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Unread 02-14-2008, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Epiphone serial decoder

The old site doesen't seem to be there anymore, any1 know anywhere else I can find a Epi serial decoder?

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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

here you go

The Guitar Dater Project - Epiphone Serial Number Decoder
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Just want to thank eggy for the website to look up the serial number to identify Epiphone guitars by serial numbers.
Thanks Eggy
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

Does anybody know a better site for Epi decoding?
I'd like to decode a bohemian serial: B11116774
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

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Does anybody know a better site for Epi decoding?
I'd like to decode a bohemian serial: B11116774
Your guitar was made at the
Bohemia Musico-Delica Plant, Czech Republic
November 2011
Production Number: 6774



...so how does that work? Post was created in 2009, but his guitar was made in 2011?
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It didn't work quite well. My SG-400 has serial code UC07111179 and it don't recognise the UC letters. The rest is easy but still.... Anybody on the letters UC?
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It didn't work quite well. My SG-400 has serial code UC07111179 and it don't recognise the UC letters. The rest is easy but still.... Anybody on the letters UC?
the epi lp standard I used to own had the UC serial number as well.
according to the Epiphone Les Paul FAQ
UC = Unsung - Origin - China
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the epi lp standard I used to own had the UC serial number as well.
according to the Epiphone Les Paul FAQ
UC = Unsung - Origin - China
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Production Number: 6774



...so how does that work? Post was created in 2009, but his guitar was made in 2011?
That guitar was probably made in 2001.
I have two LP's made at that plant. One from 96 with serial B0610xxx, and a 98 with serial B0810xxx.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I entered the serial no: of one of my telecasters and it came up with this.

Your guitar was made at the
Terada Plant, Japan
2000
Production Number: 24412

It was made 5 years after I bought it
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

so is the serial date website correct?
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so is the serial date website correct?
No !

Have you ever tried this serial....

EE150812345

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Production Number: 12345
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so how do i go about decoding my serial #
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I'm glad this thread has come up as I'm getting ready to try to decipher the code for a newer Epi. I know it's from China, but I'm unsure of the year.
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so how do i go about decoding my serial #
the most accurate way to decode a serial number is to call the Gibson customer service number. They'll let you know what you've got, where & when it was made, etc...
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I'm glad this thread has come up as I'm getting ready to try to decipher the code for a newer Epi. I know it's from China, but I'm unsure of the year.
The currently serials (used on most Epis) read like

YY MM FF 12345

Y=year
M=month
F=factory-code
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The currently serials (used on most Epis) read like

YY MM FF 12345

Y=year
M=month
F=factory-code
funny thing is mine is F301000, all stamped into the back of the headstock.
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funny thing is mine is F301000, all stamped into the back of the headstock.
Than your's a Tribute or a 1959 model, they do have a new serial-system,
which is not yet known,
F in this case is not Fujigen, BTW

....that's why I said "used on most Epis"

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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

well you learn somethin everyday. i went out lookin for a standard to replicate a 59' model, bought burstbuckers to put in it. and all along i had an epi limited edition 59 LP Standard that already had burstbuckers in it lol. looks like ill probably take the extra set of burstbuckers and just put em in a strat Jimmy Herring style.
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well you learn somethin everyday. i went out lookin for a standard to replicate a 59' model, bought burstbuckers to put in it. and all along i had an epi limited edition 59 LP Standard that already had burstbuckers in it lol. looks like ill probably take the extra set of burstbuckers and just put em in a strat Jimmy Herring style.
I think have a 59' LP Standard but mine doesn't have the push/pull knobs, It has "USED" stamped on the back of the headstock with a new serial number but it covers the old one and I can read F301 and they burnt the remaining numbers.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

the serial on my guitar is on the back of the body on that metal plate where the neck is bolted on and it doesn't have any letters... it's made in Indonesia, the site didn't even recognize the serial.
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I am having trouble ID'ing this Epiphone!
On the headstock it says Special Model with a Gibson plate (truss rod cover) on the Back of the headstoock is Stamped the numbers 2ND
on the plate where the neck screws on is this number: C197116398

I have tried a lot of sites (even the Guitar dater project listed above) posted it on the Gibson/Epiphone forum for a few days to no avail...
I Need to sell it, (heart attack just after I lost unemployment, and no insurance or savings ) I know it may not be worth anything, but with 2ND impressed in headstock it may be? I have had it a few years, it was used in a music store that is no longer in business , (in Bryson City NC) when I bought it.

So... can any of you experts here identify it?
I sure hope so and thank you in advance :-)
I have some photos on the Gibson/Epiphone forum, Here:
i.d. your Epiphone here -- serial # key, guitardater link + factory codes... a worldwide guide >part 3 - Gibson Guitar Board - Page 20


Thanks in Advance for any help!
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the most accurate way to decode a serial number is to call the Gibson customer service number. They'll let you know what you've got, where & when it was made, etc...
I may look up the number and try that if No-one on here knows, Thanks :-)
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The currently serials (used on most Epis) read like

YY MM FF 12345

Y=year
M=month
F=factory-code
So if my serial is 10041512462, then that means it was made in April 2010?

If thats correct then that also means that my guitar was sitting in a box waiting for me to pick it out for a little bit more than a year.
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So if my serial is 10041512462, then that means it was made in April 2010?

If thats correct then that also means that my guitar was sitting in a box waiting for me to pick it out for a little bit more than a year.
Yep,

April 2010, QingDao made
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Re: Epiphone serial decoder

I have a Ephiphone Prophecy that I can't figure out. will you help me with it?

0805124836

Thank you lots!
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0805124836

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I have a Ephiphone Prophecy that I can't figure out. will you help me with it?

0805124836

Thank you lots!
08=year
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12=factorycode = DaeWon or Unsung, China
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Thanks guys.

To the guy with the Traynor. I just started using a Traynor YCS100H1. Good stuff.
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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
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