Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.
For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture.
If you wanna have some fun playing with my rockabilly band, check out this new jam tracks CD "Jam With The Jime" .
I wrote two e Books about playing rockabilly guitar.
The retro-future stylings of the Flying V, Explorer, and Firebird.
Even before the world was introduced to these iconic axes, Gibson was rolling right along.
That’s not the sole reason why it's a great book :-( Many writers have contributed and all the important artists have been covered. The weird thing about the book is that's it's actually a good read for both beginners and old-timers like me. This book is also full of great pics and anecdotes, but you should really check it out for yourself! Here's a link to it on Amazon: Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History I never heard anything better than a Fender if we're talking about the big manufacturers.
A great new book on Rockabilly has just been released.
I've contributed with my article on Burlison/Martin and some info on the European rockabilly scene and its bands.
Features of this guitar includes maple cap over one-piece mahogany body, moon inlays, one-piece Mil-Com tremolo, Phase I locking tuners, and "Regular" (aka Standard) neck profile which is 1/16" more narrow than a wide thin/fat, and the same depth as the wide fat (1 21/32" nut, 27/32" depth).
Pickups are the stock HFS and Vintage Bass with the standard 5-way rotary selector, volume and tone.