he easiest way to find the year of manufacture of a particular Gibson guitar is to reference the instrument's serial number of factory order number.In the 1970s, Gibson standardized the serial number system that is still in use today.
The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
FYYMMRRRR F= Factory code (this can be 2 letters as well) YY= year of manufacture (this can also be just 1 digit for '90s models) MM= month of manufacture R= ranking number (may be more or less digits, not necessarily indicative of total units produced) Example - S02021234 was issued in Feb. Another code used on some current Epiphone models FYYMRRRR F= Factory code YY=Year of manufacture M= This will be a letter code corresponding to the month (A=January, B=February, etc...) RRRR= ranking number Example - R03D0263 was issued in April 2003.
Epiphone Elite/Elitist models FYSSSS F= Factory Code (this code will be an "F" or "T") Y= Year of manufacture (2 = 2002, 3 = 2003, etc.) SSSS= Sequential Serial Number Example - T41234 is a 2004 Elitist model. It is dark maple sunburst, gold plated hardware, and serial # is S7019737. Seems that Epiphone started the numbering over again , I called Epiphone Factory rep's and was told S7019737 was made in 2000's.
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