- Jun 7, 2018
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Would you happen to still have a way to find the ebay sellers information? This is off, looks like they should explain a few things..
Even with refinishing done to the neck? OP should run that serial number by the folks at Gibson to see what guitar it’s associated with.The guitar has 9 numbers which is correct for this era.
“2005-Current- Gibson USA goes to a 9 digit serial number in early July 2005.
The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day,
and once 699 is stamped, 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 from the 1977-2005 is the addition of this batch indicator.
YY is the production year
DDD is the day of the year
B is the batch number
PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank. “
Also it has already been stated that the traditional PRO has a flat finish on the back .
So someone taped it and buffed the neck .
Not impossible for Gibson to hand stamp a guitar with number punches .
“I’ll do this one by hand watch this “
Or something else was going on that day.
If someone had sanded it then the headstock would be noticeably thinner .
Of coarse a UV light would debunk this theory as well .
As far as value it is a real Gibson LP Traditional PRO with serial numbers and it is worth just as much as any other IMO .
What refinishing ?Even with refinishing done to the neck? OP should run that serial number by the folks at Gibson to see what guitar it’s associated with.
A faked serial number means stolen property, dont think it's a question that the guitar is authentic, its a question of why the back of the headstock and serial number appear tampered with smart oneAlways some conspiracy!
Fake , Sanded Down , Stolen , Altered , Insurance Fraud , Refinished and the guitar has even been claimed to be devalued LOL !!!
You guys / gals don’t think Gibson is capable of stamping a guitar unevenly using the SAME size numbers as the date stamp ????????
Someone already posted an unevenly stamped Traditional headstock .
REAL Gibson’s are PERFECTLY made
with perfect serial numbers LOL ! Right ...
This guitar couldn’t get more real if it tried . Look at the OP’s pictures . I can tell that it’s real just by looking at the nibs and the nut and the solder job and the markings in the control cavity .
The push/pull pots are CTS, they didn't have the plate, and the pots are full size.And wouldn't a 2010 have a shielding plate on which the knobs would be mounted?
And bigger pots or Gibson labeled pots?