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This new system had the numbers pressed into the wood.

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An ink stamp on the back of the headstock which included either 5 or 6 digits.

The first digit is the year and the other numbers are production numbers.

11-Digit Serial Numbers January 2000 - October 2009, the serial number expanded from 9 to 11 digits to accommodate the four-digit year designation.

Other than the first four digits noting the year, it's decoded the same as the 9-digit serial numbers.

Gibson introduced the current system of serialization in 1977 and continues with it today.

The pattern is as follows: is the production year is the day of the year is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.

See the explanation below: 1107064001 First digit indicates where it was made.

(1 = El Cajon, California, USA; 2 = Tecate, Baja California, Mexico) 1107064001 2nd & 7th digits indicate the two-digit year - '14 (2014) 1107064001 3rd & 4th digits indicate the two-digit month - 07 (July) 1107064001 5th & 6th digits indicate the day - 06 (the 6th) 1107064001 Last three numbers indicate the guitar's position in that day's production sequence.

Since all the instruments using this serial number pattern were acoustic or semi-hollow the labels were located inside the instrument body.

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