#1
Ok, so ive got the jist of how these serial #s work, but there's one part I can't figure out.

My last three digit's on my '04 SG Special w/ faded finish are 699. Now, if i use a serial # calculator thing, it says it was 399th off the line that day in Nashville. But Nashville produces about 40 guitars a day, supposedly. So that number is way out of whack. (also, my guitar was made on April 28th, so 399 cant be its place off the line that year).

I was thinking the '6' is another factory that hasnt been accounted for in that calculator. Does anyone know about this? I remember a friend at work mentioning a Gibson factory over in Nova Scotia or Newfoundland. Seeing as this guitar was purchased here in Canada, perhaps that's it?

Can anyone confirm or clear this up?
#2
that number correlates to the number of guitar that got past quality control/inspection for the day. although the factory may build 40 guitars a day, it may only inspect a big batch every few days/week, as it takes only about 15-20 minutes tops to inspect a guitar.
#3
Ahh, that definitely makes sense. Especially considering I just looked up that Newfoundland thing and it's just the new acoustics being produced there. So then my guitar was 399th that day in Nashville for sure?