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Need help decoding a serial number for a new guitar...

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I just got a new limited edition les paul plus top pro with a S/N that I don't recognize and I'm hoping someone here can help. I tried entering the number into a couple of online guitar dater sites with no luck. So here we go..... The guitar is new from the Guitar Center yesterday with the black "Hand Crafted in China" sticker and it has a gold printed serial number that begins with 12 instead of a letter prefix. The entire S/N is 1202150xxxx I realize that coming from a big box outlet the guitar could easily have laid in the warehouse a year or two....

 

Thanks in advance and if I'm posting this type of request in the wrong section of the forum here, I apoligize for that.

Mark Keesee

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Hi, I´m not the specialist in this.

A good explanation for the serial numbers you´ll find here in the DIY topic just on top of this page.

It shows lots of combinations for serial numbers.

Maybe you could also show a photo of the number and the specialists here can help you.

 

As far as I know, the first numbers is the year and the month. Not all of the serials have a letter in the beginning.

But this is all listed in the DIY.

I´m sure you´ll find your answer there.

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It's definitely a 12 and not a capitol I, leaving me confused as to weather it designates 12 for the year of manufacture, or a 12 that would denote the Unsung China plant which would also account for the Crafted in China sticker... Both of my other les pauls have are E code guitars.... I guess I couldn't get lucky three times... Lol!

 

Keesee

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According to the documentation I've read, that guitar was made in February, 2012 in factory #15 (Quingdao, China). The rest of the number designates what number it was in the production line.

 

My S/N reads out 120720xxxxxx, meaning it was made in July, 2012 in factory #20 (Daewoo or Unsung).

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