Help with an Epiphone Rivoli Serial Number

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nvstiers, May 12, 2021.

  1. nvstiers


    Apr 19, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    I'm thinking of buying a used Epiphone Rivoli bass off craigslist however the serial number is a bit confusing.

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    From what I can tell, the "R" at the beginning means it was made in the Peerless factory in Korea, the "94" means its a 1994 model, but then the "P" confuses me since Epiphone states that this letter should correspond to a month (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc...)

    But what month would correspond to "P" Apriluary default_huh.gif ?

    I've searched online and other forums and have come up empty-handed. Any insight would be great.

    • F = Factory code
    • YY = Year of manufacture
    • M = Letter code to corresponding month (A = January, B = February, etc.)
    • RRRR = Ranking number
    Example: R01B0123 = Peerless Korea / 2001 / February / unit 0123.
  2. The date and factory seem correct.

    Personally, I wouldn't be concerned about a confusing serial on a Korean Epi, but you are the one spending the $$$.

    Good luck.
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