'new'.
A serial like his ^^ can't be.....

something is wrong, that's why I asked for pics
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A serial like his ^^ can't be.....

something is wrong, that's why I asked for pics
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I friend of mine has this EPi Lp from the late 90's..
With the SerialN: S6046472 .. What does it mean?? (I'll guess it's not made in the 60 month in year 1946
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I friend of mine has this EPi Lp from the late 90's..
With the SerialN: S6046472 .. What does it mean?? (I'll guess it's not made in the 60 month in year 1946
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it is made by Samick, Korea - April '96
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it is made by Samick, Korea - April '96

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But in what way did you crack that code??
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But in what way did you crack that code??
S6046472

S = Samick
6 = 96 (they didn't used to put the final two digits of the year, just the last one)
04 - April
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

Just curious. Does the above code also apply to other Epiphone models manufactured or just the Les Paul? Recently picked up an Epi PR-350 acoustic w/ the following code in the sound hole on a sticker: P4120331. Peerless (Korea), 1994, December, 331st produced?
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

OK, I tried the guitar dater site and got nowhere-I just bought a used Epi Dot, SN 103090277. So it is from 2010, but I'm lost after that...

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OK, I tried the guitar dater site and got nowhere-I just bought a used Epi Dot, SN 103090277. So it is from 2010, but I'm lost after that...

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I = Saein plant, Korea
03=year
09=month
0277=production#
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

i wish the dater did more than just the basic info, i wish it said what was originally shipped on the guitar, like nickel parts, or ebony fret board, what type of pups were in it....surely there is a way for it to know that mfg info
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

311528231 i need help getting info about this guitar.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

Barcham's chart of factories is good info. The Dot I brought home today was made November of 2010 in Indonesia (it has a sticker that says so) the 5th and 6th digits are 23. My Riviera and Les Paul were both made in Qingdao and have 15 in the 5th and 6th position.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

yea i just realized that...someone tried to paint over it.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

Just trying to verify my Epi Les Paul. It's in such excellent condition I have a hard time believe my guesstimate
My info leads me that it is made in Samick Plant Korea in January,1992 production#3314

The serial is S9213314

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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

Surely a January '92 serial number would start S9201 and not S921?
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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Surely a January '92 serial number would start S9201 and not S921?
than there would only be 3 digits left ....

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That would make sense wouldn't it? My bad. Judgement clouded by too many Bloody Caesars last night. I should have used my magic decoder ring.
I think I've read somewhere that the month could be just one digit, too
and it would be 4 digits left for the production ranking/number

I'm not 100% sure, just 90%
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

My LP Special has the number P6003602 stamped on the neck plate. I understand the P stands for Peerless but the next two numbers which I'm led to believe usually refer to the year of manufacture are a bit confusing unless it was made in 1960 which is highly unlikely. Can anyone help me out there ?
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I trying to verify my Epi Les Paul.
My info leads me that it is made in Bohemia Musico-Delicia

The serial is B30319057

year of production?

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