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The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. 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.This Module has been updated to work with the newer serial number formats.Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture.
Gibson Hollow Body Serial Numbers Gibson Prefix and Suffix Model Codes ES - Electric Spanish - hollow body with fixed pickup(s) T - Thinline D Double - 2 Pickups C Cutaway or Cherry Finish 3/4 - 3/4 side and short scale SV - Stereo and Veritone wiring option Please keep in mind that Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.
Click Here To Visit My Store 1947 to 1961located on a white or orange label inside the upper F Hole,can be 3, 4, or 5 characters with an "A" prefix.
A100 - A9999 1947 - 1952 A10000 - A20000 1952 - 1955 A20000 - A30000 1955 - 1959 A30000 - A36500 1959 - 1961 1961 to 1975Serial number is stamped on the back of the headstock.
There were considerable duplication of numbers so this is a very rough guide.
100 - 99999 1961 - 1963 100000 - 199999 1963 - 1967 200000 - 299999 1964 - 1965 300000 - 599999 1965 - 1969 600000 - 999999 1966 - 1969 000001 - 099999 1967 000001-999999 1970-1975 (from 74 to 75 a prefix of C, D, E, F were used Click Here To Visit My Store 1977 Forward - finally a standard serial number was used.
The first two digits are the date code , for example 8699753 = 8699753 or 1986 note: The 1952 and 53 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top had no serial numbers.