On f-hole instruments, it is visible through the upper f-hole.The second type of serial numbers used started with an A prefix and ran from 1947 to 1961. When production of solid body guitars began, an entirely new serial number system was developed.
It's best when trying to evalute a collectible to contact Gibson for further information that is not as easily available.
in 1947 Gibson changed the serial number pattern and in 1954 went from white labels to orange labels.
Well, an executive recently hipped me to the latest news about what Moody’s thinks of Gibson’s creditworthiness as a corporation. Pre-analysis disclosures Before I get started, I would like to disclose I have no commercial interest in the musical instrument industry, which remains primarily a drain on family finances and a topic of fascinating research. While I love Les Pauls and SGs in the right hands (Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Derek Trucks) I have never been able to dig them as a player myself. Gibson had until January 2018 to sort out this asset-based loan thing, but that got moved up to May 2017 because they broke one of the agreements they made when they borrowed that money.
I’m going to go through the most relevant parts of this press release and translate them into what I call Drunken Bass Player Dialect.
“He told me to go on You Tube and watch [the Smiths] play ‘How Soon Is Now? ” “Holy shit,” says Howie, valiantly attempting to match his customer’s enthusiasm.