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Gibson serial number dating vintage

Published: 01.05.2018

The Factory Order Number FON consists of a 3, 4 or 5 digit batch number followed by a 1 or 2 digit sequence number usually from 1 to 40, but there were some double or triple batches where the numbers were higher.

One row of 6 adjustable slot-head poles off-center:

The type of guitar flattop, archtop, solidbody, lapsteel, etc. Peghead angle is 17 degrees: The single cutaway EST a plainer version of the Byrdland , having the same problems, also has limited collectibility mostly due to its scale length.

This was used on archtop models ink stamped inside treble F-hole and on flat top models ink stamped on the neck block , from to Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Many electric archtop models also converted to the tunematic bridge.

Since they are much more common, they are also easier and less expensive to obtain. Two plastic rings on the plastic "tulip" tuner knob. All models, decal, 2 digit prefix followed by 6 digits.

Restoring the serial numbers on Gibson SG

P pickup, Alino pickup, Humbucking pickup, "double white" humbucking pickup with metal cover removed. Available with 1 or 2 pickups. Next to it is the ugliest pre Gibson knob, known as the "amp" knob, used from late to the mid's but not on all models. These tweed cases were used up to WW2. For this reason the serial numbers exceeded "5 ", hence 5 digits and no space following the year had to be used. Instruments will generally have one or both of these numbers stamped or written either inside the body generally the case on earlier models or on the back of the headstock.

    1. Trevor_Philips - 07.05.2018 in 06:32

      Since they are much more common, they are also easier and less expensive to obtain. There are always exceptions to these rules, the two listed below are worth noting:

      Mixa_Bargas - 09.05.2018 in 02:13

      Post-WW2 , Gibson offered 3 different cases.

      Oleg_Chep - 12.05.2018 in 10:45

      Prior to when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers indicated Kalamazoo production. Post-WW2 , Gibson offered 3 different cases.

      Stanislav_Kuzmenko - 13.05.2018 in 16:16

      Gibson mandolins are the standard of the industry.

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