Gibson dating serial
A" on the back of headstock, below the six digit serial number.
This section covers the Tokai Les Paul models built in the Japan factory.
removing the resonator is no more invasive than raising the hood on a car.Although there is still some ambiguity in the table below (use features of the banjo and the "stamp" to help on those early 1970's banjos), I hope this format makes it easier for you to "Date your Banjo".Most prewar and wartime Gibson banjos are actually marked with factory order numbers rather than serial numbers, but for right now you don't need to be worried about the distinction unless you're just especially interested! One of the most highly flamed Gibson's you will ever see. Rare 1948 double pickup ES-300, Blonde Finish, Master Tone knob, Kluson tuners, 17 inch body, and Bigsby added in the 1960s.
Included is the original hardshell case and Hang tag with matching serial number. Flamed Maple back and sides, Solid Spruce Top, Venetian Cutaway, Rare Blonde Finish, Gold Hardware, NO Volute and Tortoiseshell pickguard.This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.