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The family has inherited this Epiphone guitar. S/n is 406626 and there was a note that it was an Epiphone casino e23j. Any information, the estimated value would be appreciated.

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Hmm.  That serial number is not recognized by the Epiphone serial number decoder.   That may be because "serial numbers from 1970 and 1980's era Epiphone guitars made in Japan are not supported. " 

Prices for Casinos are kind of all over the place.  Looking on ebay sold listings, the cheapest went for $200, and the most expensive went for $7,000+  (a vintage from the 1960s that Keith Richards had played).  Vintage models from the 1960s are apparently worth more, but I kinda doubt yours is one of those.  Maybe a Casino specialist will chime in to help with more info.  A bigger photo and a shot of the inside label would probably help.  Good luck!

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I have no idea what an "Epiphone serial number decoder" is, but I wish people would educate themselves on how to date guitars.  I've been posting here for years, and always provide links to the following website, which is one of the best for dating vintage guitars from Gibson and some major manufacturers.  Very few people seem to take any notice of its availability, and instead go looking for magic websites that are supposed to generate answers when you enter a serial number.  If you're reading this, and want to be able to help people date their vintage guitars, simply save this link:  http://guitarhq.com/  It isn't 100% foolproof, but it's about as accurate a source as one can find online.

The serial number 406626 would most likely date to 1966 (although that was an era when Gibson's numbering system began to have flaws).  I wish that a larger photo of this Casino could be provided, as this image is very very small.

  • Gibson-made Serial Number, 1961 to 1969, all instruments (non "A" series).
    Beginning in 1961, Epiphone serial numbers follow Gibson's serial number series. All models, stamped in back top of peghead. No "MADE IN USA" stamp below serial number! Note many serial numbers are duplicated from 1963-1969. To figure out which is the exact year for a guitar, see the General Specs section for details. Numbers thanks to Walter Carter.
    Number Range       Year
    ------------       ----
    0100   to 42440    1961
    42441  to 61180    1962
    61450  to 64222    1963
    64240  to 71040    1964
    71041  to 96600    1962, a few from 1963/1964
    96601  to 99999    1963
    000001 to 099999   1967  (all 6 digit numbers 
    			  starting with "0" are 1967)
    100000 to 106099   1963 or 1967
    106100 to 106899   1963
    109000 to 109999   1963 or 1967
    110000 to 111549   1963
    111550 to 115799   1963 or 1967
    115800 to 118299   1963
    118300 to 120999   1963 or 1967
    121000 to 139999   1963
    140000 to 140100   1963 or 1967
    140101 to 144304   1963
    144305 to 144380   1964
    144381 to 149864   1963
    149865 to 149891   1964
    149892 to 152989   1963
    152990 to 174222   1964
    174223 to 176643   1964 or 1965
    176644 to 250335   1964
    250336 to 305983   1965
    306000 to 310999   1965 or 1967
    311000 to 320149   1965
    320150 to 320699   1967
    320700 to 329179   1965
    329180 to 330199   1965 or 1967
    330200 to 332240   1965, 1967 or 1968
    332241 to 348092   1965
    348093 to 349100   1966
    349121 to 368638   1965
    368640 to 369890   1966
    370000 to 370999   1967
    380000 to 385309   1966
    390000 to 390998   1967
    400001 to 406666   1966
    406667 to 409670   1966 to 1968
    409671 to 410900   1966
    410901 to 419999   unknown
    420000 to 429193   1966
    500000 to 500999   1965, 1966, 1968, or 1969
    501009 to 501600   1965
    501601 to 501702   1968
    501703 to 502706   1965 or 1968
    503010 to 503109   1968
    503405 to 520955   1965 or 1968
    520956 to 530056   1968
    530061 to 530850   1966, 1968, or 1969
    530851 to 530993   1968 or 1969
    530994 to 539999   1969
    540000 to 540795   1966 or 1969
    540796 to 545009   1969
    555000 to 556909   1966
    558012 to 567400   1969
    570087 to 570643   1966
    570645 to 570755   1966 or 1967
    570857 to 570964   1966
    580000 to 580080   1969
    580086 to 580999   1966, 1967 or 1969
    600000 to 600998   low end models, 1966, 1967, or 1968
    600000 to 606090   high end models, 1969
    700000 to 700799   1966, 1967 or 1969
    750000 to 750999   1968 or 1969
    800000 to 800999   1966, 1967, 1968 or 1969
    801000 to 812838   1966 or 1969
    812900 to 819999   1969
    820000 to 820087   1966 or 1969
    820088 to 823830   1966
    824000 to 824999   1969
    828002 to 847488   1966 or 1969
    847499 to 858999   1966 or 1969
    859001 to 895038   1967
    895039 to 896999   1968
    897000 to 898999   1967 or 1969
    899000 to 899999   1968
    900000 to 901999   1970
    910000 to 999999   1968

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