Dating a gibson bass
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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This Module has been updated to work with the newer serial number formats.
If you’re lucky enough to have an old Gibson guitar tucked away and would like to know how to tell when it was built, here are some guidelines.
I get several questions about Gibson serial numbers every day, and my initial answer is always to not expect or rely on the serial number alone to determine the year of manufacture.
Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.
For guitars made prior to 1977 use the extended search function.
Note: Custom shop guitars are not supported The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.
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There are two basic components to your Les Paul question: dating it and identifying it.
I’ll start with trying to date the instrument, but keep in mind that dating and identifying Gibson guitars typically go hand in hand.