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hey all i have a les paul 1960 classic and im just trying to authenticate the serial number. Its strange to me because it only has 6 digits. They are 060907. Would greatly appreciate if someone could verify that this is a real les paul and what the serial numbers breakdown as

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OK from Serial Number here. A picture of the back of the headstock would be good too.

 

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Support/SerialNumberSearch/

 

Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no "MADE IN USA" (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers. There should be a space after the 1st digit with the 4 and 5 digit serial numbers, and no space with the 6 digit numbers.

 

The 1st digit indicates the year of manufacture for the 4 & 5 digit serial numbers, these were used from 1989-1999. The 1st and 2nd indicate the year of manufacture for the 6 digit serial numbers which we've been using since 2000.

 

Examples -

9 xxx = 1989 (4 digit number beginning with "9" used only in 1989)

0 xxxx = 1990

9 xxxx = 1999

00xxxx = 2000

05xxxx = 2005

 

Those beginning with "94":

In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, many instruments have a serial number that begins with "94" for the year, with the remaining 6 digits indicating the ranking number.

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shot of the back of the headstock and it can be confirmed due to the vintage serial number.

 

BTW Gibson require this too

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Thank you so much everyone for the info. The serial number is indeed the ink stamped as described. I just wanted to be sure since i am selling it. I am the second owner so i wasnt sure about it

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