The year in which the Les Paul guitar was manufactured will determine how you will read the serial number on the guitar itself.
I checked Gibson site, but there's just details of what all the numbers mean - couldn't see a form for submitting or anything.
Another forum seemed to have a guy replying to peoples queeries, but it was a few years old that thread. There are no forms, you will have to either decipher or contact them.
Gibson Solid Body Serial Numbers Gibson Serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock Years 1953-1961 Use the first number of the 5 or 6 digit serial number.
For example 55395 = 1955 920874 = 1959 1977 Forward - finally a standard serial number was used.
В 1974 году в честь 20-летнего юбилея с начала выпуска версии Custom фабрикой Gibson Kalamazoo была анонсирована серия гитар Les Paul Custom 20th Anniversary, имеющих именной маркер на 15 ладу.
Поскольку начиная со следующего года материал грифа у всех Les Paul был заменён на клён, юбилейный 20th Anniversary представляет собой своеобразный рубеж между двумя эпохами.Kalamazoo used numbers 000-499, Nashville used 500-999.So, your guitar was made on the 23rd February 1978 at the Nashville plant and was the 2nd guitar to be stamped that day. have recntlypurchased a 60's era gibson solidboy called sonex 180 ( if source can be trusted ) wanted to get a ballpark on the value and exact yearserial number is 83510617 and was made in usa ... please help : HOW CAN YOU TELL THE AGE OF A VINTAGE GIBSON BY THE SERIAL NUMBER????My son has a studio Les Paul, serial number 93050303.I know these numbers are different for the studio Les Paul and wondered if anyone knew if there is a list of these serial numbers. : HOW CAN YOU TELL THE AGE OF A VINTAGE GIBSON BY THE SERIAL NUMBER???? I could be wrong..Anyway, you could check out but need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. I have in possesion a parlour Gibson guitar with the serial numbers : 6561 13 as a serial number at the base of the neck inside the sound box. Comparing it to a picture, it looks like its an LG-1. It's the only software capable to recover images for any file format recovery of MSOffice suite. I bought my Gibson Les Paul Standard (Cherry Wine colour) in the 70's.