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Dont know a lot about these numbers so take that with a pinch of salt, you could try posting your question here: and goto the forum link. I would guess the guitar is either a copy or eipiphone had samples made by prospective suppliers in the late eighties.Due to the 88 at the front I think it might be an early sample from the company whom started manufacture in the 90's for Epiphone.A Japanese-made Epiphone can also have no letter, in which case the serial number would just start with numbers.If the guitar was made in Indonesia, it will have a "SI," which stands for Samick's Indoesian factory. These two numbers represent the year the guitar was made.This Module has been updated to work with the newer serial number formats.
I wondered if you could tell me where or when it was made, Serial number is: 10071501353 Thanks guys. Here's a guide to Epiphone serial numbers taken from Gibson's website: Most regular production models since ca. Many '80s and early '90s serial numbers may follow a similar scheme, but may not include a factory ID code.FYYMMRRRR F= Factory code (this can be 2 letters as well) YY= year of manufacture (this can also be just 1 digit for '90s models) MM= month of manufacture R= ranking number (may be more or less digits, not necessarily indicative of total units produced) Example - S02021234 was issued in Feb. Another code used on some current Epiphone models FYYMRRRR F= Factory code YY=Year of manufacture M= This will be a letter code corresponding to the month (A=January, B=February, etc...) RRRR= ranking number Example - R03D0263 was issued in April 2003.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 Serial Number Example - T41234 is a 2004 Elitist model. It is dark maple sunburst, gold plated hardware, and serial # is S7019737. Seems that Epiphone started the numbering over again , I called Epiphone Factory rep's and was told S7019737 was made in 2000's.If the guitar was made in China, it will be denoted with a "DW," which stands for Dae Won; an "EA" or "EE," which stand for Gibson's Qingdao factory; an "MC," which stands for Muse; a "SJ" for Sae Jung; a "Z," which represents Zaozhuang Saehan; or a "BW," which just stands for China itself.If the guitar was made in Japan, the letters printed to represent it are either a "F" for Fuji Gen or a "J" or "T," which stand for Terada.