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Hi to all Epiphone detectives. I hope you can help me.   I bought the Epiphone Casino pictured a few years ago. The seller said that he bought it in 1994 in Japan. I still have the receipt from Yama

Reality is you really don't know what came from Japan if your only resources are online. As you stated many colors and configurations have come from Japan including bolt on neck LP copies. I have seen

This is an attempt to get "control" about the first post,   as suggested by Steven Lister and in agreement with Duane

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What exactly does the production # stand for ? Is it the amount of units produced that month' date=' or the order in which your guitar came off the line ?

 

F01100017 - Korea / Fine Plant / Oct / 01 - the number 0017 baffles me tho.

 

Thanks ![/quote']

 

The production number is what number guitar yours was of all the guitars produced that month.

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Can you let me know where you got your "keys" and factory letter/number identifiers from please. I'm in dispute with someone I bought an Epiphone Dot from and they refuse to take your post as a reliable source. I feel that they say this as your post suggests that what they sold me as a Korean model is in in fact a Chinese one, as denoted by the 5th and 6th digits of the serial number being 15 (full serial number is 08121501484)

 

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Hi

 

Can you let me know where you got your "keys" and factory letter/number identifiers from please. I'm in dispute with someone I bought an Epiphone Dot from and they refuse to take your post as a reliable source. I feel that they say this as your post suggests that what they sold me as a Korean model is in in fact a Chinese one' date=' as denoted by the 5th and 6th digits of the serial number being 15 (full serial number is 08121501484)

 

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You can go here and put the serial number in.

http://www.guitardaterproject.org/

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I posted this in another post, but I'll put it here as well as perhaps someone can glean a bit of info from it in the future as more guitars get reported. jerrymac and RobinTheHood have helped me identify a 1980's Epiphone that I had stored in the back of my closet and had completely forgotten about. From what jerrymac and RobinTheHood have been able to tell me it appears to be an S series (possibly a special order S-400 with a Kayler Flyer bridge) from somewhere between 1986 - 1989. As noted the serial number may not conform to the current data as it would have it as a 1985 but it appears the S series did not start production until 1986 and it appears not to follow the Samick 8 digit serial number as noted in the Premier guitar article about an S series.

 

For anyone interested the serial number is: 5086940 (picture of the headstock below) - it has a Kramer style headstock and the Kahler Flyer bridge with a H-S-S pickup configuration.

 

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Maybe someone out there has a similar guitar and can glean something from this info.

 

Jind

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Ok guys I need your help. I'm in the process of getting my Casino. Here's where y'all com in. The serial # is GG 05080884. Now' date=' we look at the serial # and we can see that GG isn't an Epiphone serial. Now I need to hear from the others that have one of these GG's. ....

 

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I justed picked up a Dot myself that starts with a "GG"..it's an 05 model. Don't know which factory, but they sure did a nice job on it! Oh, hi all, btw

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Hello!

 

My name is Stefano, from Italy, i found precious information in this topic., but i need your help

 

I'm after a beautiful Epiphone Sheraton with a rare wine red finish,

the seller told me the guitar was made in Japan in 1984, its serial is

 

4053802

 

But using guitar date project i found the guitar was made in Korea(not in Japan) in 1994 (not in 1984)

 

So, anyone can help me identifying this guitar? According to you, which is the right value for the guitar (the hardshell is included)?

 

Thanks for all the answer and sorry for my bad english

 

Stefano

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Hello!

 

My name is Stefano' date=' from Italy, i found precious information in this topic., but i need your help

 

I'm after a beautiful Epiphone Sheraton with a rare wine red finish,

the seller told me the guitar was made in Japan in 1984, its serial is

 

4053802

 

But using guitar date project i found the guitar was made in Korea(not in Japan) in 1994 (not in 1984)

 

So, anyone can help me identifying this guitar? According to you, which is the right value for the guitar (the hardshell is included)?

 

Thanks for all the answer and sorry for my bad english

 

Stefano[/quote']

 

The Guitar Dater is limited in what it can do, and it is not programmed to recognize Japanese guitars. If often mistakes them for later Korean models.

 

You don't include any photos, but the serial # is correct for a 1984 Sheraton made in Japan by Matsumoku. In fact, it was made in May 1984 to be exact. You have a great guitar.

 

The label inside the f hole should look like this:

 

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Yours will say Sheraton WR (Wine Red) instead of Sheraton AS (Antique Sunburst)

 

Welcome to the camp

 

Gennaro Acritelli

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Hi folks.

I'm from italy, and this is my first post here.

I've find an EPI es 175, but i need some help with the serial number.

On the headstock the logo is EPI not EPIPHONE, and is not a reissue.

The sticker in said Nashville Tennessee, the serial is 0101108.

Antone can help me?

Tnx to all, and excuse for bad english.

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Just bought (arrived on 2010-02-10) my first Epiphone (note the "first") [biggrin]

 

It's an Epiphone Dot Studio, Wine Red Burst.

 

A sticker in the back of the headstock read "HAND-CRAFTED IN CHINA" and the label inside says

 

Model : Dot Studio WS (don't know about the WS part?)

Serial : 09101501800

 

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Hello, i've just bought my first Epiphone and i'm trying to find out the date and factory where it was made. Having read this thread I have discovered there is a grey cloud above serial numbers that prefix with "GG".

 

My model is a Dove and the serial is GG05100832

 

So i'm guessing that October 2005 is the date, but where is this illusive GG factory???

 

Is it safe to assume it's a genuine Epiphone??

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In the last couple of years there have been several reports of Epiphone acoustics with serial GG. 2005 sounds plausible to me. The factory as of yet is unknown.

The only way to assure you're getting a genuine Epiphone, is to buy it at a genuine Epiphone dealer.

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