Dating a Guitar to locate the year it was made - Locate the year your guitar was made to find out the possible value depending on condition.
As I write this update it is now the Winter of 2013, seven years has passed since purchasing our first Epiphone upright bass.When we purchased our 1941 Epiphone B-1 that I affectionately named “Gunner” in September of 2006, we had no idea what brand of bass it was…the bass spoke to me. The bass was well used and had the correct character marks to prove it had been a workhorse for a real bass player. The serial number is 880509595 and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock.The front of the headstock has "Epiphone by Gibson" at the top and the Epiphone logo at the bottom. ______________________________________________________________________ looking at the epiphone forum the serial numbers seem to run similar to gibsons, if they begin with a letter then this denotes the factory/country of origin, yours has no letter so yours according to Epi forum was made in 88(1988) 05(may 5th month) 09595(9,595th guitar made). Hi, I have such an Epiphone, serial number begining with 88 and I cannot find when it was made either!This is my first electric guitar, saved up for it for a long time.
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.I remember the Casino a bandmate had back in the late sixties, which I had used manytimes.It had, to my memory, the best feeling neck I had ever played.If the guitar has been altered, it can depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously.If you are having trouble finding the date of the guitar you are researching, try emailing the manufacturer and see if they can help date the instrument.AUGUST, 2001 During the BS session after doing some custom wiring on a friend's Strats, he revealed he owned what he thought was a mid-sixties Epiphone Casino, genuine Kalamazoo-USA-built.