How to Date a Gibson Using Serial Numbers, FONs and | Reverb News - Dating gibson vintage guitars
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DATING GIBSON GUITARS BY REFERENCE OF SERIAL NUMBERS. Gibson has used various methods of numbering from , so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture.. From to , Gibson instruments have a serial number or a FON (Factory Order. Gibson guitars usually have a FON (Factory Order Number), a serial number, or both (but sometimes neither!) Various serial number systems were used by.