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But, with more than 75 years of shipping records in the Gibson books, and dozens of variations on numerical schemes used over the years, serial numbers sometimes do little to shed light on the origin of a mysterious Gibson.Fender - Squier Guitars - serial numbers - tag specs
With vintage Gibsons selling at auction for as much as half a million dollars, Davidson will sometimes roll up his sleeves and poke around in the ledgers, but only as time allows. The earliest volumes contain hundreds of yellowed pages covered front and back with rows of handwritten numbers. It can take Davidson several hours to locate a specific serial number, if he can find it at all.
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Even then, there may be four other guitars—of all different models—with the same number sequence. Davidson also recommends the Blue Book of Electric Guitars.
Serial numbers can pull up multiple guitars from multiple years. To illustrate his point, Davidson types in a serial number from memory and it quickly pulls up three different guitars—an SG , a Steinberger , and a Les Paul.
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Today, Gibson USA takes great pains not to recycle serial numbers. To combat the problem, the company upped its serial number sequence last year from eight digits to nine.
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There are some things it can't handle. Anything before 's i wouldnt go for though.
Gibson needs photos and the serial for a proper ID. Guitar Dater is a just one tool you can use to see if the serial number might be valid.
Then, having a look at the guitar or photos, if you know what to look for, is also useful. Of course, there are those who use pics of real Gibsons to sell fake guitars - the ol' swap-a-roo.