Question about serial number??

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this pelham blue standard epi i have turned out to be a 2 nd and had the gold sticker with serial on it. i was cleaning the guitar waiting on the rest of the parts to get here. i pulled the gold sticker off and under it was a serial number with the last three digits punched out to make unreadable. so my question is from the first part off the sreial can you guys tell me anything about the guitar? like the yr ??

16041505XXX is what the org serial is showing.....
 

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Oct 18, 2017
YYMMFFRRRRR
In 2008 models begin to appear without a factory i.d. letter prefix.
  • YY = Year of manufacture
  • MM = Month of manufature
  • FF = Factory I.D.
  • RRRRR = Ranking number
Example: 08121520333 = 2008 / December / factory 15 / unit 20333


so using this from the serial number thread ... i have ????

16041505XXX = 2016 / April / factory 15 / unit 05???

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Yep
15 = Qingdao (China) -- electric

So ... 16041505XXX = 2016 / April / Qingdao (China) / unit 05XXX
 

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Yep
15 = Qingdao (China) -- electric

So ... 16041505XXX = 2016 / April / Qingdao (China) / unit 05XXX
so im am a little confused on the yr ? didn't they stop the pelham blue run in 2013? ?
 

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Maybe not ... or you have a garden escape.
well with it being a 2Nd and all that I will probably never sell the guitar. i freaking love this guitar and recntly just replaced all the hardware in gold with some probuckers and new wireharness... so was just a little curios as to what yr it was and what ever else i could find out about the guitar with what part of the serial number i had, so i guess what i'm tryin to say is no mater what info i dig up on the guitar isn.t goithing to change my mind set on the guitar.. this one is a keeper and i'll proably never get rid of it..... was just curios about the whole 2 nd situation....
 

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A second is usually a guitar that doesn't pass inspection. It is then refurbished and most of the time, the only sign is that 2ND stamp.
 

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A second is usually a guitar that doesn't pass inspection. It is then refurbished and most of the time, the only sign is that 2ND stamp.
when i gutted the guitar i went over inch by inch and to mt untrained eyes i couldn't find any defects... i did notice a few bliimishes in the paint around the bridge area but not really noticable .....
 

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the serial number to this epiphone studio i just bought is as follows:

10081506592 = 2010 / Aug / 15 = Qingdao (China) / unit 06592

am i correct??? AND ...... holy crap they made a metric shit ton of these studios!!!!
 

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