Also, Gibson, as we all know, is one of the greatest manufactors of guitars, and having the status of one of the most desirable guitar brands ever has some disavantages, too: conterfeit Gibsons have been sold for many decades now, and many players sometimes don't even realise they've been fooled. This Article is designed to assist in dating and/or identifying instruments manufactured or distributed by Gibson Guitar Corp.Knowing how to identify correct serial numbers still remains one of the best and most effective ways to date your Gibson, and at the same time confirm its authenticity. Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present.The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue relies on the ingredients that made the Les Paul a classic in the first place, but puts them…

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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).

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Many players don't, and sometimes (unless you bought it from new) it can be hard to tell.

The sixth number is now a batch number- batch 0 starts at the beginning of the day, and once we stamp 699, the batch number will change to 1.

The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same.For many guitarists there's none better than a '58 Les Paul guitar, with a legendary sustain, power and feel.This reissue puts all the finest features and attention to detail in the hands of modern guitarists.Not looking to mess with tradition the Gibson 1958 Les Paul Plaintop gives you a huge, raw sound from the birth of rock and roll right up to modern rock, country and blues.Part of a limited run so every one is unique and just waiting to find the right guitarist.The 1st digit indicates the year of manufacture for the 4 & 5 digit serial numbers, these were used from 1989-1999.