Dating vintage epiphone guitars
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However, as 1990 approached, the use of one digit for the year presented the issue of repeat serial numbers.
he easiest way to find the year of manufacture of a particular Gibson guitar is to reference the instrument's serial number of factory order number.
The first and the fifth number combined show the year that the instrument was made.
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