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Dating back to 1873 and once a major rival of Gibson, the Epiphone company and brand were purchased by Gibson's parent company in 1957.Originally the Epiphone models were made in the same factory as the Gibson guitars, by the same craftspeople using the same materials and often with the same features as Gibson models, but manufacturing of most of the Epiphone instruments was switched to Asia sometime around 1969.You can read posts as a guest but posting here requires registration. I have seen used Gibsons and Epiphones for sale both on e-bay and Guitar Center that have the serial number routed out and "USED" stamped in place. I have read on the Gibson site that they stamp 2nd or "B" on guitars that they give to artist, so that the artist can't sell it as new. I'm sure that it did not say 2nd on the ones that they gave Jimmy Page!!But, don't worry, registering is quick, easy and painless. But the practice of grinding out the serial number and stamping "used" on it seems to a practice of Guitar Center. So what if I'm not the first original owner, don't I deserve to be able to research the date and location of manufacture?Upper Right: Starting in 1970, Gibson began stamping “Made in USA” on the back of the headstock.Lower Right: The fourth and fifth numbers of this seven-digit potentiometer date code reveal the last two digits of its year of manufacture. Hi Brian, There’s no question that dating Gibson guitars is challenging—and sometimes downright impossible.I read on a Gibson forum that, on seven-digit pot codes, the fourth and fifth numbers represent the date.
Now, however, Epiphone is a subsidiary company of the world famous guitar company, Gibson.It can be difficult to date a guitar, but there are some steps you can take to determine a range of dates during which a guitar was created.Hey Zach, I have a Gibson Les Paul I’m trying to identify.Today, Gibson primarily uses the Epiphone brand as their high value, lower priced overseas-built alternative to their top tier Gibson USA models.
All Epiphone models sold in the United States are subjected to a 15 point inspection process, and are "set up" in the USA by trained Gibson employees at their Nashville facility.I bought a Epiphone doubleneck from a guy who had bought used from guitar center.