It's not made by epiphone like the rule sticky, but its just making it easier for people to access user submitted content that could otherwise be seen on other sites on the internet.
Lighten up y'all, Duane and sexygibson are doing a fine job I think.
RRRR = production number CZECH REPUBLIC: B= Bohêmia Musico-Delicia KOREA: I= Saein, U=Unsung, S=Samick, P or R=Peerless CHINA: DW=Dea Won, EA=Gibson/Qing Dao (Acoustic guitar), EE=Gibson/Qing Dao (Electric guitar), MC=Muse, SJ=Sae Jung, Z=Zaozhuang Saehan, BW=China UC=Unsung China MR = Mirr factory JAPAN: No letter or F=Fuji Gen, J or T=Terada INDONESIA: SI=Samick (Bogor factory) This newest serial number system used by Epiphone is not yet completely deciphered.' F' doesn't refer to ' Fine, Korea' - nor to ' Fuji-gen, Japan' - New "F" models are made in China.
This serial number system doesn't exactly tell the year - and doesn't tell the month at all.
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Guitardater doesn't recognize the serial# system Epiphone is using since mid 2008 ! Chinese made guitars with F 31xxxx like the "1959" model or the 1960/2010 tribute models don't work either, or are falsely rated as Fuji Gen, Japan made instuments. of your 1993 or most later models Epiphone either: 1.
They were made by Terada and usually have an Orange Epiphone label.
he easiest way to find the year of manufacture of a particular Gibson guitar is to reference the instrument's serial number of factory order number.
The numbers appear as the 5th and sixth digits in the serial number.] 11 = MIC sticker on a '08 Masterbuilt 500 12 = Dea Won or Unsung (China -- uncertainty remains as to which factory) 15 = Qingdao (China) -- electric 16 = Qingdao (China) -- acoustic 17 = China - factory unknown MIC sticker on a J160E 18 = China - factory unknown found on one 2009 model bass 20 = Dae Won or Unsung (China -- uncertainty remains as to which factory) 21 = Unsung, Korea 22 = ??? Indonesia (factory still unknown)[/i] I = Indonesia (this letter has appeared as the 5th digit on two authentic new models made in Indonesia) Member paruwi6172 is now keeping this thread current through your input and PMs to him.
This list was compiled by contributors to the Gibson/Epi forums and is updated with new information that can be confirmed from multiple sources. I have always wanted to know for sure where it's country of origin was as well. : 2006 Epiphone Ebony G400, 1997 Epiphone Cherry SG Junior, 2007 Epiphone Cherry Dot, 1996 Fender Black MIM Traditional Stratocaster, 2008 VM Squier Olympic White SSH Telecaster, 2011 Jackson Gun Metal Gray JS32R Dinky (FR), 2014 Gibson Fireburst Satin SGJ, 2014 Epiphone Wildkat, 2015 Xaviere XV-500 Trans.