**Gibson**

Year -Approx. Last #

1903 = 1500

1904 = 2500

1905 = 3500

1906 = 5500

1907 = 8300

1908 = 9700

1909 = 10,100

1910 = 10,600

1911 = 10,850

1912 = 13,350

1913 = 16,100

1914 = 20,150

1915 = 25,150

1916 = 32,000

1917 = 39,500

1918 = 47,900

1919 = 53,800

1920 = 63,650

1921 = 69,300

1922 = 71,400

1923 = 74,900

1924 = 81,200

1925 = 82,700

1926 = 83,600

1927 = 85,400

1928 = 87,300

1929 = 89,750

1930 = 90,200

1931 = 90,450

1932 = 90,700

1933 = 91,400

1934 = 92,300

1935 = 92,800

1936 = 94,100

1937 = 95,200

1938 = 95,750

1939 = 96,050

1940 = 96,600

1941 = 97,400

1942 = 97,700

1943 = 97,850

1944 = 98,250

1945 = 98,650

1946 = 99,300

1947 = 99,999

(A-Series from 1947-1961)

1947 = A1304

1948 = A2665

1949 = A4413

1950 = A6597

1951 = A9419

1952 = A12,462

1953 = A16,101

1954 = A18,667

1955 = A21,909

1956 = A24,755

1957 = A26,819

1958 = A28,880

1959 = A32,284

1960 = A35,645

1961 = A36,147

Epiphone A-Series ..1958-1961 (see Dr.Ducks Epiphone section of the Dating Service)

1958 = A1000

1959 = A2000

1960-1961 =A3000-A4222

Gibson serial #'s 1961-1969...(various models)

1961 = 100-42,440

1962 = 42,441-61,180

1963 = 61,450-64,222

1964 = 64,240-70,501

1962 = 71,180-96,600

1963 = 96,601-99,999

1967 = 000001-099999

1963-1967 =100,000-106,099

1963 = 106,100-106,899

1963-1967 =109,000-1,099,999

1963 = 110,000-111,549

1963-1967 =111,550-115,799

1963 = 115,800-118,299

1963-1967 =118,300-120,999

1963 = 121,000-139,999

Gibsons 1960-1975 serial numbers overlap depending on the various models ..it is best to contact an expert or Gibson with the model, color and serial # for accurate dating .. a simi-coherent serial# system returns in 1975 but still has a lot of overlapping depending on the year and the model....

Gibson Serial Numbers 1975-1977... (1975 still has many overlaps)

Year Prefix

1975 = 99

1976 = 00

1977 = 06

Gibson Serial Numbers 1977 - to now

8 digit number : ydddynnn

yy (1st. & 5th. digit)= year of manufacture
dd. (digits 2-4)= day of year
nnn (digits 6-8)=daily # rank


 

Some Heritage and Vintage reissue have the vintage style serial number..

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