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ES-330 Serial Number

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I just bought an ES-330 (Custom Shop), serial number CS052851. According to your serial number page, the Custom Shop serial number format is CSYRRRR:

CS stands for "Custom Shop"

Y indicates the production year

RRRR indicates the guitar's place in the sequence of production

 

So, going by that format, my serial number has an extra number. Is the Y sometimes YY? Or is my serial number a fake?

 

Thanks

richard

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Don't worry, it's okay. My 330L has the same number of digits, and also starts with 05. Btw, your guitar was made in 2010.

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Really? That's strange. I thought the "05" indicated it was made in 2005...

 

If there's really only 1 digit for year, then how will anyone be able to tell the difference between a guitar made in 2010 and one made in 2020 (both 0)?

 

Or the difference between one made in 2001 and 20011 (both 1)?

 

Richard

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Bought my ES330 around 1975-can't find serial #, don't know where to look on Guitar.  Does not appear to be

anywhere on neck or body.  Anyone know where to look or if there is even a serial # on the older ES330s?

Regards,

Stan C.

sguiscreen@verizon.net

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It should be on back of the headstock. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were no label inside, but it’s gotta be on the headstock....

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To my knowledge Gibson Custom Shop serial numbers are CS Y(year) X(1=Memphis or 2=Nashville) NNNN (order it was produced). 

My guess then is your 330 CS052851 is from 2020, made in Memphis and is the 2851st guitar produced that year. 

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