깁슨 시리얼 일련 번호 정보



깁슨 일련 번호

일반 깁슨 일련 번호 정보

깁슨 일련 번호 기타 주축의 뒷면에 보통; 중 체결 또는 데칼로, 스탬프. F-구멍 인스트루먼트는 종종 기타 신체 내부의 라벨에 반복 일련 번호를 가지고있다. 일련 번호의 부족은 일반적으로 악기 손질 된 것을 의미한다.

현재 깁슨 일련 번호 시스템

이 시간 이후, 현재 사용되는 여덟 자리의 시스템 하가 사용되어 있지만 자동으로 사전 1977 깁슨 날짜를 수있는 깁슨 일련 번호 디코더는 없다. 뿐만 아니라 또한 일뿐만 아니라, 생산의 장소를 알 수있다. 다음과 같이 이러한 세부 사항은 일련 번호로 unambiguosly 인코딩됩니다.

Y DDD Y XXX 
YY는 연도, DDD는 년의 일이며, XXXth 악기는 그 날 찍혀 있었다. (500) 아래의 숫자는 위의 내쉬빌 의미, 칼라 마주 productio입니다을 의미.

예를 들어, 그래서 8 092 일 089 이베이스가 4월 2일 19 일에 각인 된 것을 우리에게 알려줍니다 81 (일 092 깁슨 칼라 마주 공장에서,)이었다 089 번째 악기는 그 날 스탬프

빈티지 깁슨 일련 번호

깁슨은 자신의 악기를 번호의 다양한 시스템을 사용하고, 일부 레코드는이 배송 날짜에 대한 단서를 줄 수있는 존재한다. 50 년대와 1960 년대 초반의 세부 사항은 매우 간단하지만, 나중에 일련 번호는 (특히 약 65 ~ 75)는 명확보다 더 많은 혼란을 일으킬 수 있습니다. 당신은 깁슨 일련 번호 차트를 읽기 전에이 페이지의 나머지 부분을 읽어 보시기 바랍니다!

깁슨은 특히 1969-1979에서 사용되는 일련 번호는 종종 해석하기가 매우 어렵습니다. 깁슨 6 자리 일련 번호 시스템은 999,999 여러 번 도달하는 것이 존재 이유; 마다 그들은 000,001에서 계속했다.

그래서 깁슨의 일련 번호를 다시 사용했다. 당신이 가상 번호에 대한 차트를 통해 읽으면, 123456 말 - 우리가 1963, 1천9백70에서 72 사이, 그리고 다시 74 ~ 75에 제공된 것을 알 수있다. 아니 이상적인 상황,하지만 우리는 1960 년대 악기 등의 판매 목록을 참조하십시오 기타의 많은 실제로 새로운 있습니다. 그것은 그들이 번호를 통해 보았다 것, 그것은 1963 년이었다 발견하고, 문서에 더 찾을 할 이유가 없을 것, 자주 판매자의 잘못이 아니에요.

일련 번호없이 깁슨 기타 데이트

깁슨 일련 번호로 보는 것은 모호 할 수 있고, 그 기타 일련 번호가 때때로 제거, 당신은 어떻게 깁슨 빈티지 기타의 확실 할 수있다? 당신은 신체적 특징으로 기타를 날짜 보통 수있다 그들의 생산 실행의 과정을 통해 가장 깁슨 기타의 미묘한 변화가 있고,. 또한, 약간의 지식 전위차계 코드 , 다른 근사 날짜를 판독 할 수있다. 대부분의 악기는 일련 번호없이의 환자에서 1-2 년 내에 날짜가 기입 할 수 있습니다.



Blue Book of Electric Guitars
Sixth Edition
Gibson Serialization
Edited by S.P. Fjestad
Blue Book Publications, Inc.
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GIBSON SERIALIZATION
Identifying Gibson instruments by serial number is tricky at best and downright impossible in some cases.
The best methods of identifying them is by using a combination of the serial number, the factory order
number and any features that are particular to a specific time that changes may have occurred in instrument
design (i.e. logo design change, headstock volutes, etc). There have been 6 different serial number styles
used to date on Gibson instruments.
The first serialization started in 1902 and ran until 1947. The serial numbers started with number 100 and
go to 99999. All numbers are approximates. In most cases, only the upper end instruments were assigned
identification numbers.
YEAR LAST #
1903 1150
1904 1850
1905 2550
1906 3350
1907 4250
1908 5450
1909 6950
1910 8750
1911 10850
1912 13350
1913 16100
1914 20150
1915 25150
1916 32000
1917 39500
1918 47900
1919 53800
1920 62200
1921 69300
1922 71400
1923 74900
1924 80300
1925 82700
YEAR LAST #
1926 83600
1927 85400
1928 87300
1929 89750
1930 90200
1931 90450
1932 90700
1933 91400
1934 92300
1935 92800
1936 94100
1937 95200
1938 95750
1939 96050
1940 96600
1941 97400
1942 97700
1943 97850
1944 98250
1945 98650
1946 99300
1947 99999
White oval labels were used on instruments from 1902 to 1954, at which time the oval label was changed to
an orange color. On instruments with round soundholes, this label is visible directly below it. On f-hole
instruments, it is visible through the upper f-hole. The second type of serial numbers used started with an A
prefix and ran from 1947 to 1961. The first number is A 100.
YEAR LAST #
1947 A 1305
1948 A 2665
1949 A 4410
1950 A 6595
1951 A 9420
1952 A 12460
1953 A 17435
1954 A 18665
YEAR LAST #
1955 A 21910
1956 A 24755
1957 A 26820
1958 A 28880
1959 A 32285
1960 A 35645
1961 A 36150
When production of solid body guitars began, an entirely new serial number system was developed.
Though not used on the earliest instruments produced (those done in 1952), a few of these instruments have
3 digits stamped on the headstock top. Some time in 1953, instruments were ink stamped on the headstock
back with 5 or 6 digit numbers, the first indicating the year, the following numbers are production numbers.
The production numbers run in a consecutive order and, aside from a few oddities in the change over years
(1961-1962), it is fairly accurate to use them when identifying solid body instruments produced between
1953 and 1961. Examples of this system:
4 2205 = 1954 614562 = 1956
In 1961 Gibson started a new serial number system that covered all instrument lines. It consisted of
numbers that are impressed into the wood. It is also generally known to be the most frustrating and hard to
understand system that Gibson has employed. The numbers were used between the years 1961-1969. There
are several instances where batches of numbers are switched in order, duplicated, not just once, but up to
four times, and seem to be randomly assigned, throughout the decade. In general though, the numbers are
approximately as follows:
APPROXIMATE
YEAR SERIAL RANGE
1961 100-42440
1962 42441-61180
1963 61450-64220
1964 64240-70500
1962 71180-96600
1963 96601-99999
1967 000001-008010
1967 010000-042900
1967 044000-044100
1967 050000-054400
1967 055000-063999
1967 064000-066010
1967 067000-070910
1967 090000-099999
1963, 1967 100000-106099
1963 106100-108900
1963, 1967 109000-109999
1963 110000-111549
1963, 1967 111550-115799
1963 115800-118299
1963, 1967 118300-120999
1963 121000-139999
1963, 1967 140000-140100
1963 140101-144304
1964 144305-144380
1963 144381-145000
1963 147009-149864
1964 149865-149891
1963 149892-152989
1964 152990-174222
1964, 1965 174223-176643
1964 176644-199999
1964 200000-250335
1965 250336-291000
1965 301755-302100
1965 302754-305983
1965, 1967 306000-306100
1965, 1967 307000-307985
1965, 1967 309848-310999
1965 311000-320149
1967 320150-320699
APPROXIMATE
YEAR SERIAL RANGE
1965 320700-321100
1965 322000-326600
1965 328000-328500
1965 328700-329179
1965, 1967 329180-330199
1965, 1967, 1968330200-332240
1965 332241-347090
1965 348000-348092
1966 348093-349100
1965 349121-368638
1966 368640-369890
1967 370000-370999
1966 380000-385309
1967 390000-390998
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 400001-400999
1966 401000-407985
1966 408000-408690
1966 408800-409250
1966 420000-426090
1966 427000-429180
1966 430005-438530
1966 438800-438925
1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 500000-500999
1965 501010-501600
1968 501601-501702
1965, 1968 501703-502706
1968 503010-503110
1965, 1968 503405-520955
1968 520956-530056
1966, 1968, 1969530061-530850
1968, 1969 530851-530993
1969 530994-539999
1966, 1969 540000-540795
1969 540796-545009
1966 550000-556910
1969 558012-567400
1966 570099-570755
1969 580000-580999
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 600000-600999
1969 601000-601090
1969 605901-606090
APPROXIMATE
YEAR SERIAL RANGE
1966, 1967 700000-700799
1968, 1969 750000-750999
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 800000-800999
1966, 1969 801000-812838
1969 812900-814999
1969 817000-819999
1966, 1969 820000-820087
1966 820088-823830
1969 824000-824999
1966, 1969 828002-847488
1966 847499-858999
1967 859001-880089
APPROXIMATE
YEAR SERIAL RANGE
1967 893401-895038
1968 895039-896999
1967 897000-898999
1968 899000-899999
1968 900000-902250
1968 903000-920899
1968 940000-941009
1968 942001-943000
1968 945000-945450
1968 947415-956000
1968 959000-960909
1968 970000-972864
From 1970-1975 the method of serializing instruments at Gibson became even more random. All numbers
were impressed into the wood and a six digit number assigned, though no particular order was given and
some instruments had a letter prefix. The orange labels inside hollow bodied instruments was discontinued
in 1970 and were replaced by white and orange rectangle labels on the acoustics, and small black, purple
and white rectangle labels were placed on electric models.
In 1970, the words "MADE IN USA" was impressed into the back of instrument headstocks (though a few
instruments from the 1950s also had MADE IN USA impressed into their headstocks as well).
Year(s) Approximate Series Manufacture
1970, 1971, and 1972 100000s, 600000s, 700000s, 900000s
1973 000001s, 100000s, 200000s, 800000s and a few “A” + 6 digit numbers
1974 and 1975 100000s, 200000s, 300000s, 400000s,500000s, 600000s, 800000s
and a few A-B-C-D-E-F + 6 digit numbers
During the period from 1975-1977 Gibson used a transfer that had eight digit numbers, the first two
indicate the year, 99=1975, 00=1976 and 06=1977, the following six digits are in the 100000 to 200000
range. MADE IN USA were also included on the transfer and some models had LIMITED EDITION also
applied. A few bolt on neck instruments had a date ink stamped on the heel area.
In 1977, Gibson first introduced the serialization method that is in practice today. This updated system
utilizes an impressed eight digit numbering scheme that covers both serializing and dating functions. The
pattern is as follows:
YDDDYPPP
YY is the production year
DDD is the day of the year
PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.
The numbers 001-499 show Kalamazoo production, 500-999 show Nashville production. The Kalamazoo
numbers were discontinued in 1984.
When acoustic production began at the plant built in Bozeman, Montana (in 1989), the series' numbers
were reorganized. Bozeman instruments began using 001-299 designations and, in 1990, Nashville
instruments began using 300-999 designations. It should also be noted that the Nashville plant has not
reached the 900s since 1977, so these numbers have been reserved for prototypes. Examples:
70108276 means the instrument was produced on Jan.10, 1978, in Kalamazoo and was the 276th
instrument stamped that day.
82765501 means the instrument was produced on Oct. 3, 1985, in Nashville and was the 1st instrument
stamped that day.
However, it has come to light recently that the Kalamazoo plant did not directly switch over to the “new” 8
digit serialization method in 1977. When the Nashville Gibson plant was opened in 1974, it was decided
that the bulk of the production of products would be run in the South; the Kalamazoo plant would produce
the higher end (fancier) models in the North. Of course, many of the older guitar builders and craftsmen
were still in Kalamazoo; and if they weren't ready to change how they built guitars, then they may not have
been ready to change how they numbered them! Certain guitar models built in the late 1970s can be used
to demonstrate the old-style 6 digit serial numbers. It is estimated that Gibson's Kalamazoo plant
continued to use the 6 digit serial numbers through 1978 and 1979. So double check the serial numbers
on those 1970s L-5s, Super 400s, and Super 5 BJBs!
Gibson's F O N System
In addition to the above serial number information, Gibson also used Factory Order Numbers (F O N) to
track batches of instruments being produced at the time. In the earlier years at Gibson, guitars were
normally built in batches of 40 instruments. Gibson's Factory Order Numbers were an internal coding that
followed the group of instruments through the factory. Thus, the older Gibson guitars may have a serial
number and a F O N. The F O N may indicate the year, batch number, and the ranking (order of production
within the batch of 40).
This system is useful in helping to date and authenticate instruments. There are three separate groupings of
numbers that have been identified and are used for their accuracy. The numbers are usually stamped or
written on the instrument's back and seen through the lower F hole or round soundhole, or maybe
impressed on the back of the headstock.
1908-1923 Approximate #s
YEAR F O N
1908 259
1909 309
1910 545, 927
1911 1260, 1295
1912 1408, 1593
1913 1811, 1902
1914 1936, 2152
1915 2209, 3207
1916 2667, 3508
YEAR F O N
1917 3246, 11010
1918 9839, 11159
1919 11146, 11212
1920 11329, 11367
1921 11375, 11527
1922 11565, 11729
1923 11973
F O Ns for the years 1935-1941 usually consisted of the batch number, a letter for the year and the
instrument number. Examples are as follows:
722 A 23
465 D 58
863 E 02.
Code Letter and Year
A 1935
B 1936
C 1937
D 1938
E 1939
F 1940
G 1941
Code Letter F O Ns were discontinued after 1941, and any instruments made during or right after World
War II do not bear an F O N codes. In 1949, a four digit F O N was used, but not in conjunction with any
code letter indicating the year.
From 1952-1961, the F O N scheme followed the pattern of a letter, the batch number and an instrument
ranking number (when the guitar was built in the run of 40). The F O N is the only identification number
on Gibson's lower grade models (like the ES-125, ES-140, J-160E, etc.) which do not feature a paper label.
Higher grade models (such as the Super 400, L-5, J-200, etc.) feature both a serial number and a F O N.
When both numbers are present on a higher grade model, remember that the F O N was assigned at the
beginning of the production run, while the serial number was recorded later (before shipping). The serial
number would properly indicate the actual date of the guitar. F O N examples run thus:
Y 2230 21
V 4867 8
R 6785 15
Code Letter and Year
Z 1952
Y 1953
X 1954
W 1955
V 1956
U 1957
T 1958
S 1959
R 1960
Q 1961
After 1961 the use of FONs was discontinued at Gibson.
There are still some variances that Gibson uses on some instruments produced today, but for the most part
the above can be used for identifying instruments. For the most accurate identification you would need to
contact the Gibson Guitar Corporation itself.

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