In terms of construction and specifications, the Epiphone solid bodies were more or less analogous to the Gibson SG and Melody Maker guitars. The Epiphone vs Gibson Les Paul debate has been going on for years. One poster to a brass forum mentioned that his Besson Brevete often spelled? Craigslist Search, Craigslist is no longer supported.
The serial number is which probably dates it to early to mid 's. Date code information, good news its value. Remember, the batch number is the first 4 digits of the FON, followed by a 1 or 2 digit sequence number within the batch.