Gibson guitar pot dating
I've heard that to properly date your vintage guitar, aside from serial number, is to remove the black plate and check the pot (potentiometer) codes which are generally 6-7 digits.Now that being said, who's to say those posts are originals?Couldn't they be replaced or changed along the way? So is the idea that all 4 pots should have the same date, preferably the date your guitar was manufactured (according to the serial number)?And finally, what exactly do these numerical codes represent?Not too paranoid here, just trying to figure out exactly how "original" my vintage SG is. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ '09 Gibson SG Classic w/P-90's '08 Epiphone SG Prophecy EX '07 B.
Pot codes are an important factor, but not the only one.Pot codes that are completely out of whack with the features of the guitar can create problems too.If you read this article, you will learn more about dating pots, and other parts too.HI Everyone: New guy here look forward to meeting everybody. 3 digit date codes were used in the 1940's and 1950's. Also it's worth mentioning: Sometimes there is a space or hyphen between the manuafacturer code and the year/week code.
Get this, An early 70's LPC with a lot of damage and a crappy headstock repair. for it along with Bridge, Tailpiece, Tuners and the like as money permits. With this in mind, remember if the last two digits of the source-date code are greater than 52, you're not looking at the source-date code!