Gibson dating custom shop
For guitars made prior to 1977 use the extended search function.
This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.
Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no "MADE IN USA" (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls).
The Guitar Dater Project - Gibson Serial Number Decoder Anecdotally, it shows the correct year and factory for my gibsons.
Gibson holds such an iconic position in music history that it is difficult to begin describing any aspect of the company without sounding redundant.
Mention Gibson to your grandmother, and she will know exactly what you are talking about, and it won’t just be guitars.
The first hint of what the current Gibson Custom Shop offers can be found in early artist partnerships.
The idea of affixing an artist’s name to an instrument – to the benefit of both the artist and the manufacturer – is nothing new in the guitar industry, and Gibson has been at it since the 1920s.