(G = Gibson, K = Kalamazoo, W = Recording King (Montgomery Wards).
Gibson serial numbers, from February 1961 until 1970.
For all models, the serial number on the back of the headstock is stamped.
The first and fifth digit representing the year of manufacture.
The three intermediate digits, the day of that year. After opening of the new factory in Nashville, in the sequence numbers were also included the production site.
In 2005 the system was upgraded to first digit at the end of the batch number was inserted.
The sequence numbers were 500 to 699, after which the batch number 1 was increased, and the number returned 500. Gibson's most simplest system was introduced in 2014. The first two digits indicate the year, the rest is a serial number for all guitars produced that year.Godin Guitars are then assembled in our Quebec and New Hampshire factories.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..Note that the series of between 19, may be an overlap from production in 19.The table below shows the years in which the numbers could relate. The most sustainable numbering system Gibson was launched in 1977, an eight-digit number.Some instruments from the fifties also had been such a stamp. At serialization in the 70s a random method was used.