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This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.
The serial number will be an 8 digit number impressed into the back of the headstock with "MADE IN USA" below.
The pattern is as follows: YDDDYRRR YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year RRR is the factory ranking/plant designation number.
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FACTORY LETTER CODES For Epiphone serial numbers that begin with a letter(s), this list identifies the factory (& country) where produced: B Bohêmia Musico-Delicia (Czech Republic) BW ____?
____ (China) DW Dae Won (China) EA Qing Dao (China) = Epiphone Acoustic ED is from their Epiphone Dongbei factory. EE Qing Dao (China) = Epiphone Electric F Fujigen (Japan) = Elite/Elitist models F/FN Fine Guitars (Korea) = non-Elite/Elitist models GG (two identified -- Epiphone says it has no record of using GG -- may have slipped through system or are 3rds) I Saein (Korea) J Indonesia (Jakarta ?
RRRR = ranking number Example - R03D0263 was made in April 2003 at the Peerless Korea factory, unit 0263.
Epiphone Elite/Elitist models FYSSSS F = factory code (this code will be an "F" or "T") Y = year of manufacture (2 = 2002, 3 = 2003, etc.) SSSS = sequential ranking number Example - T41234 is a 2004 Elitist model made at the Terada factory, production rank 1234th unit.
In the 1970s, Gibson standardized the serial number system that is still in use today.
The typically eight-digit serial numbers on Gibson guitars are stamped on the backside of the headstock.