Dating gibson electric guitars
Note: Custom shop guitars are not supported The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories. Many players don't, and sometimes (unless you bought it from new) it can be hard to tell.The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.For guitars made prior to 1977 use the extended search function.
The 1st and 2nd indicate the year of manufacture for the 6 digit serial numbers which we've been using since 2000.
The original logo featured the words "The Gibson" inlaid in pearl at a slant, with an almost hand-written cursive font.
This is sometimes referred to as the slanted script logo.
As one of the oldest and most widely recognized brands in music, Gibson has crafted some of the most cherished and valuable instruments of all time.
Determining exactly when your Gibson specimen was made can have high stakes attached to it.