Anomaly in 2016 (or 2013) Les Paul Standard serial number. Opinions?

jm55

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I was looking at pictures of what is supposed to be a 2016 Les Paul for sale locally. It is stamped Made in USA 2016 model, but the nine digit serial number starts with one and the fifth number is a 3, which would seem to correspond to 2013. I thought all modern Gibson's were serial numbered such that the first and fifth number represent the year. Any thoughts?
 

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That’s not an anomaly. 2016 serial number should start with 16. The rest are just production numbers (e.g., 16XXXXXXX).
 

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The serial number does indeed start with 16. Thanks. When did Gibson stop using the first and fifth digit for the year?
 

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The serial number does indeed start with 16. Thanks. When did Gibson stop using the first and fifth digit for the year?
2014............. the serial number starts with a 14
 




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