Then, having a look at the guitar or photos, if you know what to look for, is also useful. I have a 2014, it still can't decode the serial.Of course, there are those who use pics of real Gibsons to sell fake guitars - the ol' swap-a-roo. Go to the Gibson site, and decipher it yourself, or call them. 1986 Kramer Baretta - American 1990 Gibson Les Paul Standard 2006 Gibson Les Paul Custom - '68 RI 2007 Gibson Les Paul Special - Custom Shop 1960 Double Cut 2013 Gibson SGJ 2013 Ibanez Destroyer 2013 Gibson Les Paul Standard - Premium Plus 2014 Gibson Les Paul Studio Pro 2014 Gibson SG Standard '61 2014 Seagull S6 Original Marshall JMP1H Marshall JCM1H Marshall SL5 Marshall Lead 12 3005 Microstack Egnater Tweaker 15 Yamaha THR-10 Marshall 1960AV 4x12 Mesa Boogie Recto 1x12 I just bought a new Les Paul Standard and would like you to check the serial number for me: 91029466 . I have a 2014, it still can't decode the serial.Looking at the serial number, I assumed it was built in 2001, BUT, the only Gibson serial number system I am familiar with, is the line of Electric Guitars. And funny enough, I cannot get my 250 to match that 200 system...interesting... This number could be a single, double or triple digit number. Some photos of my banjo are located on my BHO homepage Thanks!
In that year, I worked closely with Gibson and Earl Scruggs to bring back the design styles of the early years — a project which was the foundation of the Earl Scruggs model banjos now produced by Gibson.Gibson needs photos and the serial# for a proper ID.Guitar Dater is a just one tool you can use to see if the serial number be valid.I want to verify the year of manufacture, whether it has a 60's neck and the color. Go to the Gibson site, and decipher it yourself, or call them. Necro answer - The Guitar Dater is merely a decoder that works by using known serial number formats and decoding them for you.It's frequently not up to date on serial changes.At some point in 1917, the company began to work on a simple open-back banjo.