I wonder if you can help my rb800 has serial num 181820 made in the usa underneath what year is it its got a 5 ply rim 2 piece flange wreath inlay and fiddle headstock according to gruhns book i thought it was 70-71?
I believe yours to be from 1971, but it's difficult for me to figure out 1970s era Gibsons.
Thanks for reply its my first time on banjo hangout but ive been reading bits for a while i thought it might be a 71 but gibson serial numbers are all over the place i also have a 2016 stelling sunflower but i think i prefer the older ones from the 80s might just be me though thanx karl
Karlp are you familiar with the Banjophiles site and their partial list of post war serial #s?
Im gonna check it out now banjo files thanks karl
Gibson started using the stamped Made in USA in 1970. The serial numbers from70-75 had overlaps in the series.
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