deytookerjaabs Member. Specimens built before 1902 had a star inlay or crescent in place of a logo. This Module has been updated to work with the newer serial number formats. http://burstserial.com/site/serial-log.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChObi...ature=youtu.be, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkXbm_pA5U, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyHg...ature=youtu.be, Miscellaneous Music Related Items For Sale / Trade, If this is your first visit, be sure to Dial pointers not a sharp. This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow. Under the part about serial numbers it says the highest numbers for 1959 are 932000s. Vintage numbers from 1932 to 1970 are supported. There are always exceptions to these rules, the two listed below are worth noting: Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no "MADE IN USA" (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). Maybe the person or persons who wrote that book could them be contacted to as who had them at that time. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. FF= Factory I.D. When asked to describe the guitar, they answer, âItâs a â¦ Imagine answering the telephone and the person on the other end says, âWe have an old guitar we would like to sell.â. Since the value of a Gibson Les Paul differs widely between 1970 and 1975, it â¦ Les Paul Classic 1989-2014: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no "MADE IN USA" (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). The Gibson serial number decoder Date a Gibson guitar by serial number From 1977 to 2013 Gibson have used an 8 digit serial number on all of their guitars. â¦ Eight-digit Les Paul serial numbers follow a "YDDDYPPP" scheme where "YY" is the production year, "DDD" is the day of the year, and "PPP" is the instrument rank and/or plant designation. Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no âMADE IN USAâ (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). vBulletin_init(); I still say 9 3012 is a mistake for 9 2012. //-->, Since this is the Vintage Les Paul section I looked it up on burstserial.com. THE GUITAR IN THIS VIDEO HAS SOLD! This can be easily decoded to show the exact day that the guitar was manufactured along with the location of the Gibson factory. example 8 0120 could be 1988 Prehistoric, 1998 Classic, 2010 R8 â¦ I can see how it can be mistaken for a 3 but it is most definitely a 2. Messages 2,062. 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar, also known simply as a Burst.