How can I tell what year my Epiphone guitar was made?
The first digit is the last digit of the production year, the following four digits are the serial number. Five digits no space after the first digit were used from 1951 to 1956 and from 1961 to 1967 for both acoustic and electric models.
Do vintage guitars have serial numbers?
How old is my Vintage guitar? Locate the serial number on the rear of the headstock. Ignore the letters of the serial number if they have any. The first and second number indicates the year of manufacturer, ie 99 = 1999, 07 = 2007.
Are vintage Epiphone guitars good?
Thanks to their relationship to Gibson, both as a fierce competitor and as an eventual partner, the quality of most Epiphone guitars is comparable to their Gibson counterparts, yet on todays vintage market the Epiphone models are priced significantly less, making them great bargains for players and collectors alike.
How do I know what model my Epiphone is?
Typically all Epiphones (and Gibsons as well) only have the name on the top of the headstock .The best way to determine the model is to look at the appointments on the guitar.In case of Studios, usually you will see no binding on the neck or body.Standards have trapazoid inlays and binding on the neck and body.More items •17 May 2019
How do you know what model your guitar is?
Many guitars will have a model name next to the brand name, or it will be placed somewhere else on the guitar. Check the entire guitar as model names can be put just about anywhere (truss rod cover, neckplate, tailpiece, etc.). Remember that many guitar books focus on individual brands as well as individual models.