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But after the hardships of World War II, illnesses and death in the Epiphone family, and severe labor issues at the Epiphone factory in the ’50s, the company found themselves falling behind.
Gibson President Ted Mc Carty, who had previously expressed interest in buying a portion of Epiphone, ended up purchasing the entire company in 1957.
It also became apparent to me that many people don’t really know the difference between Gibson and Epiphone, or how the two fit together. The third and fourth numbers are the month; 02=February. The first two letters are the year; Q=0 and I=2, so 2002. (See chart at the top of the page.) The first letter is the year; 1985. YMMI, Made in Indonesia, 2001-: Letter-letter-letter-######, like so: QIM180013. 213=unit number; and that last letter is an internal code. (That first letter is an “oh” not a zero.) The first letter is the year; O=1998. The three numbers are the unit number; this started over each month at 500, so unit number 21. Yamaha Music Craft, Made in Japan, 1999: Letter-letter-###, like so: PM222. The first two letters are the year; Q=0 and I=2, so 2002. Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1997-2003: Letter-letter-###, like so: NK333.