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Hope this helps, kcbuck My method for the serial number decoding was per the Blue Book of Electric Guitars....

Because of their quality and elegant design, it will be a great success.

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!

With Semi-Hollow models on the label inside the top f-hole and with acoustic guitars on the label inside the sound hole.

It consists of a number of figures, often also in advance of one or two letters.

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