Well if those are the only choices it's the 1976. It's 100% a Norlin Era Gibson.I took the picture at a local shop to see if they knew and unfortunately did not hence the violins. Mainly tried to do the serial number identification but it’s either a 1976 or 2001 anniversary edition. But unfortunately can’t find anything that would separate the two years to determine the actual year.
Then it's certainly a 76. By 77-78 Gibson is stamping the serial numbers in.1976 had the same 8 digit with 00 in the front from everything I’ve researched this far it’s either one of the two lol
It’s in excellent shape tooWell if those are the only choices it's the 1976. It's 100% a Norlin Era Gibson.
Someone more familiar with dating using that style of serial number will be along shortly, but it's definately a vintage Gibson.
If you remove the cavity cover off the back and take a clear close up picture of the volume and tone pots,...the numbers stamped on the back of the pots have a date code.
The decal serial number was in use only during the Norlin period...
1975 to 1977..... the 00 is usually 1976 but there are some in 1977,.. the pot codes can narrow it down.
It’s in excellent shape too
137....76..... 05It’s in excellent shape too
Yeah, I would say so. What an awesome guitar, like brand new. If it is a Kalamazoo-made guitar, it is even more special. Do you play?Well that’s pretty exciting news thanks for all the information
Per the Gibson website serial number decoder it was made in Kalamazoo which is cool cause I live in Michigan. But no I do not play so I have to decide what to do with it lolYeah, I would say so. What an awesome guitar, like brand new. If it is a Kalamazoo-made guitar, it is even more special. Do you play?
Any idea what the value might be?List it for sale on this Forum!