he easiest way to find the year of manufacture of a particular Gibson guitar is to reference the instrument's serial number of factory order number.
In the 1970s, Gibson standardized the serial number system that is still in use today.
Epiphone was Gibson's main rival in the archtop market prior to its acquisition in 1957.
Aside from guitars, Epiphone also made double basses, banjos, and other string instruments.
The second, third, and fourth numbers show on which day of that year the instrument was made.
The sixth number represents the location where the instrument was made, and the last two digits show the "production run" number.
The typically eight-digit serial numbers on Gibson guitars are stamped on the backside of the headstock.
However, there were also some Korean Artist Series Strats made around 1995-1996 with no serial numbers, and many Korean-made Japanese Market models had no serial numbers as well. It is commonly found on Mastercaster Series models, among others. Du kan gå gjennom listen over kvinner i ditt nærområde for å se på bildene deres.Vi ber deg nok en gang om å holde indentiteten deres hemmelig! 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!
Stathopoulo moved to the United States in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments, as well as mandolins, from Long Island City in Queens, New York.