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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.
Beware of third-party sites that DO have forms as in the past scammers have used them to "prove" the authenticity of counterfeits they have been trying to shift.
This Article is designed to assist in dating and/or identifying instruments manufactured or distributed by Gibson Guitar Corp.
Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present.
It'll show you the date and factory where it was made.
The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same. Many players don't, and sometimes (unless you bought it from new) it can be hard to tell.Also, Gibson, as we all know, is one of the greatest manufactors of guitars, and having the status of one of the most desirable guitar brands ever has some disavantages, too: conterfeit Gibsons have been sold for many decades now, and many players sometimes don't even realise they've been fooled. This Article is designed to assist in dating and/or identifying instruments manufactured or distributed by Gibson Guitar Corp.Those directories are good for most Gibsons, but Gibson themselves have been pretty spotty.The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.