Dating modern gibson guitars

Published: 16.05.2018

Dating Gibson guitars without serial numbers Seeing as the Gibson serial numbers can be ambiguous, and that guitar serial numbers are sometimes removed, how can you be sure of a Gibson guitars vintage?. All numbers were impressed into the wood and a six digit number assigned, though no particular order was given and some instruments had a letter prefix.

Reply to Ron Watkins's comment. These often run on from the manufacturer code. For the most accurate identification you would need to contact the Gibson Guitar Corporation itself.

There are 8 comments on this article so far. The numbers are usually stamped or written on the instrument's back and seen through the lower F hole or round soundhole, or maybe impressed on the back of the headstock. There are still some variances that Gibson uses on some instruments produced today, but for the most part the above can be used for identifying instruments. Most gear has a serial number, either printed on a label inside it or stamped into the headstock or neck plate. In general though, the numbers are approximately as follows: Not only can it tell the date, but also the place of production. The pots, or potentiometers to give their full name, are the variable resistors that control volume and tone.

The current Gibson serial number system

Codes can be worn, obscurred by solder and other components, or simply very small. Stackpole pot as fitted to a Fender Telecaster. There are still some variances that Gibson uses on some instruments produced today, but for the most part the above can be used for identifying instruments.

Now you can read and research your questions in the proverbial sanctity of your own home or office. Battle of the Fans. When production of solid body guitars began, an entirely new serial number system was developed.

Gibson Serial Numbers - 1977 to Present

On f-hole instruments, it is visible through the upper f-hole. The numbers on the pots read K Does anyone know what says about the date? Pot dates are a useful tool in dating a guitar, but should always be used in conjunction with other known factors, such as hardware changes and serial numbers.

How to Date a Martin. Our previous serial number and guitar identification search mechanism was automated.

    1. Cmshik_Zetkolya - 19.05.2018 in 14:12

      When production of solid body guitars began, an entirely new serial number system was developed. Many also put a country of production.

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