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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.Stathopoulo moved to the United States in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments, as well as mandolins, from Long Island City in Queens, New York.
You can figure it out by yourself (when and where your guitars were made). Anyway, I'll be glad to help those who can't "read" their serial numbers properly, but it might take time to reply. (Cari, Epiphone Les Paul Custom Facebook Group administrator. YYMMFF12345 YY year MM month FF factory-code12345 production# FACTORY NUMBER CODES -- for some models starting in 2008, if serial # begins w/numbers[NOTE: The factories identified by these codes are based on patterns which forum members have observed.
Due to the 88 at the front I think it might be an early sample from the company whom started manufacture in the 90's for Epiphone.
There is one extra digit to many to show it as being in the Gibson series. Do the numbers 88 and the last number 5 on your guitar label have a bolder appearance? It's been almost 3 years since my original post and I'd forgotten all about this! They have productive capability 50,000 of Electric Guitars and basses a year.
They were made by Terada and usually have an Orange Epiphone label.
The serial number is 880509595 and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock.