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Yes, you are right and i was wrong.

Maybe i need new glasses :unsure:

Is this guitar of any value? it was part of an inheritance and i want to insure it.

Thanks for the reply

It's an Epi, they are uninsurable, cause they are priceless [thumbup]

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Does anyone know if the Tribute Plus serial numbers have already been deciphered? [confused]

 

I put mine into the link posted above and it says mine was built in 2003. I don't believe it has been updated to include the Tribute Plus just yet.

 

BTW F319963 for mine. Black Cherry!!

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Can someone help me ? this serial doesnt make any sense to me.

Its a Les Paul CZ made Serial B10213461

 

When i look it up I get this :

Bohemia Musico-Delica Plant

Not much is known about this factory, guitars made here are only sold in Europe. However, the production quality at this factory is said to be superior to its Chinese and Korean counterparts.

on serial breakdown :

B = CZ made Bohemia

10 year ???? 2010 ?? its should be in the 90's(but is maybe older)

21 month ??? ehhhh a year doesnt have 21 month

it did look like this : Les Paul Black with Beige

but now it looks like this :highly modified

can someone help me out ?

 

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Hello there guys. I recently purchased an Epi (I just like the axes for the price and quality), but guitar dater didn´t find anything on the serial.

Any help? There you go:

 

Serial# 1104210476

 

From experience, I suppose it was manufactured in April 2011 (1104), am I correct? And what abaout "where"?

 

Thank you.

 

I know it's an old thread but if you're still wondering,

Your guitar was made at the

Unsung Plant, Korea

April 2011

Production Number: 0476

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Hello "Tribute Plus" players. After studying this guitar and it' specs, I bought one. It plays and sounds like my Les Paul Custom. This is positive. Hopefully no-one will use as grist for their mill. A grateful Epiphone owner. Peace.

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By the way, i also knew that page, but i think many doesn´t [thumbup]

Thought it´s cool to know that about my Epiphone Riviera:

 

Guitar Info

Your guitar was made at the

Peerless Plant, Korea

February 1995

Production Number: 4095

 

 

 

Peerless Korea Co., Ltd.

 

Peerless Korea Co., Ltd. is a Korean-Japanese joint venture company headquartered in South Korea and has been in the guitar-manufacturing industry since 1970. With the core expertise in guitar manufacturing initiated from Japan, Peerless has provided 2.9 million pieces of guitars in the worldwide market so far. Peerless had once manufactured 30,000 pieces of guitars per month in the past in order to meet the order quantity, however have gradually changed their focus from quantity quality. With this in mind they have cut down their manufacturing capacity to 2,000 pieces per month just to ensure the high quality of our products. Peerless produces guitars via OEM for brands such as Epiphone by Gibson, Alvarez, Hoyer and Gretsch by Fender. Note: While not explicitly stated it is believed that Peerless is part owned by Aria of Japan.

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I'd forgotten about Guitar Dater. I hadn't been to that site in years. This thread reminded me of its existence.

 

To be fair, if one reads the fine print it stresses that it isn't a database, it's just a simple computer programme. Also, there is mention of ongoing work to update the Epiphone section of the site. It must be difficult for the programmer to keep up to date with changes in practice by manufacturers, especially when large changes bring about arcane distinctions, such as Epi's shift from EE, DW, UC, etc. prefixes to 2 digit prefixes around 2010 or whenever it was.

 

Guitar Dater is also an interesting piece of Web 2.0 "With enough people contributing to the project we will be to find out what model guitars were made at which factories." It does not profess to be foolproof.

 

Ultimately, I suppose, of the guitar playing population, how many guitarists actually obsess over date/factory of manufacture? Probably a small percentage, (there being, after all, a definite distinction between people who are guitarists and people who are guitarists with a detailed interest in guitars - the latter being the type of people who frequent guitar forums).

 

For the average inquirer, Guitar Dater does a pretty good job, I think. I just grabbed an example serial number at random from ebay (a 2006 Strat in this case): http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-Fender-Classic-Player-Stratocaster-60-s-Strat-Custom-Shop-Designed-1960s-/121218903771?pt=Guitar&hash=item1c3935aedb

 

Guitar Dater says:

 

Your guitar was made at the

Ensenada Plant (Fender), Mexico

in the Year(s): 2006 - 2007

 

That's not bad. For the casual inquirer, it's probably a useful site. With these things comes a certain degree of required intelligence on the part of the person asking the question. If you type in the number of a guitar you've just purchased, new, from Guitar Center, and it tells you that it was made in 1965, or if it produces a future date in the next decade, it's reasonable to assume there is a gremlin in the works, somewhere, rather than assuming you've picked up a valuable and wholly unexpected relic, or have finally found proof of time travel...

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This 'fine print' section was added just a few weeks ago........ [lol]

 

Yeah, and after more than five years of neglect except to add invasive advertising to the website. [cursing]

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Hi

 

Yesterday, I bought a Pre-Owned LP TRIB 60'S OUTFIT EPI CHERRY SUNBIRST from SAM ASH.

I can't play so I got this guitar to try and learn with RockSmith anyway, I wanted to

look up the serial to see where it was build, purchased.

I hope that someone can help.

 

I still have 29 days to return it.

 

Serial Number: F 310440

 

Thanks (I am a Newbie)

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I think you got help at MLP

 

[thumbup]

 

At MLB my serial number was added to the list, i trying to get information as when it was built (how old) it is.

 

I was told that is about 2 years old.

 

 

But thanks for looking out.

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I havent found a good dater yet I have a Epiphone Casino purchased in 1986 at Pearson Music in NC, serial # 4103089, only thing I can see comparing it to others is flat logos compared to embossed or raised logos on trussrod cover and pickguard. Mine has flat. anyone have any ideas?

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15 hours ago, Muddflap33 said:

I havent found a good dater yet I have a Epiphone Casino purchased in 1986 at Pearson Music in NC, serial # 4103089, only thing I can see comparing it to others is flat logos compared to embossed or raised logos on trussrod cover and pickguard. Mine has flat. anyone have any ideas?

That's a weird serial for an 86. We would need to see pics of the guitar and serial to make a positive ID.

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Hello! I realize this is an old thread but, can someone tell me what year my Epiphone FT-120 was made from the serial number? The number is 570035. As far as I can decipher; from the information I can find it's made between 1976-1979. It is not the blue label which is American made but, the white and brown Norlin label stating Japan as the origin. I've found a lot of information on this guitar but, each source I've found has conflicting opinions as to the date. I'm selling it to a friend and he doesn't believe me that it's from the 70's as it is in mint shape; almost as if just bougt brand new. Any info would be appreciated. Will attach picture of guitar and label.

Thanks, 

Tim

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1 hour ago, Tallen23 said:

Hello! I realize this is an old thread but, can someone tell me what year my Epiphone FT-120 was made from the serial number? The number is 570035. As far as I can decipher; from the information I can find it's made between 1976-1979. It is not the blue label which is American made but, the white and brown Norlin label stating Japan as the origin. I've found a lot of information on this guitar but, each source I've found has conflicting opinions as to the date. I'm selling it to a friend and he doesn't believe me that it's from the 70's as it is in mint shape; almost as if just bougt brand new. Any info would be appreciated. Will attach picture of guitar and label.

Thanks, 

Tim

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Epiphone serials from that time often did not have any manufacturing info contained in them.  If they do, however,  the first number would indicate the year. The 5 *may* indicate 1975, which could be interpreted as being built in 1975 for the 1976 model year...but it also may mean nothing.  It's really hard to say. The good news is that it is most definitely Japanese from the 1970s. No doubt about it. 

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Can I trace the model of an Epiphone through its serial number? 
I looking into a Epiphone Studio Custom Shop in Pelham Blue and wanted to verify its autenticity, since the owner doesn't have the propor documents anymore.

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5 hours ago, cbb_1994 said:

Can I trace the model of an Epiphone through its serial number? 
I looking into a Epiphone Studio Custom Shop in Pelham Blue and wanted to verify its autenticity, since the owner doesn't have the propor documents anymore.

 

No, all the serial number will tell you is where, when and what production number.

 

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Hi everyone. New member, just joined. I've got an Epiphone Les Paul cherry burst that I bought many years ago. What does the serial number tell me? It's  S9323862. I've tried decoding the number, but haven't been able to figure it out. Maybe I'm not doing it correctly. Thanks for any info.

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Hi,

S- Sammick, Korea

93, 1993

2, February 

3862, the production number.

Usually the month is stated as two digits so would be 02, sometimes the years were one digit and would it would have started witha 3. That's why the problems reading them, especially if you use somewhere like guitardater.

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Thanks, Matt. My confusion was because of the statements that sometimes the year was represented with two numbers and sometimes by one. Also the same being said about the month. After reading things, on several sites, I was leaning heavily towards what you said,

S- Sammick, Korea

93, 1993

2, February 

3862, the production number.

Again, thanks for responding and sharing your knowledge.

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