These labels say "Union Made" in the lower left corner and are sometimes hand-stamped with "Made in Japan" at the bottom. Some of the interim blue lables had neither the "Union Made" nor "Made in Japan" markings on them.
When supplies ran out, these labels were replaced with a new batch that were printed "Made in Japan" in the lower right corner. Pre "Union Made" labels are distinguishable from labels used on Japanese intruments by the printed model name of the intrument only.
Date an epiphone Les Paul. By southpawjam, 8 years ago on Other Guitars Question & Answers. 12, K. Date an epiphone Les Paul. How do I tell the year of an Epiphone Les Paul SJ serial number ? epiphone les-paul. answer #2. Per your on-line data base dating this guitar was made in. The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. Vintage numbers from to are supported. Serial numbers from 70' and 80's era Epiphone guitars made in Japan are not supported. The reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period.
Lincolnwood Labels: The Lincolnwood label was also used for the Tawainese "Epi" series acoustic guitars from These labels say "Made in Tawain" in the bottom right corner. Last edited: Jan 24, Morscherszenasivomer and Supersonic like this.
You must log in or sign up to reply here. The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator. Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers.
There should be a space after the 1st digit with the 4 and 5 digit serial numbers, and no space with the 6 digit numbers. The 1st and 2nd indicate the year of manufacture for the 6 digit serial numbers which we've been using since Gibson USA to present - These serial numbers cannot be dated to a specific day of the year.
Sep 17, In the first two years, an Epiphone die-stamped the serial number on the inside of the back of their instruments. If you look through the "F" hole on the bass side, you will see it positioned below the label. Beginning in , they moved the placement directly onto the label itself. This sequence begins in with the number. Jan 24, Discussion in ' Epiphone Guitars ' started by Paruwi, Aug 11, Not open for further replies. In models begin to appear without a factory i.d. letter prefix. Y/YY = Year of manufacture (Single digit for some and earlier models) RRRR = Ranking number (may be more or less digits) M = Letter code to corresponding month (A = January. Serial number is the th guitar built in May at the Qingdao factory in China. (Since Epiphone guitars have been produced in China) Five digit serial numbers. Five digits with a space after the first digit and custom shop on the back of the headstock, applied from to The first digit is the last digit of the.
The new model year typically launches in the fall as the current model year winds down. It is not uncommon for a new model year model to be produced during the previous model year example - a model may have been built in late Example: 7 is the rd reissue model produced in NOTE - as of1st digit will be a "2" Examples: is the 9th carved top produced on the st day of Example: 7 is the rd reissue model produced in Andy Summers ES Limited edition of Johnny A.
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Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no "MADE IN USA" (just as we used on the original Les Pauls). Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers. Dec 11, The numbers appear as the 5th and 6th digits in the serial number. This information has not been officially confirmed by Epiphone. F-Serial Numbers on Les Paul Standard '59/'60 Models and Tribute/Plus Models The latest serial number system used by Epiphone has not yet been completely deciphered. The new "F" models are made in China. Note: The discontinued Epiphone Slash Les Paul made has a standard Epiphone serial number. Tony Iommi SG Numbered in sequence as "TI xxx" Zakk Wylde Les Paul Bullseye and the rare "Rough Top" version numbered in sequence as "ZW xxx" Camo version numbered in sequence as "ZPW xxx" Gibson Banjos to present. Earl Scruggs Models.