Dating epiphone serial

Epiphone is an American musical instrument manufacturer founded by Anastasios Stathopoulos, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.

This serial number system doesn't exactly tell the year - and doesn't tell the month at all.The second, third, and fourth numbers show on which day of that year the instrument was made.The sixth number represents the location where the instrument was made, and the last two digits show the "production run" number.The charts below are excerpts from our Registry database of documented Epiphone guitars, mandolins and amplifiers of the c.1928–1956 era (pre-Gibson).Listed are serial number/model pairs along with the estimated manufacturing year.

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