Dating an epiphone les paul guitar
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.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 ____?Your guitar's model and year will appear on the screen. in technical communication and teaches courses in writing and editing at the university level.Art Corvelay is a freelance writer for demand studios who has been writing and editing for five years.
where made -- the factory code #s identified so far are shown in red print below RRRRR = remaining digits = ranking number -- example 08121520333 was made in December 2008, factory 15, 2 unknown significance, 0333 unit produced [NOTE - pre 1993-94 productions also frequently omitted factory letter codes and appeared as all numbers e.g.
Enter the serial number in the serial number text box.
Enter the model of the guitar in the box below the serial number box.
Now, however, Epiphone is a subsidiary company of the world famous guitar company, Gibson.
Epiphone provides an affordable alternative to the relatively higher priced Gibson guitars.