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The serial numbers shown represent the approximate last serial number for that year.
The first serial number for acoustic guitars was 100.
Once the serial numbers hit 99999, Gibson decided to change to a new system, rather than go into 6 digits.
The new system used a letter to prefix the numbers.
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.
The historic reissue guitars feature historically accurate serial numbers.
A new system, introduced in 1961, was made to cover all of the instruments in Gibson’s line (not just acoustic guitars).Prior to 1984, the numbers 001-499 show Kalamazoo production, 500-999 show Nashville production.The serial numbers from the Custom, Art, and Historic division vary depending on the line.The biggest telling factors for guitars from this period, as opposed to the guitars from 1961 to 1969 is the “Made in U. To make matters even more confusing, there wasn’t really an order for these serial numbers – so you could have something from 1975 that started with a 1 and something from 1972 that started with a 9. These serial numbers started with either “96” “00” or “06” with the 96 representing 1975, the 00 representing 1976 and 06 representing 1977.
Not sure why these numbers were used, but at least it was uniform!
Since 1989, acoustic guitars built at the Bozeman, Montana facility are ranked from 001-499.