Dating epiphone acoustic guitars
Epaminondas dies in 1943 and the business is continued by his two sons Orpheus (Orphie) and Frixo.The cooperation between the two brothers is going badly and the company is going through difficult times in thepost-war years. The serial number is 880509595 and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock.The front of the headstock has "Epiphone by Gibson" at the top and the Epiphone logo at the bottom. ______________________________________________________________________ looking at the epiphone forum the serial numbers seem to run similar to gibsons, if they begin with a letter then this denotes the factory/country of origin, yours has no letter so yours according to Epi forum was made in 88(1988) 05(may 5th month) 09595(9,595th guitar made). Hi, I have such an Epiphone, serial number begining with 88 and I cannot find when it was made either!This is my first electric guitar, saved up for it for a long time.I wondered if you could tell me where or when it was made, Serial number is: 10071501353 Thanks guys. Here's a guide to Epiphone serial numbers taken from Gibson's website: Most regular production models since ca. Many '80s and early '90s serial numbers may follow a similar scheme, but may not include a factory ID code.
In 1924 he registered the brand name Epiphone, a combination of his own name (Epi) with the Greek word for sound (phone).
Epiphone guitars come from different factories in different countries.
For this reason, it is not so easy to know where each guitar comes from or when it is made.
By the mid-1950s, Epiphone is still making very few instruments.
In 1957, Epiphone is sold to CMI, Gibson's parent company, for ,000.00.