Dating an R9 from a serial number

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  1. VMaxer50

    VMaxer50 Junior Member

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

    LP 59 Reissue

    Serial number: 921197

    Many Thanks in advance for your help
     
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    RUFFCUT Senior Member

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    2002 or 2012. Pics would help...
     
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    Sct13 Premium Member

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    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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    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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    goldtop0 Senior Member

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

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