When did Gibson change headstock logo?

When did Gibson change headstock logo?

1970 — 1972 The brand replaces the peg head with a black fiber and placed the logo into it, which made the letting a little bit smaller and more delicate. The style of the typeface remains the same.

When did Gibson stop using script logo?

By 1933 Gibson had dropped the “The” from all of their logos while retaining the script “Gibson.” The original thin script was replaced with a thicker font on higher-end models in the mid-’30s, and across the entire lineup by the end of the decade.

How do you remove a waterslide decal from headstock?


  1. Water + a bit of vinegar in a bowl.
  2. Soak a paper towel in it – take it out & wring the paper towel (you want damp – not soaking)
  3. Microwave a few seconds to warm the wet paper towel (just get it warm to the touch, not hot)
  4. Lay the damp paper towel over the headstock about 45-60 minutes.
  5. Remove paper towel.

When did Gibson not dot the i?

According to Duchossoir, during 1968 an engineering change led to the removal of the dot on the i.

How do I identify my vintage Gibson guitar?

Gibson used the 6 digits or less impressed serial number style from 1961 until 1975. Gibson guitars with “MADE IN USA” impressed below the serial were made from 1969 and on. If your guitar has 6 digits impressed on the headstock and a “MADE IN USA” underneath then it was likely made between 1969 and 1975.

Can waterslide decals be removed?

The absolute best way to remove waterslide decals without harming the paint is with vinegar. You may have to saturate the decal a few times, but it will not affect the paint.

Do Gibson guitars come with a certificate of authenticity?

Or you could just enjoy the fact you have one. Yes, it should have come with a case, certificate, hang tags, gibson manual, and I think a hex wrench.

Can you remove waterslide decals?

When did Gibson stop dotting the i?