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Anything I should look for on this guitar (besides obvious cosmetic and structural issues)?
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The serial number is 880509595 and it's located on a stick-on strip on the back of the headstock.
In 1951, a four-month-long strike forced a relocation of Epiphone from New York City to Philadelphia. After Epiphone became a subsidiary of Norlin (Gibson's parent after 1969), many of its instruments were later patterned after the more expensive Gibson versions.
Occasionally, Epiphone models are of such high quality that sales of those less expensive instruments actually cut into the Gibson's sales.
Aside from guitars, Epiphone also made double basses, banjos, and other string instruments.
However, the company's weakness in the aftermath of World War II and death of Epaminondas Stathopoulos in 1943 allowed Gibson to purchase it.