The only difference is the addition of this batch indicator.
Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no “MADE IN USA” (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls).
Exceptions: Some high-end models and lap steels from 1939-1940 have been added the letter A, to the prefixes D, E or F.
The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.
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This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers.There should be a space after the 1st digit with the 4 and 5 digit serial numbers, and no space with the 6 digit numbers.This Article is designed to assist in dating and/or identifying instruments manufactured or distributed by Gibson Guitar Corp.Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present.The pattern is as follows: YDDDYPPP YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.