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Am I deciphering this correctly?

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

There is a Gibson L-00 (or maybe an L-0) with the FON DG-5108. According to this table it should be a '38, correct?


Gibson Factory Order Numbers (FON) with a letter from 1935 to 1941.

"FON consists a batch number of usually four digits, followed by a one letter (sometimes prefixed by a space) followed by one or two digits (ranking).
1935-1937: Letter between the batch number
and the order number. e.g. 0123 A5
1938-1941: Two or three letters before batch
number. The first letter is the year.
If there is a second character follows it
is the code for the type of the instrument.
(G = Gibson, K = Kalamazoo, W = Recording King
(Montgomery Wards).
If follows there is a third letter E, it
stands for Electric.
Exceptions: Some high-end models and lap
steels from 1939-1940 have been added the
letter A, to the prefixes D, E or F.

1st Letter PRODUCTION YEAR
A 1935
B 1936
C 1937
D en DA 1938
Ex (x = any letter) 1939
F en FA 1940
E (no sequel letter) 1941
G 1941
H 1942"
1974 Martin D-28
1948 Gibson J-50
1945 Epiphone Triumph Archtop
2005 Larrivee 000-50
2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
2016 Halcyon NL-00 Lutz/Walnut
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