Dating vintage gibson acoustics
Buying and selling guitars began as a hobby, until 1993, when he left the corporate world to make Gary's Classic Guitars his full-time career. 1967, with his high school band, "The Intensities".Gary is pictured, in center, playing his 1964 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster.Around 1977, Gibson introduced the serialization method that they primarily use to this day at Gibson USA, Gibson Acoustic, and the Gibson Custom facility in Memphis, TN.The serial number will be an 8 digit number impressed into the back of the headstock with “MADE IN USA” below.The pattern is as follows: YDDDYRRR YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year RRR is the factory ranking/plant designation number.Prior to 1984 when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production.
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Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s.
Examples: 70108276 means the instrument was produced on Jan.
The B-45-12 had a mahogany body and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, and a cherry sunburst finish, and was made with "round" shoulders for the 1961 – 1962 model year and "square" shoulders until the end of its production in 1979.
Starting in 1963, the B-45-12-N was also available as a natural finish edition.