As information becomes available on specific brands and models, this is where you will find it.
001 to 499 appeared on the instruments built in Kalamazoo, 500 to 999 built in Nashville.
Even after the closing of the factory in Kalamazoo in 1984, this process was continued until 1989 in Nashville.
Gibson serial numbers, from February 1961 until 1970.
For all models, the serial number on the back of the headstock is stamped.
Some serial numbers are duplicated from 1963 to 1969.
From this period, the 5-digit and 6-digit numbers can be confused easily and gives the wrong date.1935-1937: Letter between the batch number and the order number. 0123 A5 1938-1941: Two or three letters before batch number. If there is a second character follows it is the code for the type of the instrument.(G = Gibson, K = Kalamazoo, W = Recording King (Montgomery Wards).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.Some lap steels and Les Paul's from 1961 have such a serial number.