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The problem is that a neck might be made and dated and then sits in the factory for awhile until it's finally bolted to a body that is dated months later.

Given the modular nature of Fender production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, then stored for a period of time before being paired with a body to create a complete guitar, perhaps, for example, in the following year.Hey Zach, I have a Gibson Les Paul I’m trying to identify.The serial number is 676323, and “Made in USA” is stamped below that.Lower Right: The fourth and fifth numbers of this seven-digit potentiometer date code reveal the last two digits of its year of manufacture. Hi Brian, There’s no question that dating Gibson guitars is challenging—and sometimes downright impossible.There are two basic components to your Les Paul question: dating it and identifying it.