2019 vs 2020 Serial numbers

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Anyone know where the 2019 serial numbers end and the 2020 serial numbers begin? I'm seeing a lot of new guitars for sale with serials that begin "133" or "134"....then others that begin "20" ?? Help understanding appreciated.
 

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Serial numbers starting with 133x or 134x would designate a late 2019 build. Serials starting with 200x would designate early 2020.
 

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Anyone know where the 2019 serial numbers end and the 2020 serial numbers begin? I'm seeing a lot of new guitars for sale with serials that begin "133" or "134"....then others that begin "20" ?? Help understanding appreciated.

Yup,... I bet the numbers you see are 133x9and 134x9 this indicates 33x or 34x Day of 2019.... of 365 days of the year. The 1 and 9 indicate the year.

To answer your question.... after 13659 (December 31st 2019) it becomes 20010 which is January 1st of 2020.

Of course this being a leap year,... by the end of this year the turnover number will be 23660 then January 1st of 2021 will be 20011.

That is if Gibson keeps the current format.
 
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My Junior has a serial starting with 20200....... and has an inspection date of January 28, 2020. From the discussion above it seems clear that it is an early 2020 build.
 

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My Junior has a serial starting with 20200....... and has an inspection date of January 28, 2020. From the discussion above it seems clear that it is an early 2020 build.

Yup,.. the neck was serial numbered on the 20th day of 2020.... and inspected on the 28th day of 2020..... 8 days .... that’s quick.
 

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YDDDYBPPP

Y=YEAR e.g. 19 for 2019, 20 for 2020
D=DAY e.g. 125 for May 5th
B=BATCH NUMBER, 0 or 1
P=PRODUCTION NUMBER 001-699

From Gibson website:
The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once we stamp 699, the batch number will change to 1. The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same. The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator.

112590221=2019, May 5th, First Batch 0, Production Number 221 of that day.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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Thanks, guys! Mine is the first batch (0), production number 58.

I knew the numbering for the Custom Shop models, but not the USA models till now.
 

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Does anyone know how to decipher the model numbers? I'm trying to buy a gibson that has the model # LPVA19JJB3 and I cant find it anywhere. Please help!
 

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Does anyone know how to decipher the model numbers? I'm trying to buy a gibson that has the model # LPVA19JJB3 and I cant find it anywhere. Please help!
Where are you getting that model number? That does not seem like a typical Gibson number. If you are buying it new it might be the merchants stock number.
 

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BTW, How many forums did you post this question on? They only mention for that model number on Google is from you.
 

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