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#1 User is offline   mikrus 

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:12 AM

Dear friends, I'm new right here! I'm from Italy, and sorry for my English! I've got a question for you all, a doubt concerning my SG serial number. Well, the serial number is 94031277. Checkin' the Gibson website I know that the code is YDDDYRRR, but I really can figure out how 403 could be the day of the year 1991!!! Where did I go wrong?? thank you very much for any reply!!!
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:08 AM

According to the Guitar Dater Project your guitar was made in 1994. Here is what the info returned when I put the serial number into their system:

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
, 1994
Production Number: 031277

You can try the site yourself here: Guitar Dater Project

Hope this helps.

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#3 User is offline   mikrus 

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:15 AM

View PostSteve Reed, on 11 January 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

According to the Guitar Dater Project your guitar was made in 1994. Here is what the info returned when I put the serial number into their system:

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
, 1994
Production Number: 031277

You can try the site yourself here: Guitar Dater Project

Hope this helps.

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oh thank you so much!! this is really helpfull! ..but I can't understand why it doesn't match with the GIBSON method explained here: http://www.gibson.co...alNumberSearch/
by the way, thank you very much!!!

#4 User is offline   Steve Reed 

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:20 AM

No problem, glad to help. I've never actually used the Gibson date system myself, as my 2 SG's are new buys. But I had to use the Guitar Dater for my Fender Tele, so that's how I discovered that site. It's worth bookmarking if you need further dates on guitars.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:24 AM

I just read this on the Gibson date finder page:

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Those beginning with "94":
In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, many instruments have a serial number that begins with "94" for the year, with the remaining 6 digits indicating the ranking number.


That would set the date for your guitar to 1994, so all is okay.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:26 AM

It's very clear now! thank you very very much!!!

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

In 1994 Gibson celebrated their 100th anniversary. All the serial numbers began with "94".
It can be pretty confusing since it almost fits the YDDDYRRR serial number scheme, but not quite.

I was buying a used ES-135 a few years ago, and the 94 number had me concerned as well.

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