Gibson serialization identifying gibson instruments by serial number is tricky and at sometimes impossible the best methods of identifying them is by using a combination of the serial number, the factory order number and any features that are particular to a specific time that changes may have occurred in instrument design (ie logo design change, headstock volutes, etc. Between 1970 and 1983 the epiphone was manufactured in japan and the serial numbers became unreliable for dating purposes gibson labels were orange and imported labels were blue during the 80's production began in korea and again serial numbers become unreliable. Unique epiphone models, including the emperor, zephyr, riviera and sheraton, are built to higher quality standards than the company's gibson copy line  in 2004 epiphone introduced a series of acoustic guitars named masterbilt after a line of guitars of the 1930s, which are built in the same factory. Schematics listed below are schematic wiring diagrams for some of the more popular gibson products, past and present we will be continually updating this list at regular intervals epiphone ea-5rvt emperor epiphone ea-12rvt futura epiphone ea-12rvt epiphone ea-15rvt epiphone ea-16rvt epiphone ea-25 century epihpone ea-26rvt.
In the early 1960s, the epiphone emperor cost significantly more than the top-of-the-range gibson byrdland, while 1963's deluxe flat top excellente, was $100 more than the j-200, and made of rarer tone woods. 1940 epiphone emperor no longer mine, but still nice to show is this very nice pre-war instrument with serial 15755, dating it back to 1940 the guitar still has the gold open-back grover tuners, which were phased out slowly between 1939 and 1941 in favour of epiphone's own enclosed epsilon tuners. With classic guitar looks, innovative electronics, and unbelievable prices, epiphone electric guitars offer something for everyone. Epiphone's timeless broadway guitar was one of those classics and inspired the dreams of many guitarists originally introduced in 1931, this beautiful instrument still sets the standard for jumbo jazz boxes and is still one of the largest, measuring 17 across the lower bout for unmatched full-range, big jazz tone.
In 1927, epiphone dropped the dragon banjo line, and the new recording series began with an abbreviated alphabet motif the new models were artist, alhambra, bandmaster, concert, concert special, deluxe, dansant, and as seen on a previous page, the emperorpictured here is a one of the middle onesthe concert special, made in white holly wood. The epiphone company is a musical instrument manufacturer founded in 1873 by anastasios stathopoulos epiphone was bought by chicago music company, who also owned gibson guitar corporation, in 1957epiphone was gibson's main rival in the archtop market their professional archtops, including the emperor, deluxe, broadway and triumph, rivaled (and some contend surpassed) those of gibson. Vintage epiphone guitars general information and specs (she holding an emperor) peghead markings other than serial numbers (seconds) jim fisch, lb fred have established an epiphone serial number registry this has helped in the dating of old epiphones, and has given a lot of information regarding production numbers obviously. Epiphone guitar pickguards wd offers many more epiphone® pickguards than shown here due to a variety of manufacturing changes over the years many guards require tracings so we can both know that you are getting the pickguard that will fit your guitar. The epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories vintage numbers from 1932 to 1970 are supported serial numbers from 70' and 80's era epiphone guitars made in japan are not supported the reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period.
Dating korean epiphone guitars korean woman notable being epiphone gibson epiphone guitars refine results 2003 epiphone by gibson les paul 6 string electric guitar made n korea woodburst $25000 0 bids date : april 27, epiphone epiphone 1996 korean les paul custom date : april fantastic 1996 epiphone emperor regent made. Discussion forum want to hide these google ads join the players union all forums do any of you know a source for dating these on basis of the serial number the banjos are: epiphone recording style b - bandmaster tenor epiphone emperor sn 6644 (probably 1928) [shames collection] epiphone recording a sn 6855 (ca 1929. Epiphone zephyr regent 424 out of 5 based on 48 ratings disclaimer this page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about epiphone zephyr regent but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. The epiphone emperor acoustic was a very fine carved top guitar available since 1936, and produced in new york the electric version was not launched until 1951, and represents epiphone's philadelphia output the image to the left shows the example pictured in the 1954 epiphone catalogue. Epiphone deluxe model arch top acoustic guitar (1938), made in new york city, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, period tweed hard shell case.
Kalamazoo epiphones 1958-1969 2k likes the best kept secret in quality vintage guitars gibson quality at a fraction of the price jump to sections of this page mid 40s epiphone emperor with gibson 'finger rest' pickup (better know as the mccarty pickup) pix from nationwide guitars: see all photos see all. Standard epiphone and gibson guitars have an open-book headstock, but elitist models have a more curved style dating back to the epiphone masterbilt series of guitars the elitist series was discontinued in 2008. Dating epiphone emperor with an up to find a mate zoosk dating dart, spouse in 2009 a new addition to the hospital was completed with an expansion of the emergency department behance this is a relationship quiz at least long enough to serve as a matchmaker for a group of lonely princesses, islāmī ) is a museum located on one end of the seven.
The epiphone company of new york, usa, was created by the stathopoulos family, making various musical instruments with the first electric guitar in 1935. The epiphone les paul standard is a classic model which is now very much a mainstay of epiphone's catalogue in this video lee takes a look at the range of tones you can get with this guitar and. Last update = 27 may 2011 important notice guitardater doesn't recognize the serial# system epiphone is using since mid 2008 non prefix serial# doesn't work. Official epiphone site: buy electric or acoustic guitars, les paul electric guitars, or bass guitars artist and music news and features.
Dating epiphone guitars serial numbers - masterbilt label, high-end models, several different label epiphone, all with masterbilt in fancy lettering: epiphone epiphone pickups used emperor, riviera and newport bass by new designs of higher quality were being introduced for export but did not include the current japanese market models. Emperor 18″ epiphone body sizes: 1936 – 1957 concert size 14″ wide see martin serial numbers for a dating information body designations: martin flat top guitar body sizes and designations: the body size designation is stamped on the neck block starting in october 1930.