seems no info with s/n starts with "ED". If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. I have had it a few years, but now I need to identify it, as I may have to sell it soon, heart attack and no disability or insurance etc. I still have the receipt from Yamano Music that came with the guitar. Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present. I have an Epiphone B.B.King Lucille serial n° 1011210914 one of the last made in Korea, now this guitar is made in China. I was getting nowhere myself. regarding this guitar (as to identification, year etc. Gibson USA, Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Memphis From 1975-1977 the number is typically found on a decal on the back of the headstock. Six digit serial numbers From 1961 to early 1970, Epiphone used 6-digit serial numbers in the Gibson serial number line. thanks again. Switch knob top is missing. Thanks. The plate says its from Japan. Epiphone Neck Plate Serial Number UC07100188 [show_wp_shopping_cart] £8.75 – UK Post Free Includes plastic rear cover – item is in good condition. not sure what is underneath on the actual plate as i wanted to see if this number is legit...anyhow, the number is 311571543...thanks for any help that can be offered. Many thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post and any info is really appreciated. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. I'm guessing it's a 91 or so. The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. Not sure if this is significant, but the new Nighthawk I bought 2 weeks ago has a label in the bridge pup route which mentions Gibson Japan and the serial No., and a few other bits of info on the guitar model etc. An Epiphone made in Indonesia wouldn't be a Gibson USA, right??? Some pix in my 1st posting here - http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/74683-ngd-nighthawk/. Label inside body: rectangular green label, printed in green on white paper, serial number printed, model name typed (first SN 15491) Headstock logo (electric instruments): Epiphone "bikini" logo plate (on all new models, first Coronet SN 1538) in reviewing it further, it is a S900, not S600. Clear editor. By It is not possible to determine the exact year of these guitars, but it is generally accepted that the Matsumoku factory built these guitars between 1970 and 1975. However, now that I have a series to review (thanks!) The seller said that he bought it in 1994 in Japan. hey hello everybody im new here by the way im not sure of how they manage their production because i buy yesterday at my local guitars shop a epiphone les paul jr 57'reissue but i read everywhere that there discontinued since 2007(in korina veener colour by the way!!!). With the serial number, you can check sites such as Gibson.com and GuitarDaterProject.org for the date. Steven Lister, February 15, 2009 in Epiphone Electrics. #880509353 with a SN 094846. But this serial code, says something different: Serial number: 326257 Production year: 1965 Made by Epiphone (Gibson) in Kalamazoo, USA. Plate is painted black now but is actually originally chrome. You can post now and register later. Epiphone Special model (not a Special II), Les Paul-style. If you can't determine the year it was built, write down the serial number. It's got me stuffed. It has the Mini-toggle Killswitch for Each Pickup and no 5-way selector switch. 42B, ...upstairs), http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/74683-ngd-nighthawk/. Holes Top: … Do you know why back and the bridge are engraved with Gibson USA? Most of the guitars built by Rhoads and Jackson have a serial number from 1001 to 5491. Made In Japan and Ibanez logo stamped into plate. Three-screw "Gibson" truss-rod cover, with "Epiphone" and the serial number engraved into the neck plate. The neck is miss-aligned. The Epiphone Riviera, one of Epiphone’s original, most enduring classics makes a comeback! Locate the serial number on the back of the guitar's headstock (the top of the neck where the strings are attached). Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. ... why does it start with "Y" ??? Does that mean it's a 09/1996?   Pasted as rich text. Epiphone started as a family business in 1873 as a luxury banjo manufacturer. Epiphone stamps each guitar with a serial number, however, which when deciphered can tell a guitarist all he needs to know about the guitar. Make Offer - 2001 Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Original Logo Neck Plate 90's Jackson Logo Performer Guitar Neck Plate Black Japan MIJ $12.00 An all red Epi LP with a truss rod cover that says "Gibson" and the serial # on the back of the headstock is "U7011207". it is a bolt on neck. do you guys have any idea?   Your link has been automatically embedded. Pickups are terrible. The combination of the text "Made in Japan" and the serial number was used until 1997. Pots are scratchy. Also includes original bolts/screws(black now originally chrome) and original black plastic gasket. Serial number 2nd stamped in headstock from factory, It says Epiphone on front of the headstock and Special Model and has a Gibson plate on headstock also. Ibanez neck plate Serial number stamped into plate is A831681 Which dates it from 1983. Great shape-no dents or major scratches. hello...this is my first post here on the forum...like many others, my question is in regards to the dating of my Epiphone Firebird re-issue. Maybe it will help my playing to know what I am playing! 2 Tone controls 3-way selector switch Hardware: Gold hardware Precision bridge on rosewood bridge base Frequensator tailpiece Additionally, a Charvel guitar made in the U.S. will have a San Dimas, California or Ontario, California neck plate; it will be engraved on the plate, which is located at the top of the neck. Neck: Bolt-on mahogany neck Neck plate reads "Steel Adjustable Neck" with serial number Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays 25.5" scale Binding: 2-ply neck & headstock 3-ply top Electronics: Two humbucker pickups 2 Vol. It has only 1ea Volume, Tone as pictured (not as described). × !! I have tried to search for the serial number but nothing is showing up, all i know is that the "S" stands for solid top. The paper is light blue in color on an authentic model, and the serial number is on the back metal neck plate. However, many serial numbers were duplicated during this period, making the exact production year difficult to trace. I bought the Epiphone Casino pictured a few years ago. A lot of recent Epis are indeed made by Cort in Indonesia. What does this mean?. lol! From 1961 to early 1970, Epiphone used 6-digit serial numbers in the Gibson serial number line.   You cannot paste images directly. Anyone know this guitar? Three-screw "Gibson" truss-rod cover, with "Epiphone" and the serial number engraved into the neck plate. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. The serial number is 45042. Also, it's got me thinking I'd like to just check the numbers on the rest of my Epi LP's, is there anywhere I can go to do this check? In some reissue models it can be found on the headstock or the neck plate. To understand the significance of the Epiphone serial number, we first need to look at how their company history intertwines with that of Gibson. :s .. × I hope you can help me. But this serial code, says something different: Serial number: 326257 Production year: 1965 Made by Epiphone (Gibson) in Kalamazoo, USA. ?? Vintage numbers from 1932 to 1970 are supported. Six digit serial numbers From 1961 to early 1970, Epiphone used 6-digit serial numbers in the Gibson serial number line. Made in Korea. Epiphone stamps each guitar with a serial number, however, which when deciphered can tell a guitarist all he needs to know about the guitar.