Dating epiphone les paul guitars
In 1924 he registered the brand name Epiphone, a combination of his own name (Epi) with the Greek word for sound (phone).
Shortly thereafter, Epi buys the banjo company Favoran and introduces the banjo Epiphone Recording line.
From 1983 there is also produced in Korea and then in 1995 also in Indonesia.
In 2004, Gibson opened a factory in Qingdao, China for the production of Epiphone guitars.
Epiphone guitars come from different factories in different countries.
However, many serial numbers were duplicated during this period, making the exact production year difficult to trace.
Epiphone stamps a serial number on each guitar, after decoding it can tell you where and when it was built.
Under his management the company grows to one of the biggest of its kind.
A few years later, Epaminondas opens a factory where mainly banjos were made.
In 1957, Epiphone is sold to CMI, Gibson's parent company, for ,000.00.
A full line of newly designed acoustic and electric guitars is launched in 1958.