Dating gibson ebo bass
However, in the beginning this was not done consistently, so that there are also be instruments without identification.
Where to find the serial number The serial number is stamped or punched on the back of the headstock.
Some lap steels and Les Paul's from 1961 have such a serial number.
Another exception to the above rules is in the autumn from 1958, where a some Les Paul Juniors and Specials had a four-digit serial number. From 1970 to 1975, the 6-digit serial numbers randomly generated.
The batch number, the first four digits of the FON, followed by a one or two-digit number. The first digit of the serial number is the last digit of the year.
If the stamped number consists 5 digits, there is a space between the first and second digit (a separation between the last digit of the year and the actual serial number).
The letter preceding the batch number in the FON, and indicates the year of production. Y1234 23 This were used from 1952 to 1961 on archtop models and stamped on the inside of the F-hole. An ink-stamped number from the back of the headstock. No serial numbers were used, Gibson just started therewith in 1953.Good value Gibson bass and if Jack Bruce tones are your thing or you want that late 60’s early 70’s funk bass sound then you have come to the right bass.It’s very possible that this bass started life as an EB-0 then had the bridge pickup and pickup selector switch added at a later date.Gibson has used various methods of numbering from 1900, so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture..From 1902 to 1976, Gibson instruments have a serial number or a FON (Factory Order Number) or both.