No year stamp

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  1. Colnago

    Colnago New Member

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    My new SG Standard doesn’t have the “2017 model” stamp under the “made in USA” stamp. Is this a new thing that Gibson is doing? Just curious.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Does the serial number have 9 digits? First and second should be "17". Does the "1" have a serif?
     
  3. Colnago

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    Yes, 9 digits and the “1” has a serif. It starts with “18” even though it’s a 2017 model. My other newer Gibson’s also say “2017 model” or “2018 model” or “2012 mode” and “2010 model” under the made in the USA stamp. Only my 2006 Les Paul Standard has nothing as does this SG.
     
  4. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    The “Year Model” stamps started circa 2008. I find it odd that recently others have reported that the year from the serial number does not match the “Year Model” stamp.

    I realize the year never means the date the build was completed since the serial numbers are stamped before the guitars are painted, but you would think they could have the two stamps coincide with the same year.
     
  5. Colnago

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    Mine doesn’t even have the model year stamp...
     
  6. 67King

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    Mine (also a Pelham Blue 2017) also lacks the MY 2017 designation (but the SN does start with 17). My 13 DOES have it.
     
  7. gball

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    Is it an exclusive/limited run model? They often (maybe always) leave the year stamp off of those.
     
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    It’s a Pelham Blue SG, not sure if it’s a limited run or not.
     
  9. 67King

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    I believe the Pelham Blue ones were made for Zzounds/American Music Supply (same company). So it may fall into that category
     
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  10. Colnago

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    Yup, got it from Zzounds. Maybe it is a limited thing. All I know is that it’s frickin’ rad.
     
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    Yup, that an exclusive - I have the same guitar, and no year stamp on mine either.
     
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    I know the Gary Clark SGs don't have it stamped either. Curious, will check the Alpine White when I get home.
     
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