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Epiphone Below appear some of the serial schemes that an Epiphone serial can use. YYMMFFRRRRRYY = year of manufacture MM = month of manufature FF = factory IDRRRRR = ranking number Example: 08121520333 = 2008 / December / factory 15 / unit 20333Note: Models from 2008 and onwards omit the factory ID letter prefix.Pre-1994 productions also frequently omit the factory letter codes and appeared as all digits, e.g.The Korean factory stopped making Epiphones in 2002. These links will take you farther down in the document to the manufacturers covered here: Dean -- Epiphone -- Fender -- G&L -- Gibson -- Gretsch -- Guild -- Hagstrom -- Hamer -- Ibanez -- Jackson/Charvel -- Kramer -- Martin -- Ovation -- Peavey -- If you believe something is inaccurate, please point it out in the comments section at the bottom.
Note: US Vintage series starting in 1982 onward begins with a "V". LE(XXXXXX) Blonde Jazzmasters and Jaguars with Gold hardware made in 1994.
Samick became the near-exclusive manufacturer of Epiphones (save for a few special models) until the mid-1990s, when Epiphone began contracting out to a number of different manufacturers.