Esp serial number dating

Also see Headstock Styles and Logo Styles for help determining when your guitar was made (particularly helpful if there is no serial number).Note: Any guitar with a serial number with the prefix "SI" is Indonesian-made.

The third and fourth numbers are the month; 02=February. The first two letters are the year; Q=0 and I=2, so 2002. (See chart at the top of the page.) The first letter is the year; 1985.

YMMI, Made in Indonesia, 2001-: Letter-letter-letter-######, like so: QIM180013.

Kaohsiung Factory, Made in Taiwan, 1971-2001: ########.

The second and third numbers are the month; 09=September.

Also, the Indonesian factory did not use serials from it's opening in 1992 until around 2000.

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