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    Default Flatiron

    Hello all,
    I found a flatiron that I want to purchase but I have some concerns. It says it is a Gibson flatiron A-5. However it says flatiron and not Gibson on the headstock. Also the serial number is 71129089. I donít think Flatiron was established until after 71. So Iím not sure what to think. It has no binding on the back or around the fretboard or headstock. From what I have found it is a flatiron performer series. But the label says A-5. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Flatiron

    My guess is that it’s a 1997 Flatiron A5, made after Gibson had purchased Flatiron in the late 80’s.
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
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    Default Re: Flatiron

    My Flatiron was made 1995 and 95 are the first numbers and it says made in Montana USA.

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    I think Pheff has it right. I think it was 1997 when they moved to the new Nashville numbering system.

    Either that or it was made in China?

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