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Help please on a 97 Studio

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I bought a 97 LP Studio and it's super heavy (heavier than today's Studios), and it also says "Limited Edition" on the bottom of the headstock. What exactly does this mean? It's a glossy Ebony model with chrome hardware. Very common today, but the heaviness and the Lt. Ed. boggles me. Any help is appreciated.

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Ok the pics are the best I could get them (crappy camera). I included the "logo" from another guitar, at the very bottom

which I got off the net, so that you could see what's on mine (the black one). On mine it's hard to see it since it's painted black like

the body. It changed the tuners to metal grovers, so it came with the plastic greenish. The logo "sticks" out like a branding on

skin sort of speak, but it looks exactly like the red one.

 

The serial number is 92127330

 

You can barely see the "E" by the end of the reflection of the celing fan

000_0130.jpg

 

Hard to see on this one, but the "smudge" is where it says "Limited Edition"

000_0131.jpg

 

Here right where the light hits it is where the logo is

000_0132.jpg

 

And here is what the Limited Edition exactly looks like (this is a sample pic)

headstock-back.jpg

 

Any information as to the weight, value, etc, would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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Guest rogerb

The serial number you provided, 92127330, doesn'[t roll in the Gibson data base. You may want to examine it closer to be sure the digits are correct.

They can be difficult to read sometimes.

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The serial number you provided' date=' 92127330, doesn'[t roll in the Gibson data base. You may want to examine it closer to be sure the digits are correct.

They can be difficult to read sometimes.[/quote']

 

They are hard to read, but I come up with the same #'s. I asked someone else and that's what they got. The only

thing that is debatable is the last "3, which could be an 8.

 

Let's try 92127380. I bought this guitar at Brooks Mays in Texas in 2000 (year to the best of my recollection).

 

Thanks

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Well, here's a past post:

 

http://forums.gibson.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=11842

 

http://guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx

 

The pattern is as follows:

YDDDYRRR

YY is the production year

DDD is the day of the year

RRR is the factory ranking/plant designation number.

Prior to 1984 when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production. Ranking numbers 500-999 continued to indicate Nashville production through 1989.

 

Since 1989, all Gibson acoustics are built in Bozeman, MT and all Gibson electrics are built in Nashville or Memphis. Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s.

 

Examples: 70108276 means the instrument was produced on Jan. 10, 1978, in Kalamazoo and was the 276th instrument stamped that day.

 

82765501 means the instrument was produced on Oct. 3, 1985, in Nashville and was the 1st instrument stamped that day.

 

Acording to this, 92127330:

Guitar Info

Your guitar was made at the

Nashville Plant, TN, USA

July 31st, 1997

Production Number: 30

 

Is this right?

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Guest BentonC

That is consistent with a 1997 Les Paul Studio in Ebony finish with chrome hardware. I'm stumped on the limited edition stamp as well. There isn't any detail in our records or on the instrument that appears to differentiate it from a standard production model...

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Ok, maye it was given the wrong neck.... It's the only thing I can think of...

 

Thanks Gibson guys!!!! I appreciate it.

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