Gibson guitar serial number dating
Epiphone guitars come from different factories in different countries.
Through the years, (as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar company), some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed.
Epiphone stamps a serial number on each guitar, after decoding it can tell you where and when it was built.
Where to find the serial number Locate the serial number on the back of the guitar head.
A few years later, Epaminondas opens a factory where mainly banjos were made.
In 1924 he registered the brand name Epiphone, a combination of his own name (Epi) with the Greek word for sound (phone).