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This serial number guide will help you to figure it all out.This guide, republished courtesy of Gibson.com, provides information from 1975-present, covering thousands of Gibson instruments.Ranking numbers 500-999 continued to indicate Nashville production through 1989.Since 1989, all Gibson acoustics are built in Bozeman, MT and all Gibson electrics are built in Nashville or Memphis.Reissue model codes: 2= ES-295 3= 1963 ES-335 (block inlays) 4= ES-330 5= ES-345 9 with an “A” prefix = 1959 ES-335 (dot inlays) 9 with a “B” prefix= ES-355 Example: A-38005 is the 5th ’63 ES-335 Reissue produced in 1998.Carved Top models (serial number on orange label) YDDDYRRR YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year RRR indicate the guitar’s place in the sequence of carved tops made that day.

1952-1960 Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V, and Futura reissues (since late 1992): M YRRR or MYRRRR M is the model year being reissued Y is the production year RRR(R) indicates the guitar’s place production for that year.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.Ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 and the electrics may start as low as the 300s.Examples: 70108276 means the instrument was produced on Jan.

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