This is a guide to help you identify your guitar's place and year of manufacture by the instrument's serial number alone, based on the information given on the unofficial Epiphone wiki here , which mostly seems down nowadays. There are basically four distinct formats, also called identifiers, in which order serial numbers occur on Epiphone instruments. For Japanese and refurbished models, which are special cases, see bottom. Note : Models from and onwards omit the factory ID letter prefix. Pre productions also frequently omit the factory letter codes and appeared as all digits, e.
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Epiphone is an American musical instrument brand. It traces its roots to a musical instrument manufacturing business founded in by Anastasios Stathopoulos in Smyrna , Ottoman Empire and moved to New York City in After taking over his father's business, Epaminondas Stathopoulos named the company "Epiphone" as a combination of his own nickname "Epi" and the suffix " -phone " from Greek phon- , "voice"  in , the same year it began making guitars. In , Epiphone, Inc. Gibson relocated Epiphone's manufacturing operation from its original Queens, New York factory to Gibson's Kalamazoo, Michigan factory.