Gibson Brands Forums: Serial number decoder - Gibson Brands Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Serial number decoder

#1 User is offline   chewmann 

  • Newbie
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: 08-January 18
  • LocationLancaster, PA USA

Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

Is there a serial number decoder for 2017 models. I have two 2017 models and they have a similar serial number - 170059### (Explorer) and 170042### (Les Paul)

What number(s) identifies the model?
Anything else identified (like factory, color, etc)?
0

#2 User is online   Johnny 6 String 

  • Just one of the boys...
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 530
  • Joined: 01-September 11
  • LocationOntario, Canada

Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

View Postchewmann, on 10 January 2018 - 09:51 PM, said:

Is there a serial number decoder for 2017 models. I have two 2017 models and they have a similar serial number - 170059### (Explorer) and 170042### (Les Paul)

What number(s) identifies the model?
Anything else identified (like factory, color, etc)?



Hi Chewmann;

Serial number will only tell you manufacture year, day, and ranking for the day, it will not tell you model or any other specifics of your guitars. Other details are noted in the model number, for example: LPSP14TSCH LesPaulStandardPlus2014TobaccoSunburstChromeHardware
Generally I belive factory breakdown is like this;

Solid bodies - Nashville
ES - Memphis
Acoustic - Bozeman

Hope that helps

Johnny
0

#3 User is offline   old guy 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 157
  • Joined: 26-March 15
  • LocationMaryland, USA

Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:22 PM

View PostJohnny 6 String, on 10 January 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

Hi Chewmann;

Serial number will only tell you manufacture year, day, and ranking for the day, it will not tell you model or any other specifics of your guitars. Other details are noted in the model number, for example: LPSP14TSCH LesPaulStandardPlus2014TobaccoSunburstChromeHardware
Generally I belive factory breakdown is like this;

Solid bodies - Nashville
ES - Memphis
Acoustic - Bozeman

Hope that helps

Johnny


The new serials only tell you the year and the production number for the year. they no longer tell you the day.
0

#4 User is online   Johnny 6 String 

  • Just one of the boys...
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 530
  • Joined: 01-September 11
  • LocationOntario, Canada

Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

View Postold guy, on 11 January 2018 - 06:22 PM, said:

The new serials only tell you the year and the production number for the year. they no longer tell you the day.



Bummer....no more birthday parties for the new ones then
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users