Epiphone stamps each guitar with a serial number, however, which when deciphered can tell a guitarist all he needs to know about the guitar.
Locate the serial number on the back of the guitar's headstock (the top of the neck where the strings are attached).
The passive electronics yield a fascinating range of tones.
The basic idea of the pickup and wiring scheme is to deliver classic Tele spank, but with bigger neck-pickup tones and a whole lot of additional sounds in between.
The Signature's most notable features are its Gibson mini-humbucker in the neck position, Duncan Hot Stack for Strat humbucker in the middle slot, and Duncan Classic Stack for Tele humbucker at the bridge.
Gibson has since purchased the Valley Arts line of guitars.
If the guitar was made in Japan, the letters printed to represent it are either a "F" for Fuji Gen or a "J" or "T," which stand for Terada.My guitar is a beautiful natural maple front and sides with a big lump of pinkish wood inside and sounds absolutely great. Thanks to all who responded and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. For those who want to date their guitars, check this site out: carl_ejay - This is the info from the site regarding the serial number you quoted: Guitar Info Your guitar was made at the Unsung Plant, Korea May 1996 Production Number: 1385 Un Sung Musical Instrument Co. Not only do they produce guitars for several well known brands by OEM but also have their own line 'Silver Star'. Website - Hi guys, I am new to this forum I bought an Epiphone Dot today, it's really pretty and plays wonderful.This is my first electric guitar, saved up for it for a long time.As opposed to a brand such as Fender, whose guitars are either made in America or Mexico, Epiphone's guitars can come from a number of different factories in a variety of countries.For this reason, it is not as easy to know where each guitar comes from or when it was made.HERE WE HAVE ANOTHER 2008 RELEASE OF THE SLASH LIMEITED EDITION, THIS IS THE HIGHER END SUNBURTS MODEL, ANTIQUE VINTAGE SUNBURTS, OTHERS CALL IT TOBBACCO SUNBURTS.