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Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s.The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once we stamp 699, the batch number will change to 1. Many players don't, and sometimes (unless you bought it from new) it can be hard to tell.
Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers.
in 1947 Gibson changed the serial number pattern and in 1954 went from white labels to orange labels.
Since all the instruments using this serial number pattern were acoustic or semi-hollow the labels were located inside the instrument body.
New white and orange rectangular labels were designed for acoustics and smaller black/purple and white labels for hollow body electrics.
From 1975-1976 a transfer was used for the serial numbers.