Stamped Serial Numbers?

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  1. XTN

    XTN Senior Member

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    This pertains to the Iommi SG I’m waiting for delivery on. I bought it from a reputable shop on Reverb and last night noticed the...

    Serial number was STAMPED (decoded manufacturing date says June of 17)

    My other (now damaged) Epi Iommi had the normal screened SN. All my other LP Epiphones domas well. I did ask if it was a demo or a 2nd (previous to noticing the SN) and was assured of its purity.

    Did Epiphone start stamping (like Gibson) in 2017?

    Note: I post it here because it’s a brand question pertaining to all Epiphones. Move if necessary.
     

  2. sasquatch

    sasquatch Premium Member

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    By my own account
    Quingdao China's first stamped serials appeared around 8 16.
    My 07 16 Plus Top Pro is written in gold letters
    My 09 16 Custom is stamped
    both with 15 as the factory code

    The Indonesian built Lee Malia Custom from 11 16 is written in gold letters
    factory code 23
    had a 'Made in Indonesia' sticker on the neck

    Paruwi would probably know more,
    but this is my 'What's This?' account of my own situation
     
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  3. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Yes,

    nothing to worry about
     
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  4. XTN

    XTN Senior Member

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    OK. Question answered. Thank you both. Nice to see you again Paruwi.
     
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