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unclejeff64
07-03-2010, 03:05 PM
picked up a sweet old gibson tenor uke today, tagged as "1940's".
i'd like to know exactly what year it's from.
serial number is 1682.
i could only find gibson #'s for guitars 1975-present.
anyone have some info?
thanks.

warndt
07-03-2010, 03:11 PM
Here you go:
http://www.acousticmusic.org/Gibson-Serial-Numbers-sp-40.html

Looks like it could be 1947?

coolkayaker1
06-05-2015, 05:53 PM
The link is super helpful, warndt. Is it for ukuleles, though? Anyone?

warndt
06-06-2015, 04:53 AM
Yes, I believe it applies to all types of Gibson instruments. This chart has worked for my mandolins and ukuleles, however Gibson was always changing their numbering systems as you can see. The chart seems to work best by working with your serial number and backing into the chart.

ramone
06-06-2015, 05:21 AM
some interesting information here

http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonAcoustics.pdf