Hey didn't some guy write a decoder thingie that's does this already?

What about support for brand X?

What are the sources of this information and how reliable are they?



Hey didn't some guy write a decoder thingy that's does this already?

Yes, I'm that guy and it was called the JPW Epiphone Serial Decrypter (never mind that Decrypter isn't a real word). I decided to take the idea as far as I could but as I have been told many many (many) times that the decrypter should have been a web application, that way no downloads are needed and all platforms are supported. Also this medium gives me added flexibility and room to try new things.


What about a support for brand X?

We currently working on adding support for Fender and Ibanez guitars, we will continue looking for great brands to support. Generally the older the company the more difficult the task.


What are the sources of this information and how reliable are they?

Information is gathered from several sources: bluebooks, company provided info, books, and knowledgeable individuals, if we cannot verify the data we will not use it. You may see a few of the online sources listed with your guitar information.We also collect our own data and conduct our own research, however collecting a large enough sample size takes time.


The Guitardater Project cannot verify the authenticity of ANY Guitar, this site is simply meant as a tool to satisfy the curiosity of guitar enthusiasts. This website possesses NO DATABASE of guitars made by manufactures, instead simple serial code patterns that are available on this site and in the wider guitar community are used. It follows that potential scammers can use this knowledge to try to trick unsuspecting buyers. If you have any doubts as to a guitars’ authenticity please contact the guitar manufacturer before your purchase.