Dating your gibson
NOTE: This number includes all models for a particular reissue year – so, for example, a 1958 Reissue serial number may include ’58 Reissue LP Standard and ’58 Explorer production.
Example: 7 5123 is the 123rd 1957 reissue model produced in 2005.
030084 is the 8th 1964 Firebird III reissue produced in 2003.
The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same.1961-1969 Firebird, Les Paul, and SG reissues (since 1997): YYRRRM Y is the production year RRR(R) indicates the guitar’s place in production for that year.M is the model being reissued Reissue model codes: 1= SG Custom and Special 2= SG Standard 3= 1963 Firebird 1 4= 1964 Firebird III 5= 1965 Firebird V & VII 8= 1968 Les Paul Custom Examples: 050102 is the 10th SG Standard reissue produced in 2005.This serial number guide will help you to figure it all out.This guide, republished courtesy of Gibson.com, provides information from 1975-present, covering thousands of Gibson instruments.