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LP junior 58 Reissue

Haaakon

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axeman565758

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that is correct, based on the serial number.
the serial number breakdown would be:
8 - the reissue model year in this case 1958
8 - the calender year the guitar was made by Gibson Custom....could be either a 2008 or 2018 ( or for some models a 1998. specs/colors usually distinguish between the years)
the next digits would be the consecutive build number, for example 8 8250 would be the 250th guitar built
 

Haaakon

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that is correct, based on the serial number.
the serial number breakdown would be:
8 - the reissue model year in this case 1958
8 - the calender year the guitar was made by Gibson Custom....could be either a 2008 or 2018 ( or for some models a 1998. specs/colors usually distinguish between the years)
the next digits would be the consecutive build number, for example 8 8250 would be the 250th guitar built
Thank You for the awnser! I edited my original post after i actually got a respons from gibson. i sent them an email a while back, But was getting unpatient.

Gibson actually comfirmed the SN as a costum shop junior DC from 2009 In their registry
 

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Thank You for the awnser! I edited my original post after i actually got a respons from gibson. i sent them an email a while back, But was getting unpatient.

Gibson actually comfirmed the SN as a costum shop junior DC from 2009 In their registry
2009? did I read the numbers wrong? It looked like 8 8XXX
But glad you got your answer
 

Haaakon

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No, its an 8, But it was still registered In 2009 In their registry. I have no idea, But Maybe it was a very late Production In 2008 and was somehow transfered to 2009? Its 8 87xx so Maybe the 700’s was late 2008(?)
 

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But Maybe it was a very late Production In 2008 and was somehow transfered to 2009? Its 8 87xx so Maybe the 700’s was late 2008(?)
I don't know what the original question was, since you deleted the first post, but serial numbers are not unique to each model but rather the year being reissued. 8 8 would have been used for all 1958 reissues made in 2008, so Les Paul Standards, Juniors, maybe Vs, and there were probably around 3,000 58s made in 2008, so yours being in the 700s would have placed it closer to Q1 or Q2 of 2008.
 

Haaakon

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Actually got comfirmation from Gibson that this guitar is originally black and an explenation of the serial number dating:

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Hello Haakon,

Thank you for your inquiry. The serial number you've given us would appear to be consistent with an instrument which was stamped in 2008 and shipped in 2009, which in turn would've created an invoice from 2009. The color code in the SKU# is listed as "EB" which is Ebony. I.E. = black. Hope that helps.


Best Regards,
Gibson Brands, Inc.
Terry
Customer Service
Gibson Brands,
 

Haaakon

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Finally took some better photos of the junior.

Anyone have an idea of How many other factory black 58 RI juniors there are? I have seen aged 60 RI’s for sale, But not any 58’s.

Thinking about getting this restored and to have the neck refinished in black as a previous owner sanded it.
 
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