The pot codes (provided they are original parts) is the most accurate way of dating there are other clues, if the neck is made of maple, it is post 75, 1981 bc rich usa bich-6 1985 bc rich nj st-iii (neck-thru) 1998 fender stratocaster (1998 fender srv neck, emg dg-20 pick-ups) 2003 gibson les paul smart wood 2007 gibson les paul. In 1977, gibson first introduced the serialization method that is in practice today this updated system utilizes an impressed eight digit numbering scheme that covers both serializing and dating functions. Cts potentiometers pots and accessories available online from allparts - the leading distributor of guitar parts, bass guitar parts, and amp parts. An original: potentiometer sides or manufacturer code charts will help you dating gibson guitars can anyone give us are related to date dating sites on iphone check the keys to decipher the oldest dating code contained information regarding the second 1969 gibson pot codes 2. The combination of bound neck with dots, p-90's, batwing places it between 1966-1968 1969 had missing dot over the i on logo check the pot codes, if original can possibly narrow it down.
Did gibson use centralab linear taper 500k pots at all from 1958 to 1963 or did they use audio taper pots exclusively i bought the wiring harness (with 500k volume pot, 250k tone pot, switchcraft jack and black beauty cap) that is supposedly from a '63 sg jr. Re: dating a les paul custom from 1970-72 i know this is an ancient thread, but does anyone have a clear-cut method for reading 70-75 pot codes this is the best answer i found on the forum through searching, but if there's a better one please point me to it. The dating this pot codes are cts stackpole pots were from cornell dubillier 04 is the last digit dates code for fender 250k the late 1970s this pot on the 7th week of 1958 this pot codes rubber stamped on stackpole and right are you the pots on the date older cts stackpole clarostat. So, to review, the only features that tell us it’s a 59 are the knobs, the tuners and the pot codes an early 60 will have those knobs and those tuners gibson didn’t have “model years” like a car.
Om guitar plan modeled after a 1933 martin om-28, our om design is the perfect build for the technical player. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a fender is the highly modular nature of the designs like henry ford, part of leo fender's genius was in optimizing the company's production efficiency i will also mention briefly pot-codes as a resource (numbers on the internal potentiometers of the guitar) like the us serial. Dating it by the pot codes is probably the best you can do gibson bought relatively small batches during this period and the pot codes are usually within a few months of when the guitar shipped my '75 custom has august pot codes the guitar was shipped in october. Dating valco instruments the most effective way to date a valco guitar or amp is by its serial number from the ‘40s until 1964, the serial could be found stamped into a small metal plate that was tacked onto the back of the headstock or the back of the cabinet.
Matchcom, the leading online dating resource for singles search through thousands of personals and photos go ahead, it's free to look. Speaker codes and what they mean the picture is a section of the basket rim of a speaker the 6 digit code indicates what manufacturer made the speaker and when it was made. Dating gibson guitars by reference of serial numbers gibson has used various methods of numbering from 1900, so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture from 1902 to 1976, gibson instruments have a serial number or a fon (factory order number) or both. Gibson has also used various types of bridges on les pauls through the years below are the original periods of use for the main types wrap-under – this was a combination unit fitted with two long rod “anchors,” featured on the very first gold-tops 1952 to 1953. 'pot codes' help identify and date gibson guitars and some fender amps where the serial numbers can fail you gibson records were destroyed and/or lost during one period, hence there are some doubled ser #'s.
The gibson les paul and sg standards are classic models that share a common heritage, as well as most of their essential ingredients but they also have their differences, and while one can often sub for the other, each has its distinct personality. This is pristine 500k centralab audio pot it is a solid shaft so requires a appropriate knob it will not work with knobs designed for a split shaft shaft has been trimmed to appropriate length. Pot codes: mmmyyww example: 1377818 - in 1977 found on the side of the pots, moved to the bottom (and unfortunately sometimes covered with solder) in 1978 the first three digits refer to the manufacturer, cts. Gibson solid body serial numbers gibson serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock years 1953-1961 use the first number of the 5 or 6 digit serial number for example 55395 = 1955 920874 = 1959.
Gibson guitar potentiometer database find pots by guitar, or correct guitar model by partnumber this gibson pot database contains part numbers with respective models for all gibsons from the early 1960s until the early 1980s as described in the various replacement parts lists distributed by gibson. Gretsch guitars understanding gretsch guitar serial numbers gretsch used several different serial number schemes through the years each of them can be used to accurately pinpoint the age of a guitar, if you have the correct information. And also, there isn't anything that says one didn't fail and get replaced, and if replaced, date codes are more meaningless because a pot could sit for a long time before being used in a shop so, like a guy could replace a pot in 1980 with a 1975 pot pretty commonly. Norlin id / 1976 gibson serial numbers discussion in 'norlin years' started by keeff, jul 4 this seems to be evidenced eg by pot codes and by production dates stamped in the electronics cavity of some guitars (dating to week 46, 1976) 00128379 lp custom 1377627 pots (dating to week 27, 1976) 00128881 lp custom 1377542 pots (dating to.