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ES 330 Serial number info

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Hi,

 

I need help finding information about this guitar. It is an ES 330 Historic Sunburst finish the serial number is 52119. I couldn’t find any information about this type of serial number. Can somebody tell me what the numbers stand for?

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According to the Gibson serial site, that's a ES-345 serial - http://www.gibson.com/Support/Serial-Number-Search.aspx

 

Historic ES MODELS (since 1995):

{A or B}-MYRRR

M is the model year being reissued

Y is the production year

RRR indicates the guitar's place in the sequence of Historic ES production for that year.

Reissue model codes:

2= ES-295

3= 1963 ES-335 (block inlays)

4= ES-330

5= ES-345

9 with an "A" prefix = 1959 ES-335 (dot inlays)

9 with a "B" prefix= ES-355

 

 

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Beautiful 330.

 

Welp, it's just like Gibson to not be consistent - whether it's changes in the formula or bad/incomplete info on the web site.

 

 

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I inherited what I believe to be a 1959 Gibson ES 330 TD. It has the P90 pickups and a 2532  stamped on the back of the head stock. Trying to verify year, make and value. It is a one owner in excellent shape with the sunburst color and wide neck connecting at the 16th fret. Has the Bigsby vibrato added.

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2532 stamped on the back of the headstock likely indicates 1961.  A 1959 example would not have a serial number stamped on the headstock, but rather a Factory Order Number stamped inside the body.  More info here:  http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson.html#serial

If you can, please post some photos.

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