Traditional Date Stamp Confusion

Classicplayer

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2007
Messages
2,756
Reaction score
1,831
My 2018 Les Paul Traditional has this for a stamped number on headstock rear: 180062259.

Several sites show conflicting information, but as best I can determine, the guitar is a 2018 Nashville production with a ”production # 6225”. I’m not sure that this info. is accurate, but I wanted to find out the month and day of manufacturer....that is, without calling Gibson.

Classicplayer
 

bwillard

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2009
Messages
980
Reaction score
1,211
You could look at the inspection card that came with your guitar. They usually list it on that card.
 

Sinster

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2008
Messages
11,675
Reaction score
8,540
If I recall (someone will correct me if I'm wrong) when Gibson went to this serial numbering. The number following the year is the number of guitars produced. There was a Gibson video explaining this, but I think they have removed it.
 

Classicplayer

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2007
Messages
2,756
Reaction score
1,831
My 2000 Classic is now +19 years old and it’s number read 005465. I thought Gibson's numbering may have been based on Julian dates, but someone please venture a correction if I'm wrong. I was surmising that this number meant the 54th day and guitar number 65 stamped or produced that day in 2000!?

The Traditional Traditional in my post (above) was shipped by the vendor about a week after it came off the assembly line.


Classicplayer
 

Sinster

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2008
Messages
11,675
Reaction score
8,540
My 2000 Classic is now +19 years old and it’s number read 005465. I thought Gibson's numbering may have been based on Julian dates, but someone please venture a correction if I'm wrong. I was surmising that this number meant the 54th day and guitar number 65 stamped or produced that day in 2000!?

The Traditional Traditional in my post (above) was shipped by the vendor about a week after it came off the assembly line.


Classicplayer
From 1977 the Julian date was used up until 2014 through a portion of 2019. Then they went back to the Julian date. There is exception to that as well. Like your classic being the first two numbers are the year. If your s/n; 005465 was using the julian date format, it would have been stamped on the 054 day of 2006.
 


Latest Threads



Top