Year of Serial 03031 Gold Top Deluxe LP

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  1. edoetsch

    edoetsch Junior Member

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    This is the best I can make out of this Goldtop Deluxe. My friend says its about a 1973.

    Any resources or guesses would be appreciated
     
  2. RAG7890

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    May I suggest posting a few................:photos:

    :cheers:
     
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    :photos::photos::photos:
     
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    Yes I can. Are photos the only way to determine? What do you need in the picture? the tuners have been replaced but cannot tell if anything else has?
     
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    Are you sure there isn't another digit to that serial number?
     
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    I was on the site The Guitar Dater Project - Gibson Serial Number Decoder and when I put in the 03031 serial number I got the message:

    Your guitar may have been made prior to 1977, in that case you may need to use the Vintage Panel, simply select all the options that best describe your guitar. If you are still having difficulties please contact the webmaster.
     
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    I looked very closely and did not see another #. I was suspicious that 5 numbers was too few.

    I also checked http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonSERIALNUMBERS.pdf

    and I note that the guitar does have Made In USA on the back which according to this sentence puts the guitar in the 1970's

    In 1970, the words "MADE IN USA" was impressed into the back of instrument headstocks (though a few
    instruments from the 1950s also had MADE IN USA impressed into their headstocks as well)
     

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