Neck is typical round and fat like all of them. The difference in the pot codes and the serial number on your guitar are apparently more than 12 months apart. There should be a space after the 1st digit with the 4 and 5 digit serial numbers, and no space with the 6 digit numbers. The first and fifth digit representing the year of manufacture. Thanks Stijn, So are you confirming that the 5 indicates a Memphis guitar? For all models, the serial number on the back of the headstock is stamped. That first appeared with the Medallion V. This guitar has a serial number of 4 digits only so I'm a bit confused about it.
They replied: The serial number of this guitar links in our database to a 1957 Les Paul Standard Reissue in Antique Gold finish with Nickel hardware, made by the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. Learn the following what amounts will be crucial in your own life. The pickup position is identical to my other Jr. Yes I realised that shortly after I had written my response. Your posts indicated you were interested in this. Prior to serial numbers, the different instruments were identified by the Martin brand which was stamped into the back of the headstock, the upper portion of the back or on the back binding strut visible through the soundhole the eased blocking reinforcing the center joint between the 2 back pieces.
If a post 1952 guard is on a 1952, there will be a noticeable incorrect gap between the neck and guard. Many people would like to avail of toll-free numbers however, don't exactly know the method by which they do the job. This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow. Some prefix and suffix designations remained on old models until they were all discontinued by 1958. Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s.
Most F-hole models have the label on the inside back and can be seen through the f-holes. Our customers want serial numbers to be formatted a certain way—like they used to be. For a value, a lot will depend on how original it is and what shape it is in. Other Identifiers There are some other ways you can get an idea of the age of your Gibson. You will probably learn more by the construction methods of the guitar, is it a pancake body etc. Ranking numbers 500-999 continued to indicate Nashville production through 1989. Sounds like a perfectly legitimate serial number.
Im trying to find out which year made and where. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Can anyone offer me some advise? I wonder if anyone can help me to tell what year it is made and what model? The neck angle seems accurate for a 53 and trapeze screw holes have been plugged and refinished. 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. But since I've neither seen nor heard of any 1958 Gibson solidbody electrics with six-digit serial numbers, I really don't know what to make of it. Wondering how old your Gibson or Epiphone guitar is? All models, stamped in back top of peghead. The guitar has no original hardware - besides perhaps the switch.
The exceptions will probably be, one offs, limited runs, and the 68s and early to mid 69s, but there is nothing really special about 1970s Deluxes. Neck set angle is typical for this age. The sequence numbers were 500 to 699, after which the batch number 1 was increased, and the number returned 500. For the most part, it looks real. Hi all - new here with new gear - recently acquired a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Standard and have some queries regarding serial number.
So this serial number represents the 45th guitar built on February 4, 1981 in the Kalamazoo factory. Fortunately, they are often signed by the builder. I just want to make sure I have it insured for the proper value. I still gotta say that guitar in your avatar's a bigtime sweety! It's the Custom Shop numbering that is so very weird. Tell me how it helps. The '73 had the small pickguard and a rear route for the electronics. Gibson Flying V serial numbers Serial Numbers for Gibson Flying V's Note : The details given hereafter are valid for Flying Vs but may not be accurate for othe Gibson Models 1957 to 1960 Ink stamped number on back top of the headstock.
Since I bought it in 1971 I don't think it could be a 74 date code but who the heck knows. There are three separate groupings of numbers that have been identified and are used for their accuracy. In the redesigned lines of 1955, all models were identified by model number only. Clients are way more likely to react to a toll free number since it does not expense. In 2005 the system was upgraded to first digit at the end of the batch number was inserted. So, if I may recap: -The resident experts believe my guitar to be a '58, despite the early '57 pot codes. It was, after all, the depression.