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I have a 2008 Gibson Les Paul Trad. According to Gibson the Trad's were first started in 2008, yet I see that someone posted they have a 2007 Trad. Can anyone explain if this is possible?

My S/N is 021180612

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When they first came out back in 2008, there were no T's nor Pro models. Just the Trad and you had the choice of 50's or 60's neck.

I chose the 50's neck. Love it.

Here is the website dedicated to Traditionals. I have a Merlot Trad Pro II with a 60's neck.

 

http://www.gibsontraditional.com/list-of-models/

 

My link

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021180612

 

The was I interpret this is 211th day (7/29) of the year 2008 with an actual serial number of 0612. Format being something like YDDDYNNNN.

 

http://www.guitarinsite.nl/serienummers-gibson_eng.php

 

If you can get a serial number of that guitar claimed to be from 2007, you can see if it falls in line with this scheme as your 2008 does.

You are right about it being born on the 29th or 30th of July depending on Leap Year and it is an 08. The 0612 doesn't mean its the guitars serial number the entire number stamped is the serial number, but the 0612 are codes for what I have no clue, and I think what number guitar was stamped that day of maybe that particular model. I am not sure Gibson even knows they change their serial number system constantly.

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I have a 2008 Gibson Les Paul Trad. According to Gibson the Trad's were first started in 2008, yet I see that someone posted they have a 2007 Trad. Can anyone explain if this is possible?

My S/N is 021180612

Like cars, guitars do not come out Jan. 1st. The 2019's will be released this year and if they are will they not have an '18 serial number even though it is a '19 model?

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I THINK the 0612 in this case is the number of the model built in a particular lineup. Meaning that this 2008 LP Trad was the 612th built on a particular date. I could be wrong, but the way the translator site explained it was this 0612 portion was the "serial number". Yes it confused me as I usually want all the numbers including date and such.

The last four numbers are, the one on the left is the batch number and the next 3 are the rolling production number.

 

http://archive.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/GearAndInstruments/Gibson%20Serial%20Numbers/

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