Gibson BB-King Lucille

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  1. Edgrim

    Edgrim Member

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    Hello guys!

    Do you know when Gibson started using a richlite in BB-King Lucille? I couldn't find any information?

    Do you know how can I decode serial number? It's starts: 0115.... It should be 2005 but I am not sure.
     
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    Don't know about the Richlite, but I think you're missing a digit in the s/n for the date (need the next digit):
    0115X = 115 day of 200X.
     
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    I dont think Gibson started using richlite until late 2011 to 2012. I think the first guitar to show up with it was the Midtown Custom.
     
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    my two '11 midtown standards had it... can't remember about the customs (didn't have them long enough to care)
     
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    This thread needs pitchers.....

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    It should start with 01155 to be a 2005 is what wmachne is saying, not sure if 0115x was clear.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys! Yep it starts 01155.
     
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    You still don't understand. You need to tell us what the next digit is to be able to tell what the year is. You can't tell what year from 01155.
    Quite frankly, I don't know the paranoia with giving out full serial numbers. Before any starts in with their conspiracy theories, I've already heard them. BL is that there is nothing anyone can do with it that they can't do otherwise.
     
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    That next X is 5. You asked him for that number, now you are saying its not enough. Maybe its you that dont understand?
     
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    Right you are, no need for the sarcasm. I'm the one that correctly brought that up to begin with, right? I just missed that he added the missing 5.

    Yes, 01155 is 2005.
     

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