A few bolt on neck instruments had a date ink stamped on the heel area.In 1977, Gibson first introduced the serialization method that is in practice today.The numbers 001-499 show Kalamazoo production, 500-999 show Nashville production. When acoustic production began at the plant built in Bozeman, Montana (in 1989), the series' numbers were reorganized.
Sommige onderdelen van de informatie die u verschaft (foto's, uw profiel, lifestyle) kunnen uw etnische afkomst, nationaliteit, religie e.d. Dit is uw eigen keuze en gebeurt onder uw eigen verantwoordelijkheid.There are two basic components to your Les Paul question: dating it and identifying it.I’ll start with trying to date the instrument, but keep in mind that dating and identifying Gibson guitars typically go hand in hand. The orange labels inside hollow bodied instruments was discontinued in 1970 and were replaced by white and orange rectangle labels on the acoustics, and small black, purple and white rectangle labels were placed on electric models. All numbers were impressed into the wood and a six digit number assigned, though no particular order was given and some instruments had a letter prefix.It should also be noted that the Nashville plant has not reached the 900s since 1977, so these numbers have been reserved for prototypes.