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Es125 What year was it made?

#1 User is offline   Mark5 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

Attached Image: IMG_0285.JPG. I have an es125. This is the only markings I can find that resemble any type of serial number. Can anyone tell me what year it was made?
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:55 PM

There should be a letter before the 4 digit number :
Letter (year) : 4digit lot number : guitar number

There are posts out there that will give you the letter/year.

http://forum.gibson....ate-for-es-125/

Try to find the letter.
Good Luck !
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#3 User is offline   L5Larry 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:21 PM

View Postmfosterwa, on 25 January 2017 - 07:55 PM, said:

There should be a letter before the 4 digit number :


No, this is not true for the "war years" and shortly there after.

From 1942 to 1951 there was no letter code used. In fact, many instruments built during WWII had no SN/FON markings at all. The "A" series was was initiated in 1947, but only for the "premium" grade instruments, "student" or "economy" models (like the 125) were not included.

I have no records of FON's during this post war period, but Jim R seems to, and has answered this question in the original post:

http://forum.gibson....70#entry1830570

You can ask the same question as many times as you like, but there is only one correct answer, whether you like it or not!
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:40 AM

Good Point L5Larry.
It looked to me that the letter might have been covered over by the guard. But, I see that you have seen this SN before :)
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