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The acoustic models are manufactured since late 1989 in Bozeman, Montana.
Factory Order Numbers (FON) with a letter from 1935 to 1941.
Another exception to the above rules is in the autumn from 1958, where a some Les Paul Juniors and Specials had a four-digit serial number. From 1970 to 1975, the 6-digit serial numbers randomly generated.
In a random sequence numbers were stamped on the back of the headstock. In 1970, the orange labels in the body of acoustic guitars were replaced by white with orange rectangular labels.
However, in the beginning this was not done consistently, so that there are also be instruments without identification.
Where to find the serial number The serial number is stamped or punched on the back of the headstock or acoustic in the sound hole.
This means that instruments with the same serial number can be from the 60s or 70s.
Gibson has used various methods of numbering from 1900, so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture..
From 1902 to 1976, Gibson instruments have a serial number or a FON (Factory Order Number) or both.
Guitars got six digits in any order, and in some cases they were preceded by a letter that none seemed to have no smeaningful sense.
Note that the series of between 19, may be an overlap from production in 19.