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Custom Shop regular production models CSYRRRR CS stands for "Custom Shop" Y indicates the production year RRRR indicates the guitar's place in the sequence of production Example: CS10845 is the 845th reg. My guitar has diamond inlay on the headstock and I can't really find any pictures or information about this guitar... My guitar has diamond inlay on the headstock and I can't really find any pictures or information about this guitar... Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.

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(G = Gibson, K = Kalamazoo, W = Recording King (Montgomery Wards).I was guessing that the '5' is either for Memphis.or perhaps for the 330, but it would be nice if this could be confirmed 100% I have emailed Gibson, and although this may be completely uninteresting to most on this forum, I am very curious to confirm.Bodies for historic ES guitars ('59 & '63 reissues) begin life in Memphis and are then sent to Nashville for completion.These do not have serial numbers on the back of the headstock. 5=Memphis Gibson is notoriously slow at update the info on their website.I bought a new ES-330L about a month ago, great guitar!

I have a question about the new 6 digit CS serial numbers.

It's the Custom Shop numbering that is so very weird.

Both Nashville and Memphis have their own numbering systems and styles.

Incidentally, does anyone have the original spec or any Gibson released details on the es-330L?

As it's now out of production I can't find anything apart from the dealer info. Custom Shop regular production models CSYRRRR CS stands for "Custom Shop" Y indicates the production year RRRR indicates the guitar's place in the sequence of production Example: CS10845 is the 845th reg. Thanks Stijn, So are you confirming that the 5 indicates a Memphis guitar?

Gibson has used various methods of numbering from 1900, so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture..