Les paul custom dating
IMPORTANT: This section is not intended to be a definitive guide for identifying your guitar.For speed's sake, I have ignored a few variations of serial numbers for this guide only.Southpawjam: The serial number "07038305" indicates; the first digit is the last digit of the two digits for the year of manufacture = 2000 and the third and fourth digits are the week it was manufactured 03 = 3rd week of January. Per your on-line data base dating this guitar was made in Korea in March of 2007 with a Production Number of 8305. Hope this helps, kcbuck My method for the serial number decoding was per the Blue Book of Electric Guitars....When you hear the blanket term "1968 Les Paul" in guitar nerd conversation, it generally refers to this era even though a good bit of these guitars were made in 1969.This is the era that Gibson chose to base their "1968 Les Paul Custom Reissues" on.😧 By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.      The serial numbers of LSLPs have been a source for confusion and ire for decades.
The guide will even link you to the specific portions of this site that relate to your guitar.      Gibson reused serial numbers from the LSLP period in about 1975 or so.