Do you have a classic Gibson guitar or amplifier for sale? Are you looking for serial number information on your antique Gibson guitar? I am always buying quality vintage guitars, amplifiers, effects, etc. Take some basic photos and send me an email or fill out the form on this page where you can upload some photos if you have them. If you’re wondering who buys vintage guitars in Alabama, the Southeast, and the United States then you’ve come to the right place. I’m happy to help you with questions like “what is my vintage Gibson guitar worth?”
1962 Gibson SG Special-013

Sell Your Gibson Guitar

Are you looking to sell your vintage Gibson guitar? I collect classic Gibson guitars. I’ve created this page in hopes that we can connect and share excitement about classic Gibson guitars. I’m probably looking to buy your guitar. I can make a solid offer and follow through with a hassle free transaction even if you’re on the other side of the country. Use the contact form on the right at the top of the page or call the number at the top of your screen.

Are you having difficulty accurately identifying and dating your vintage Gibson guitar? I may be able to help with that too. Take some pictures of your classic guitar and send them to me using the contact form on the right.

1943 Gibson J-45 2314 40-023

How old is my Gibson guitar?

We can help with that. Here are a few quick tips that might help. Send pictures of your guitar for verification for best results. Look at the top of the guitar where the tuners are (that’s called the head stock). If there are 6 digits or less then it’s probably older than 1980. If there are no digits then skip to the next paragraph. If it says “Made In USA” and only has 6 digits then it was likely made between 1969 and 1980. If it doesn’t have made in USA and is 6 digits then it’s pre-1969. If the number is impressed in the wood with no made in USA stamp then it is likely 1961-1969. If the digits are ink stamped then it was likely made between 1952 and 1960. The first digit will likely be the last digit in the year it was made (4=1954).

Ink Stamp 0 = 1960
No “Made In USA”

Impressed 5 digits = 1963 or 1964
No Made In USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No digits on the back of the headstock?

If there are no digits on the back of your vintage Gibson guitar then look inside the body of the guitar for a label. If the label is white, the guitar was likely made before 1952. If it’s orange then it was made between 1952 and 1969. If there is no label then look inside the guitar towards the neck. There may be a vertical block with number or possibly a letter on it. This is called the Factory Order Number and is not exactly a serial number.

Is there a letter preceding the numbers? You’re in luck. The letter likely indicates the year your vintage Gibson was made. Here’s a list of letters and corresponding years:

1935    A
1936    B
1937    C
1938    D, DA
1939    Ex (E and any other letter)
1940    F, FA
1941    E (no other letter)
1941    G
1942    H

Or:

1952    Z
1953    Y
1954    X
1955    W
1956    V
1957    U
1958    T
1959    S
1960    R
1961    Q

846 F = 1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

529 C = 1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call an expert today.

We can help you nail down the model, year, and potential market value for your vintage Gibson guitar. Call the number at the top of the page to speak to me directly about your guitar. I’m looking to buy vintage Gibson guitars both acoustic and electric.