All specs are consistent with a 1972-1974 production date.
There were only 74 Blonde Byrdlands shipped in this three year time period.
O.k., let’s take a look at the different time periods of serial numbers from Gibson Guitars.
The following serial numbers apply just to acoustic guitars.
Hey Zach, I have a Gibson Les Paul I’m trying to identify.
The serial number is 676323, and “Made in USA” is stamped below that.
Between 1942-1945, Gibson employed women to manufacture guitars.
"Women produced nearly 25,000 guitars during World War II yet Gibson denied ever building instruments over this period," according to a 2013 history of the company.
The reason for this is that there is no reliable documentation from this time period.This Module has been updated to work with the newer serial number formats.The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.One of the most highly flamed Gibson's you will ever see. Rare 1948 double pickup ES-300, Blonde Finish, Master Tone knob, Kluson tuners, 17 inch body, and Bigsby added in the 1960s.Included is the original hardshell case and Hang tag with matching serial number. Flamed Maple back and sides, Solid Spruce Top, Venetian Cutaway, Rare Blonde Finish, Gold Hardware, NO Volute and Tortoiseshell pickguard.