Custom Shop regular production models CSYRRRR CS stands for “Custom Shop” Y indicates the production year RRRR indicates the guitar’s place in the sequence of production Example: CS10845 is the 845th reg. CS Signature Models: The list below is not an exhaustive listing but we have included many of our most popular Signature models.
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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.
Wondering how old your Gibson or Epiphone guitar is?
Maybe you have a Gibson banjo, dobro, or a Goldtone amplifier you’re not sure about.
The 1st digit indicates the year of manufacture for the 4 & 5 digit serial numbers, these were used from 1989-1999.
The 1st and 2nd indicate the year of manufacture for the 6 digit serial numbers which we’ve been using since 2000.
This serial number guide will help you to figure it all out.