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Gibson USA 2014 to present – These serial numbers cannot be dated to a specific day of the year.

The new model year typically launches in the fall as the current model year winds down. It is not uncommon for a new model year model to be produced during the previous model year (example – a 2015 model may have been built in late 2014).


The pattern is as follows:


YY is the model year

RRRRRRR is the number in product for the model year (starts at 0000001)

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Can we call this "the nine digit SN standard"? Unless I'm mistaken all the 9 digit serial numbers are like this now, correct?


Yes, YYRRRRRRR standard for Gibson USA (Nashville). . . To be clear: AFAIK Memphis (ES) and Bozeman (acoustics) are still using the 8 digit YDDDYRRR on most guitars.


And here's a shocker: After over two years, Gibson has finally updated their serials info site with the YYRRRRRRR information - it wasn't there a week ago when I made this post - http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/130145-gibson-usa-serial-format-change-for-2014-still-being-used/




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