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I know CS for Custom Shop but I have no clue for the numbers. Here the serial number for my guitar (see my sig):


CS 402845

To my informations, for general Custom Shop production - not reissues or signature models - the numbers decode CS YRRRR (5-digit) or CS YFRRRR (6-digit):

Y = last digit of year, repeats every decade

F = factory site, 0 for Nashville or 5 for Memphis

R = production rank of the year


This would mean that your guitar has been the 2845th instrument made at the Custom Shop in Nashville in 2014. It could have been made in 2004 in theory, but I'm not sure if there have been six-digit CS numbers in 2004. CS guitars made in 1994 have five-digit numbers.

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