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Gibson Grabber dating (serial number earlier than production years)


mjohnstewart

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I recently purchased a Gibson Grabber on ebay, and the serial number on the headstock is 6 digits, beginning with a 9. This would be a '71-'72 production serial number. I've read that Grabbers went into production in late '73. Were they commonly producing necks in '72 for the Grabber, or would this be an exceptionally early model? Thanks.

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It doesn't seem to be that simple, serial numbers from that period weren't consistent. Have you looked at the pot codes (137YYWW where YY is the year and WW is the week number)? That would at least give you an earliest date. There's a Grabber here with a 900000 code and that's described as a '75.

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