Dating an epiphone les paul guitar

Also see Headstock Styles and Logo Styles for help determining when your guitar was made (particularly helpful if there is no serial number).Note: Any guitar with a serial number with the prefix "SI" is Indonesian-made.

I wondered if you could tell me where or when it was made, Serial number is: 10071501353 Thanks guys. Here's a guide to Epiphone serial numbers taken from Gibson's website: Most regular production models since ca. Many '80s and early '90s serial numbers may follow a similar scheme, but may not include a factory ID code.Dont know a lot about these numbers so take that with a pinch of salt, you could try posting your question here: and goto the forum link. I would guess the guitar is either a copy or eipiphone had samples made by prospective suppliers in the late eighties.Due to the 88 at the front I think it might be an early sample from the company whom started manufacture in the 90's for Epiphone.Note #2: Guitars with no serial number were produced at many different times.Samick branded models did not start using serials until around 1987.The pattern is as follows: YDDDYRRR YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year RRR is the factory ranking/plant designation number.

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