Dating gibson j 45 serial number
2005-Current- Gibson USA goes to a 9 digit serial number in early July 2005.
The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once 699 is stamped, the batch number will change to 1.
So, your guitar was made on the 23rd February 1978 at the Nashville plant and was the 2nd guitar to be stamped that day. have recntlypurchased a 60's era gibson solidboy called sonex 180 ( if source can be trusted ) wanted to get a ballpark on the value and exact yearserial number is 83510617 and was made in usa ... please help : HOW CAN YOU TELL THE AGE OF A VINTAGE GIBSON BY THE SERIAL NUMBER????
My son has a studio Les Paul, serial number 93050303.
The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same.
The only difference from the 1977-2005 is the addition of this batch indicator.
1977-2005 Gibson introduced the 8 digit serialization method.The company was formerly known as Gibson Guitar Corp. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian.In 1944, Gibson was bought by Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI) which was acquired in 1969 by Panama-based conglomerate, Ecuadorian Company Limited (E. L.) that changed its name in the same year to Norlin Corporation.This updated system uses 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.