# Dating epiphone serial numbers

### Dating epiphone serial numbers - issues of interracial dating

Guitar Dating using Source Date Code Alembic Serial Numbers Aria Guitar Serial Numbers Ballurio Serial Numbers B. Rich Serial Numbers Blue Book Serialization Page Carvin Identification Danelectro Serial Numbers D'Angelico Serial Numbers Dobro Serial Numbers Dr. The Epiphone company was established in 1928 in New York City.

Epiphone started making electric guitars in the 1930's, and are probably best known for its archtops. The Stathopoulo family bought the company back in 1955 but by 1957 the company had been acquired by CMI.

Regarding quailty, I have owned many of both these Japanese guitars and it is a fallacy that the than the Mexican made guitars and rival many of the USA models.

The JV and SQ guitars, as well as some of the E series, had USA parts (mostly pickups, switches, and potentiometers) that were shipped over to Japan to help speed up production while the new USA plant was being set up in Corona, California.

The charts below are excerpts from our Registry database of documented Epiphone guitars, mandolins and amplifiers of the c.1928–1956 era (pre-Gibson).

Listed are serial number/model pairs along with the estimated manufacturing year.

Southpawjam: The serial number "07038305" indicates; the first digit is the last digit of the two digits for the year of manufacture = 2000 and the third and fourth digits are the week it was manufactured 03 = 3rd week of January. Per your on-line data base dating this guitar was made in Korea in March of 2007 with a Production Number of 8305.

Hope this helps, kcbuck My method for the serial number decoding was per the Blue Book of Electric Guitars....Maybe the transitional guitars from MIJ to the CIJ??) JV 5 digits 1982-1984SQ 5 digits 1983-1984E 6 digits 1984-1987A 6 digits 1985-1986B 6 digits 1985-1986C 6 digits 1985-1986F 6 digits 1986-1987 G 6 digits 1987-1988H 6 digits 1988-1989 I 6 digits 1989-1990J 6 digits 1989-1990 K 6 digits 1990-1991 L 6 digits 1991-1992M 6 digits 1992-1993N 6 digits 1993-1994O 6 digits 1993-1994P 6 digits 1993-1994Q 6 digits 1993-1994S 6 digits 1994-1995 T 6 digits 1994-1995U 6 digits 1995-1996N 5 digits 1995-1996V 6 digits 1996-1997In 1997, Fender transitioned to a serial number decal that included the words “Crafted in Japan” above the serial number.😧 By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility. I've been collecting buying and selling ES 335/345/355 guitars for 20 years.Note: W year (Wiedler year) refers to the "revised" SN/year charts based on our research. (F years: only the starting points appear in the charts.) And there are photos: Click on the P link on the right to show a picture of the respective instrument (currently only 1 photo per instrument although our library includes 40’000 photos in total).