Guitar - General/Dating My Gibson Guitar


I have just purchased a Gibson acoustic guitar which has the six digit serial number 804565 stamped on the back of the top. Can you help identify and date and style of this guitar, thanks

Hi, Myles--

The serial number indicates that your guitar was made at the
Kalamazoo or Nashville Plant, USA in 1974 or 1975.

Unfortunately, Gibson serial numbers do not give us information as to the model of the guitar.

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