I just got a second hand Gibson Thunderbird and was curious about the serial number - the problem is that it's a white one and the paint completely covers it - I can only make the first 3 numbers for sure:
024 - next one seems to be a 9, but after that it's pretty much impossible to read.
I have tried to check how to read Gibson serial numbers online but cannot understand anything for the life of me, so I was wondering if there was someone who could make sense of at least these first 3 numbers?
The bass was bought new in 2011, but I also cannot find when Gibson was producing the alpine white Tbirds to try and point a probable year of production (could be a 2011, but maybe it was produced in 2010 / 2009/ ...).
If anyone can help, thanks!