The first digit of this style serial number indicates the last digit of the year it was manufactured. For example, this Les Pauls serial number is 7_6227 so it was made in 1957. This is how to date a Gibson Les Paul from the 1950s.
How do you find the date on a Gibson guitar?
These serial numbers are preceded by 2 digits. 99 = 1975, 00 = 1976 and 06 = 1977. Gibsons most sustainable numbering system was launched in 1977, an eight-digit number. The first and fifth digits represented the year of manufacture.
How do you authenticate a Gibson Les Paul?
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