#1
I just purchased a 1989 Gibson Explorer. Its absolutely brilliant, but could someone help me work out where it was built from the serial number?

Its 02609783.

Thanks.

EDIT:

The first number was a bit faded, its 82609783
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Last edited by Argonaut at Apr 15, 2011,
#2
If it's a gibson, wouldn't it be manufactured in the nashville factory?

Also, Coheed and Cambria is my favorite band ever, and you are officially my favorite UG'er.
#3
Is that the actual serial number check it again this raises some serous concerns. according to gibson .com the the cerial number stamping code is ydddyrrr. Y=year d= day r= ranking destination number. And according to the info you given me this is an 09 which not that big of a deal but gibson switched to a 9 digit system in july 05. Id go demand your money back.
#4
are you sure that first 0 isn't an 8?

that would make sense and date it to 1989, the 0 doesn't - the 0 would make it a 2009 explorer with a missing digit in the serial number..

sometimes the serial numbers are a bit awkward to read.

either way, most gibson solidbodies from 1974 till now have been made in nashville.

EDIT: TS edited - that's solved the mystery about the 8 and the 0.

a check on this site says:

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
September 17th, 1989
Production Number: 283
Rig Winter 2017:

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Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
Last edited by Blompcube at Apr 15, 2011,
#5
Quote by Dio10101
If it's a gibson, wouldn't it be manufactured in the nashville factory?

Also, Coheed and Cambria is my favorite band ever, and you are officially my favorite UG'er.


Theres more than one apparently.

And cool man thanks. Check out my Coheed thread in the 80's, Shred and Progressive section.
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