gibson f-25 just aquired

i just came across a gibson f-25 andim having a hard time figuring out what year it is or if its a replica or what if anyone is familiar with these please give me some input from what ive read online its a 68.... but it dont have the same ugly white pickguards as the one they show online does or is this one actually super duper rare? i dont know much about guitars im a bass player and this was just gifted to me and if anyone knows any cleaning andpolishing tips that wouldhelp also