During the period from 1975-1977 Gibson used a transfer that had eight digit numbers, the first two indicate the year, 99=1975, 00=1976 and 06=1977, the following six digits are in the 100000 to 200000.
MADE IN USA were also included on the transfer and some models had LIMITED EDITION also applied.
Karl and his brother, Georg, led a small team of craftsman who designed and built the Elger Guitars in a workshop in nearby Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
They continued to hand-build exceptional quality instruments until about 1964. Rosenbloom decided to stop production of the hand-made instruments and begin importing guitars instead.
"3" indicates 1993, or a"93" would indicate the same).
Some top of the line Epiphones were producedin the U. at either Gibson's Nashville or Montana facilities in the 1990s.
This updated system utilizes an impressed eightdigit numbering scheme that covers both serializing and dating functions.
In 1977, Gibson first introduced the serialization methodthat is in practice today.
Guitar dating services provide serial numbers to date your guitar.
Below we have listings of guitar dating and serial number information sites and other resources.
If the guitar has been altered, it can depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously.
If you are having trouble finding the date of the guitar you are researching, try emailing the manufacturer and see if they can help date the instrument.