But there are exceptions to almost everything. Examples: 70108276 means the instrument was produced on Jan. Other Gibson guitars or Les Paul copies from other manufacturers are not featured. In terms of sound, its age is irrelevant. With vintage Gibsons selling at auction for as much as half a million dollars, Davidson will sometimes roll up his sleeves and poke around in the ledgers, but only as time allows.
I talked about this answer in the old forum. The thickness of the headstock, however, is not as vulnerable to modification or replacement. I wondered if any of you could help - The serial number is 8 1373. Anything else would be assuming. Could you tell me when it was made and if it has any collector value. It belongs to Gibson now but the serial numbers listed here do not apply to Epiphone guitars.
It is all tobacco colored, just darker around the edges. Also, look inside the control cavity. Some of these had the slim neck profile. Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s. There were minute changes to which letters were connected in the font between 1961 to 1981, but the main logo had the same look. They'll tell you over the phone.
Hello all, I'm new to the forum. I don't get the huge circlejerk going on in this place against it. My question--what number do they start at for the last three. DonP: 90's reissues are not just examples of some great tops. The other shapes Flying V, T-Bird, Explorer, etc.
Serial numbers can pull up multiple guitars from multiple years. Something must be sought after in order to rise in value! It came with the cellophane peel still on the pick guard. Many older instruments may have reproduction or other non-original parts, including a non-original finish. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. I don't recall when they closed Kalamazoo down.
This is perhaps one of the best looking Page reissues we've seen, and it happens to be an extremely low serial number. I am really unable to see the seam below the bridge and tailpiece. You have most likely got the number correct, but it may be worth a really close look even though you've done 15 times already to make sure the 3 is a 3 and not possibly a 5. It consisted of numbers that were impressed into the wood. Our customers want serial numbers to be formatted a certain way—like they used to be. It is the most beautiful sounding and playing Les Paul I've ever had my hands on, and I'm comparing it to 5 other R8 Custom Shops.
The other shapes Flying V, T-Bird, Explorer, etc. Thank you for visiting, enjoy the guitars and spread the word! After 1950, headstocks had uniform thickness. The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same. Several dealers have them in stock. It is not uncommon for a new model year model to be produced during the previous model year example — a 2015 model may have been built in late 2014. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My understanding is that reissues normally have a serial number that starts with an R. Or does one of the experts here have an idea? Could it be that '5' is Memphis and '0' is Nashville? As noted above, the serial for these usually starts with the model year. As with any rule, there are exceptions for example, many Signature Models have a specific serial number system that involve the artist's initials , but for the most part the above notations will tell you as much as we know about your guitar! A family friend who works with Gibson also said that there were no sunbursts in 1968. Numbers from this era were flipped, reused, and in many cases can date an instrument to several non-sequential years. Do you have anything that details Gibson changing the significance of the last three digits.
This makes it especially important to first identify the general era during which your instrument was made before pinning down the exact date of manufacture with a serial number. The serial number is 198050195. Everything about the guitar looks correct for an early 60's model except the serial. R prefixed serial numbers started in 1999 when the Time Machine range was launched. What is, and where does the 577 thing appear? This one has a serial number that is just 023558. As for the rest of the numbers, I'm reading it as the guitar was made on January 21st, 1997.
The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once we stamp 699, the batch number will change to 1. The number 577 is just a number I made up. I also have a Les Paul Custom with a similar and confusing serial. The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator. This site is non commercial, Version 3. A guy is trying to sell me a Gibson Custom Shop that neither of us know that much about.