Epiphone serial decoder

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  1. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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

    :D
     
  2. davies

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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'.
     
  3. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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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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    Yes, I know this too.
     
  5. Black Anger

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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;)
     
  6. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Hi,

    it is made by Samick, Korea - April '96
     
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    Thanks:)
    But in what way did you crack that code??
     
  8. davies

    davies Banned/Not Banned V.I.P. Member

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    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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    Schimmelaw Junior Member

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    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?
     
  10. old mark

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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...

    Thanks.

    mark
     
  11. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I think it is.....

    I = Saein plant, Korea
    03=year
    09=month
    0277=production#
     
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    gspyda Senior Member

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    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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    311528231 i need help getting info about this guitar.
     
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    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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    yea i just realized that...someone tried to paint over it.
     
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    Just trying to verify my Epi Les Paul. It's in such excellent condition I have a hard time believe my guesstimate :shock:
    My info leads me that it is made in Samick Plant Korea in January,1992 production#3314

    The serial is S9213314

    Thanks for your help, and Happy Holidays.
     
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    Surely a January '92 serial number would start S9201 and not S921?
     
  18. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    :hmm: than there would only be 3 digits left ....

    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% :D
     
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    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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    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?

    Thanks for help
     

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