Gibson ES.225T

Discussion in 'ES-sential Hollowbodies' started by mrkmusic, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. mrkmusic

    mrkmusic New Member

    I have been trying to identify serial # on my late father's Gibson ES.225T, but am not having any luck. I found the # inside the guitar. One side described the model #, the other had this # V5870 14. There is no other # on the guitar. Searches on Gibson guitar serial # sites found nothing and directed me to this Gibson forum for help. I would appreciate any help you's can give me.
     
  2. Infant

    Infant Active Member

    Hi and welcome. It's best that you ask Gibson Customer service. Send them some high quality photos of the front and back of the guitar and the front and back of the headstock. Include the serial number and they'll reply with some info within within a day or two.

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  3. johnreardon

    johnreardon Active Member

    Hi and welcome to this place. Fully agree with Rob. The manufacturer is ALWAYS the best place to start. Those internet dates that try to date guitars are not very good.
     
  4. Biddlin

    Biddlin Member

    FON# V=1956
    Batch#5870
    order in batch-14
    Gibson used this particular Factory Order Number system from 1952-1961.
    Year FON Letter Prefix
    1952 Z
    1953 Y
    1954 X
    1955 W
    1956 V
    1957 U
    1958 T
    1959 S
    1960 R
    1961 Q
     
  5. mrkmusic

    mrkmusic New Member

    Thanks for the info. Appreciate the help!
     
  6. mrkmusic

    mrkmusic New Member

    Thanks for the help! Really appreciate it! My father, who passed away 4 years ago would have, loved this forum! I was his drummer for 25 years in various bands. He loved his Gibson! Again, thanks!
     
  7. SAguitar

    SAguitar Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's gotta be some great memories. Treasure them forever.
     

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