- Apr 23, 2002
Mat, thanks for the update. I called Gibson yesterday to check my serial number. It appears that sometime in 2019 Gibson went back to the First / Fifth digits designating the year as well as the second, third and fourth digits show day / date the guitar was made. Hope you can get the pickguard issue changed. Thanks again!I have wondered this myself --- so good question! I have to believe it was originally a conscious choice aimed at eliminating any potential sharp edges. But now it's something I'm going to push back on and question. Thanks for the prompt!