Dating an epiphone les paul guitar
I have a number of epi's but I have not seen this type of label before. My Les Paul standard Ebony also has similar serial # 103031374 and can't decode it. Your guitar was made at the Bohemia Musico-Delica Plant, Czech Republic on June, 2005 Production Number: B is factory.- 05 is the year. It has a set neck, full size humbuckers and a frequensator tailpiece.It has an orange label inside the F-hole with the serial number 93166 on it.Epiphone also manufactures resonator guitars under the Dobro brand.
Occasionally, Epiphone models are of such high quality that sales of those less expensive instruments actually cut into the Gibson's sales.
They used a tube design, and some had reverb and tremolo.