Gibson sg special dating

Note: Custom shop guitars are not supported The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.Gibson has used various methods of numbering from 1900, so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture..

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Gibson stopped the stamped serial numbers at the end in 1960, although there are a few guitars made in 1961 with a "1" as a prefix.

Some lap steels and Les Paul's from 1961 have such a serial number.

(G = Gibson, K = Kalamazoo, W = Recording King (Montgomery Wards).

If follows there is a third letter E, it stands for Electric.

The letter preceding the batch number in the FON, and indicates the year of production. Y1234 23 This were used from 1952 to 1961 on archtop models and stamped on the inside of the F-hole. An ink-stamped number from the back of the headstock. No serial numbers were used, Gibson just started therewith in 1953.

The batch number, the first four digits of the FON, followed by a one or two-digit number. The first digit of the serial number is the last digit of the year.

The first and fifth digit representing the year of manufacture.

The three intermediate digits, the day of that year. After opening of the new factory in Nashville, in the sequence numbers were also included the production site.

This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.

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