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____ (Indonesia) T Terada Gakki Seisakusyo (Japan) U Unsung (Korea) UC Unsung China (China) Z Zaozhuang Saehan (China) FACTORY NUMBER CODES -- for some models starting in 2008, if serial # begins w/numbers [NOTE: The factories identified by these codes are based on patterns which forum members have observed.The numbers appear as the 5th and sixth digits in the serial number.] 11 = MIC sticker on a '08 Masterbuilt 500 12 = Dea Won or Unsung (China -- uncertainty remains as to which factory) 15 = Qingdao (China) -- electric 16 = Qingdao (China) -- acoustic 17 = China - factory unknown MIC sticker on a J160E 18 = China - factory unknown found on one 2009 model bass 20 = Dae Won or Unsung (China -- uncertainty remains as to which factory) 21 = Unsung, Korea 22 = ??? Indonesia (factory still unknown)[/i] I = Indonesia (this letter has appeared as the 5th digit on two authentic new models made in Indonesia) Member paruwi6172 is now keeping this thread current through your input and PMs to him.If a simplified version of this thread was stickied, would it be like the introduction topic.It's not made by epiphone like the rule sticky, but its just making it easier for people to access user submitted content that could otherwise be seen on other sites on the internet.Lighten up y'all, Duane and sexygibson are doing a fine job I think.
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use the guitar dater project ---disclaimer: the guitardater project does not keep serial # log files of Epiphone products, it is simply a decoder program that uses the same codes keys as below to decifer the number entered by a user and as such it cannot verify the authenticity of any Epiphone guitar link to the --- four serial # code keys YYMMFFRRRRR -- new model codes, no letter prefix Beginning 2008-09 models are appearing w/o a letter prefix to i.d. Based on what is reported so far, it appears that the serial code may be: YY = first two digits = year of manufacture MM = second two digits = month of manufature FF = third two digits = factory i.d.
where made -- the factory code #s identified so far are shown in red print below RRRRR = remaining digits = ranking number -- example 08121520333 was made in December 2008, factory 15, 2 unknown significance, 0333 unit produced [NOTE - pre 1993-94 productions also frequently omitted factory letter codes and appeared as all numbers e.g.
Factory Order Numbers (FON) to track batches of instruments being produced at the time.