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Randwulf83

Les Paul serial no. beginning in 21?

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Hi:

I'm contemplating pulling the trigger on a lefty 60s Gibson Les Paul Standard. Problem is, I have a concern about the serial number: 217800012. See attached image.

My understanding - which I admit is limited - is that the first two numbers equal the year. But 2021? That hasn't begun yet.

Any chance someone could shed light on it? I want to make sure I'm not getting a knockoff and am trying to be as careful as possible.

Thanks!

Randwulf83

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Actually, the first and fifth digit are the year second third and fourth are the day f the year it was made. That is a 2020. For a short time from 2015-the beginning of 2019 they switched to the first and second, but when the new line came out in the middle of 2019 Gibson went back the the old format of 1st and 5th.

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