Dating a 1959 Melody Maker Tone Pot

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  1. lawrev

    lawrev Senior Member

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    Hi All,
    I took my 1959 MM to my trusted guitar tech today and he tells me that the number on the tone pot is:

    345943

    We can't find a number on the volume pot, or it is obscured by solder.

    Going by one of the MLP threads to date vintage Gibson pots, this would appear to be a tone pot made the 43rd week of 1959. The 345 at the beginning, though, is not mentioned as being associated with one of their supplier's names. Thoughts on this? Thanks.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    He couldn't make out one digit, so it must have been the first one, and most likely a 1. This is about as good as it gets. Thanks!
     

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