Ergo, your guitar was made in the 3rd. Hope this helps, kcbuck. Per your on-line data base dating this guitar was made in Korea in March of with a Production Number of
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Your new Epiphone instrument is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations contained in this warranty. If at any time this Epiphone instrument malfunctions as a result of faulty materials or workmanship, Epiphone will repair the defect s or replace the instrument, as it deems appropriate at its sole discretion. Epiphone reserves the right to use materials regularly utilized at the time of repair in the event that original materials are no longer available.
I am having a super hard time dating this guitar. Hence, the "U2" serial number prefix. Serial numbers with 7 digits are most likely made in the 's and ones with 8 digits are most likely made after the 's into the 's according to Blue Book.
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Discussion in ' Epiphone Guitars ' started by ParuwiAug 11, Epiphone Guitars. Epiphone serial-number-information - identification Discussion in ' Epiphone Guitars ' started by ParuwiAug 11,
As one of the oldest and most widely recognized brands in music, Gibson has crafted some of the most cherished and valuable instruments of all time. Determining exactly when your Gibson specimen was made can have high stakes attached to it. A difference of only one year - sometimes even several months - can mean a four-figure difference in value.
Identifying Gibson instruments by serial number is tricky at best and downright impossible in some cases. The best methods of identifying them is by using a combination of the serial number, the factory order. There have been 6 different serial number styles.
The rivalry probably existed well before then, but as Epiphone eventually transformed its primary focus from building banjos and mandolins to guitars, the competition between the two companies became increasingly evident. Gorgeous and stylish, these instruments lived up to their big city, aristocratic names—Broadway, Emperor, De Luxe—in every way. The rivalry between Gibson and Epiphone significantly drove the evolution of archtop acoustic and electric guitars during this period. One of the guitarists who frequented the Epiphone showroom was Les Paul.