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I recently acquired this used lefty Gibson R7 (photos from the original seller) and would like to figure out what year it is without opening it up to look at the pots. Neither the warranty nor the COA include a date. The original case still smells like vanilla. I'm guessing 2008?









Full photo album here.


P.S. I did fix the reversed bridge.

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Looks like 2008. Here's a short excerpt from the Gibson website with their example in bold:



Example: 7 5123 is the 123rd 1957 reissue model produced in 2005.




Edit: well, I tried to post a copy of some of the text from the Gibson site but it comes out in a unreadable format when copied, except for their example.


Edit (again): Although, that SN could also be a 2018 R7 as seen in this link: https://wildwoodguitars.com/product/78472/2018-limited-1957-les-paul-standard-brazilian-rosewood-3/?cat_id=21800

Edited by Black Dog

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