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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dating an R9 from a serial number

Could some please tell me when the following guitar was made:

LP 59 Reissue

Serial number: 921197

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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dating an R9 from a serial number

2002 or 2012. Pics would help...
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Re: Dating an R9 from a serial number

Remember that 2002 was a short year for R9's...I don't remember how many but its not over 1000.

That is most likely a 2012, Whats the COA look like, and which case did it come with?

Pics MAN Pics!!!!

the breakdown is 9 (R9) 2 is the last year of that decade. 2002 2012; 1197 The number of R9's produced. If the COA is a Black or Brown colored book (leatherette) then its a 2012, possibly a brown style lifton case. the switched COA's in 08 or so....
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Re: Dating an R9 from a serial number

wait......2001 was the short year of 500....look at the COA if you have it. Also check this

Historic Changes '93-'07

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Re: Dating an R9 from a serial number

2012

2002 was a short year..SCT is correct..only around 600 made that year..2003 saw BRW until May.

OP 1197 would put manufacture date in late July/August I would guestimate for a 2012. Its the 1197th of that run..and I am pretty sure around 1600 R9s were made last year..in line with R8 production numbers.

Pics will confirm..but based on serial..if its from gibson..its a 2012.
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Re: Dating an R9 from a serial number

It's good that you guys are up to speed with the production numbers.
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