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#1 User is offline   shadowster 

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

can somebody break dow this serial number for me year ect ect

01958055

cheers

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

View Postshadowster, on 09 April 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

can somebody break dow this serial number for me year ect ect

01958055

cheers



Guitar # 55, (055), produced on July 13, (195-was a leap year), in 2008.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostDanvillRob, on 09 April 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

Guitar # 55, (055), produced on July 13, (195-was a leap year), in 2008.



cheers for that, for some reason i thought it was a 2009

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

View Postshadowster, on 09 April 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

cheers for that, for some reason i thought it was a 2009





Y DDD Y MMM
0 1 9 5 8 0 5 5


YY=2008

DDD=195th day of year, (July 13)

MMM=Production # for that day


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

View PostDanvillRob, on 09 April 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

Y DDD Y MMM
0 1 9 5 8 0 5 5


YY=2008

DDD=195th day of year, (July 13)

MMM=Production # for that day


What a confusing system

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

View Postpfox14, on 10 April 2012 - 12:52 PM, said:

What a confusing system


On purpose too.
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Guitars = Chick Magnet
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You do the math.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Not really that bad of a system compared to some I have had to comply to in manufacturing.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

I thought Gibson went to the 9-digit format in 2005?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

I worked for a major equipment manufacturer. It's serial number system consisted of a number, letter, number, assigned by corporate, followed by sequential numbers. The corporate assigned prefix indicated, in code, the model.

The number for one of our models contained a 6 and a 9.

A sister factory in China had a similar model number with a 9 and 6. They got a year's worth of production backwards, thereby duplicating our prefix. They had a @#(* load to fix. I figured the serial number stamping guy on the assembly line got his yin confused with his yang.
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"... and Bob's your uncle," --- TWilson
"The closer you get to civilization, the less civilized humans become" --- me again.
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that the Ark was built by a lone amateur and the Titanic by a staff of highly educated, highly trained engineers." ... Jimmy John's.

Guitars = Chick Magnet
Guitar Hero = Guy Magnet
You do the math.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

View PostTommyK, on 11 April 2012 - 12:05 PM, said:

I worked for a major equipment manufacturer. It's serial number system consisted of a number, letter, number, assigned by corporate, followed by sequential numbers. The corporate assigned prefix indicated, in code, the model.

The number for one of our models contained a 6 and a 9.

A sister factory in China had a similar model number with a 9 and 6. They got a year's worth of production backwards, thereby duplicating our prefix. They had a @#(* load to fix. I figured the serial number stamping guy on the assembly line got his yin confused with his yang.


We deal with new vehicles...and we assign VIN, (Vehicle Identification Number)....if you ever want to spend an afternoon doing some calculations....try this forumla:

1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured.
For example: U.S.A.(1or 4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)

2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler©, Dodge(B),
Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).

3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.

4th to 8th characters- VDS - Vehicle Descriptor Section. These 5 characters occupy positions 4 through 8 of the VIN and may be used by the manufacturer to identify attributes of the vehicle. Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

9th Character - The check digit "character or digit 9" in the sequence of a vehicle identification number (VIN) built beginning with model year 1981 (when the 17 character digit format was established) can best be described as identifying the VIN accuracy.

A check digit shall be part of each vin (since 1981) and shall appear in position
nine (9) of the VIN on the vehicle and on any transfer documents containing
the vin prepared by the manufacturer to be given to the first owner for purposes
other than resale. Thus, the vins of any two vehicles manufactured within a 30
year period shall not be identical. The check digit means a single number or letter
"x" used to verify the accuracy of the transcription of the vehicle identification
number.

After all other characters in the VIN have been determined by the manufacturer
the check digit is calculated by carrying out a mathematical computation
specified. This is based on vin position, sample vin, assigned value code,
weight factor and multiply assigned value times weight factors. The values are added and the total is divided by 11. The remainder is the check digit number.
The correct numeric remainder - zero through nine (0-9) will appear.
However, if the remainder is 10 the letter "X" is used to designate the check
digit value/number.


10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994®, 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)

11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.

12th to 17th characters- VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section. The last 8 characters of the VIN are used for the identification a of specific vehicle. The last four characters shall always be numeric. Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturers assembly line.




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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

View PostWork in Progress, on 10 April 2012 - 01:42 PM, said:

I thought Gibson went to the 9-digit format in 2005?

Just Gibson USA, not Gibson acoustic.

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