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Sep 23, 2019 - 12:59:27 PM
10 posts since 9/23/2019

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?

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:25:44 PM

63 posts since 10/3/2005

I believe yours to be from 1971, but it's difficult for me to figure out 1970s era Gibsons.

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:09:09 PM



10 posts since 9/23/2019

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

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:21:01 PM

12179 posts since 10/30/2008

Karlp are you familiar with the Banjophiles site and their partial list of post war serial #s?

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:02:45 PM



10 posts since 9/23/2019

Im gonna check it out now banjo files thanks karl

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:34:30 PM



21331 posts since 7/6/2005

Gibson started using the stamped Made in USA in 1970. The serial numbers from70-75 had overlaps in the series.

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