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ties in with this , from the gibson website ....

 

NOTE - Gibson USA goes to a 9 digit serial number in early July 2005..

The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once we stamp 699, the batch number will change to 1. The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same. The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator.

 

There are always exceptions to these rules, the two listed below are worth noting:

 

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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Thanks' date=' I'll look in to it. Didn't mean to come out swinging........Why is it so hard to get this answer in the first few posts, instead of all the B.S. first?

 

My appologies to all.[/quote']

 

No apology needed. There are two kinds of forum members here--old and cranky and young and cranky. Both groups are a bunch of degenerates if you ask me. Not sure why i hang out here. In fact, I am thinking of leaving to try my luck at becoming a mod over at Geartalk. I hear it is rocking over there.

 

Welcome--I think you will fit in well here.

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No apology needed. There are two kinds of forum members here--old and cranky and young and cranky. Both groups are a bunch of degenerates if you ask me. Not sure why i hang out here. In fact' date=' I am thinking of leaving to try my luck at becoming a mod over at Geartalk. I hear it is rocking over there.

 

Welcome--I think you will fit in well here. [/quote']

 

 

Yeah, Maybe i'll move on when i hit 700 posts too.......

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