Please post any comments, particularly bugs in the user feedback section.Note: Custom shop guitars are not supported The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.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.I checked Gibson site, but there's just details of what all the numbers mean - couldn't see a form for submitting or anything.Another forum seemed to have a guy replying to peoples queeries, but it was a few years old that thread. There are no forms, you will have to either decipher or contact them.Exceptions: Some high-end models and lap steels from 1939-1940 have been added the letter A, to the prefixes D, E or F.
Factory Order Numbers (FON) with a letter from 1935 to 1941.
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for checking out serial/details of a potential purchase I'm about to make?