Gibson serial number - how to check what year?
Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:34 AM
It is the natural top version and is believed to be from the 90's.
The serial number is 91760009
anyone who could tell me the year from this - it would be helpful
Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:45 AM
Just learned this myself, so anyone feel free to correct. I have heard that this equation does not hold true for earlier Gibson models.
'09 Gibson J-45 Rosewood Custom
'77 Fender Telecaster Deluxe
'73 Fender Telecaster Deluxe
'69 Epiphone Caballero
Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:44 AM
9=the decade of the 90s
176=the 176th day of the year
0=1990 (1 would indicate 1991, for example, 2 would indicate 1992, etc)
009=it was the 9th guitar finished that day
Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:58 AM
Assuming only the 4th number was a typo and the serial number is REALLY 91766009, then yes...it would be a 1996.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:02 AM
The Julian date Gibson Uses is a three digit number representing 365 days in a year so the 176 would indicate the 176th day of the year...appoxamately, June 25th.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:40 AM
So that is 2008 154th day, ninth guitar stamped.
Because 2008 was a leap year, the day is June 2 not June 3.
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