So why do people think they can look at a number and say that it was the nth R9 made that year?
9 3663 is an R9 from '03 and is the 633rd produced. 8 3226 is an R8 from '03 and is the 226th produced.This is from a sticky at the Gibson Forum; From Gibson's site; 1) HISTORIC '50s SOLIDBODIES, EXAMPLE: 7 1001 (1957 Goldtop) -the first digit represents the year being reissued (1957) -the 2nd digit represents the year the guitar was made (2001) -the remaining 3 (or sometimes 4) digits represent the guitar's place in the Got this from: "Gibson Custom 1952-1960 Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V, and Futura reissues (since late 1992): M YRRR or MYRRRR M is the model year being reissued Y is the production year RRR(R) indicates the guitar's place production for that year. This is from a sticky at the Gibson Forum; From Gibson's site; 1) HISTORIC '50s SOLIDBODIES, EXAMPLE: 7 1001 (1957 Goldtop) -the first digit represents the year being reissued (1957) -the 2nd digit represents the year the guitar was made (2001) -the remaining 3 (or sometimes 4) digits represent the guitar's place in the Again...............is correct, except the part in red.." Slight difference is that the 3 or 4 sequence numbers indicate the place in production for a reissue year (whichever year of production) not all 50's solid bodies made in a production year. The info I posted is what you posted and I know the info was the way Gibson does it. The last 3 or 4 is the number produced for that reissued year.Good Luck This could be the anser for john,his tractor is locked up he can start the tractor in neutrol, but when you let out the clutch it kills the motor.remove the shifting leaver one shifting plate is out of line. IT RUNS VERY WELL BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE YEAR IN CASE I HAVE TO ORDER PARTS. I bought a 1948 H tractor 2 months ago and when I drove it in 4th. Can anybody help me with identification of this tractor It only has 3 forward gears I have owned a 52 H since 2003. Thanks I have a farmall H tractor and I use it as much as I can. I have a question my H has only one single front tire is this the way the H was made.stick a lg.screwdriver or bar click the shifting plate in line. This happens when the end of your shifting is wore. THE SELLER SAID THAT THE PLATE WAS NOT THE ORGINAL BECAUSE HE TOOK IT OFF ANOTHER TRACTOR. It has a aftermarket 3 point and has been converted to 12 volt. Another question I don t know the year of my H the serial # is FBH-194075, Can you email me and let me know the year of my HI have a farmall H tractor and I use it as much as I can. I have a question my H has only one single front tire is this the way the H was made.Do you have anything that details Gibson changing the significance of the last three digits.Well as you know that is info I posted from the Gibson Forum that I found and has been reffered to here before.A guy is trying to sell me a Gibson Custom Shop that neither of us know that much about. (the truss rod cover is blank though, like all custom shops)-It has a quilted maple top which was obviously custom That's really all we know. He seems to think it's a 1997 model but I can't find a proper reference with that serial number. -serial number is 7 9254-Has the custom shop stamp on the back.-has a custom shop case with it.-It appears to be a les paul standard.What might be wrong, and what can I do I just purchased a 43 H. Would like to buy a 1944 International H to restore and have for the club. Does anyone Know What Year it is and if it is worth it. I am having a bit of a problem with the governor vs. If I ma right about the model and year I am going to purchase the owner s manual and service manual off of this site as well.Now the search is on for implements for the back end. Can anyone tell me what one is worth that is average with a three point hitch, 12 volt, narrow front Thanks to anyone, Auburn Prince My grandfather only bought one new tractor. Any recommendations Ron White in Coteau, Louisiana not the comedian I found a Farmall H ser.# FBH-284245 in rough shape missing engine cover, otherwise seems to be complete. Can you tell me how much it is worth and the year Thanks. I own a IH H that my dad got 20 some years ago from a farm sale.