Gibson sg serial number dating
In recent years, counterfeit versions of the popular guitar ave surfaced. Next, check for the serial number on the back of the headstock. Modern numbers are 9 digits but older/vintage Gibson guitars are much shorter.
By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian.
Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no “MADE IN USA” (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls).      The serial numbers of LSLPs have been a source for confusion and ire for decades.With some of the numbers being reused multiple times in other years of production, it is not a surprise that many have thrown their hands up in frustration and given up trying to make sense of them.Chinese counterfeiters are starting to improve their fakes to the point where it's almost impossible for a beginner to know whether a Gibson is made by Gibson USA or some factory in China! Only the newer ones have the year on them so it's not necessarily a fake if it's not there.First of all, if anyone, especially a seller based in China is selling a Gibson Les Paul for an alarmingly low price, you probably want to pass. Fakes usually have the serial number either engraved too deep into the wood or inked (with too much ink).