Interesting because it as an indiviual slider volume for each pickup, so you can dial in an unlimited variety of tones. An early 1960’s Vivona which was made by EKO, and a wee Hi-Tone. It is from Italy, and looks, feels, smells, just like the JG Italians. Below: On the left is a RARE Wandre Doris from the mid 1960’s. Next is a nice ’67 Fender Jaguar and the ’67 Domino Spartan, costing about 7000% less. ) Though nothing really beats the mojo of owning a true, vintage instrument, at least Eastwood have, over the past decade, done a great job at bringing back some of those gems, as mentioned before.
It can take Davidson several hours to locate a specific serial number, if he can find it at all.
Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list.
Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars.
But, with more than 75 years of shipping records in the Gibson books, and dozens of variations on numerical schemes used over the years, serial numbers sometimes do little to shed light on the origin of a mysterious Gibson.
Here’s some more about Gibson Serial Numbers…“Some can tell you a lot about a guitar, and some don’t really tell you anything.Gibson has had so many different schemes over the years, and now we’re using reissue serial numbers that look like the old serial numbers.” In line with Gibson’s adherence to tradition, the guitars that come through Gibson’s USA plant are impressed with a serial number from the original stamp used at Gibson’s early Kalamazoo, Michigan plant.