The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. Serial numbers from 70' and 80's era Epiphone guitars made in Japan are not supported.
The reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period.
However, the company's weakness in the aftermath of World War II allowed Gibson's parent, CMI, to absorb it.
Epiphone began in 1873, in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now İzmir, Turkey), where Greek founder Anastasios Stathopoulos made his own fiddles and lutes (oud, laouto).
After two years, the company became known as The House of Stathopoulo.
Just after the end of World War I, the company started to make banjos.
Currently based in Nashville, Epiphone guitars have since then experienced a reemergence as a leader in the guitar industry, setting the standard for affordable quality and innovation.
Epiphone presents the new AJ-210CE Acoustic/Electric Outfit, a superb professional dreadnought guitar featuring a Select Spruce top with classic cutaway, state of the art Shadow Performer Tuner™ Preamp and Nano Flex™ under saddle pickup system, plus a hard case.
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Everything changed with the war, and by 1945, customer confidence in the company's craftsmanship and innovation was failing.