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#1 User is offline   daveinspain 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:52 AM

The Guitar Dater project never worked for me. Every time I plugged in a serial number it would say;

Serial number unrecognized

Your guitar may have been made prior to 1977, in that case you may need to use the Vintage Panel, simply select all the options that best describe your guitar. If you are still having difficulties please contact the webmaster.

So I thought i would give it another try with some of my newer purchases... Found out some cool stuff such as:

Reb Blueshawk
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
September 18th, 1997
Production Number: 259

I was born in the night of that day which was Sept, 19th at 2:00 in the morning.... Very cool

Black Blueshawk
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
September 28th, 1998
Production Number: 1

Also born in September but production number 1.... That's kinda cool too....

But I still get the "Your guitar may have been made prior to 1977" on most of my other guitars... Doesn't like anything made after 2007.... Go figure....
1960-ish Guillermo Lluquet arch top vintage burst 2 Voss single coil pups
1971 SG Standard Lyre Maestro tremolo, Cherry, original patent number sticker humbuckers
1983 Corvus, old gold, 3 single coil pups with 5 way selector switch
1997 Blueshawk, red/gold hardware,2 blues 90 pups with rotary vary sound selector
2002 Fender Strat MIM Standard
2006 LP Studio project, refinished with a gold leaf top, Seymour Duncan pups with Jimmy Page set-up
2006 Johnny A custom, 57 Classic pups
2007 JP EDS 1275, Jimmy Page pups
2007 LP classic Heritage Cherry Sunburst, 496R and 500T ceramic humbucker pups
2007 LP Robot Guitar 1st edition, 490R and 498T pups
2007 LP Custom black/gold hardware, 490R and 498T pups
2007 Brain May, Red Special 3 Andeson Tri-Sonics pups
2008 Alhambra Acoustic model Auditorium Luthier. Hand painted one of a kind...
2011 Fender Strat Mahogany Crimson Red 2 Tex Mex single coils, 1 humbucker and S1 switch
2013 Fender Acoustic CD140SCE NAT
2014 Pignose travel guitar, 1 humbucker with built-in speaker and 1watt amp
2014 Taylor 214ce Deluxe Auditorium cutaway. Natural gloss finish
2014 Gibson ES 175 D 1959 Historic, vintage burst, 57 classic pups
2014 Epiphone DR 100 NA dreadnought natural gloss finish

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#2 User is offline   ledzep59 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:00 AM

I have tried out that website in the past with the same results. I think the best route for obtaining information about Gibson guitars is just to call them up. They are open 24/7. One time I called them up to settle a bet over a guitar when me and my buddy were drunk at around 2 am; they are extremely helpful. Being an academic, I can tell you that there is also a huge benefit to good ol' fashioned dedicated research instead of just looking to one source for knowledge.
1999 Gibson Custom Shop Heritage Cherry LPR9 (Rachel)
2010 Fender Custom Shop Sonic Blue Nocaster Closet Classic (Julia)
1998 Fender 3-Tone Sunburst USA Standard Strat (Number Two)
1990's Alhambra Classical
1970's Yamaha Classical

#3 User is offline   tazzboy 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

Just email or Call Gibson it's cheaper and faster.
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#4 User is offline   NeoConMan 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:38 AM

And the accuracy is likely more dependable.

Of course, I've found huge gaps in their records as well.
They dumped a lot of info over the years.

I've had them tell me on a couple guitars "Yep, it's one of ours" and nothing more.

#5 User is offline   DanvillRob 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:40 AM

I have three gibsons....

Oldest is a Jubilee, SN 886088 it dated it to "about 1968" Which is right.

Dove is 72189005 - easy to do without looking.

Doves In Flight is 02653013 - again, easy to do without looking

But.... it worked for me!

#6 User is offline   pauline 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:38 AM

this might be some interresting stuff in this case


#7 User is offline   Blackie 

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:11 AM

I went into my local Gibson dealer Alpha Music and put down $600 and had them order my Raw Power SG on the 26th of AUG 09......

And my guitar was stamped the next day on the 27th. I got it in about 3 or 4 weeks.

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