Gibson dating pots

If the code does not fit the above criteria, don’t force it and skew your dating results.So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.

I read on a Gibson forum that, on seven-digit pot codes, the fourth and fifth numbers represent the date.Stamped on every potentiometer (volume and tone pots) is a six- or seven-digit source code that tells who made the pot, as well as the week and the year.The source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA).I’ll start with trying to date the instrument, but keep in mind that dating and identifying Gibson guitars typically go hand in hand.I get several questions about Gibson serial numbers every day, and my initial answer is always to not expect or rely on the serial number alone to determine the year of manufacture.

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