Epiphone serial decoder

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  1. VictorLazarus

    VictorLazarus Senior Member

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

    MVL.
     
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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.:thumb:
    Thanks Eggy
    Manny:thumb:
     
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    zolav8 Senior Member

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    Does anybody know a better site for Epi decoding?
    I'd like to decode a bohemian serial: B11116774
     
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    Hack Senior Member

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    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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    Mike.B. Senior Member

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    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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    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 :shock:
     
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    LongLostBrother71 Senior Member

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    so is the serial date website correct?
     
  12. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member Super Mod Premium Member

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    No !

    Have you ever tried this serial....

    EE150812345

    Guitar from the future...:hmm:
     
  13. LongLostBrother71

    LongLostBrother71 Senior Member

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    so how do i go about decoding my serial #
     
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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.
     
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    04renostar Senior Member

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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...
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member Super Mod Premium Member

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    The currently serials (used on most Epis) read like

    YY MM FF 12345

    Y=year
    M=month
    F=factory-code
     
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    LongLostBrother71 Senior Member

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    funny thing is mine is F301000, all stamped into the back of the headstock.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member Super Mod Premium Member

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    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"

    :thumb:
     
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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.
     
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    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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