I read on a Gibson forum that, on seven-digit pot codes, the fourth and fifth numbers represent the date.
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For example 55395 = 1955 920874 = 1959 1977 Forward - finally a standard serial number was used.
The first and fifth numbers are the year, for example 8997653 = 8997653 or 1986 ES (Electric Spanish - hollow body with fixed pickup(s) T - Thinline D Double - 2 Pickups C Cutaway or Cherry Finish 3/4 - 3/4 side and short scale SV - Stereo and Veritone wiring option Please keep in mind that Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.
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