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Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (DBR) » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:40 pm

Hello Folks,
Is there any way to find the exact DAY of the month a Ric is born?
Thanks in advance. :?: :wink:
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (Bighouse) » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:43 pm

I've been told NO.
Because I told you before- oh, you can't do that.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (beatlefreak) » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:45 am

The month is as close as you can get for older serial numbers, the week for newer ones.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (doctorwho) » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:56 am

beatlefreak wrote:The month is as close as you can get for older serial numbers, the week for newer ones.

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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (beatlefreak) » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:14 am

I'm not sure how you'd define the day it was 'born' anyway. When they started making it?. When the jackplate was put on? When it shipped from the factory?
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (cjj) » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:28 am

Hey, good point! Since it takes many days to complete an instrument, the idea of an exact day of manufacture doesn't really make much sense. Nailing it down to a particular week is probably about as good as you can get...
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (DBR) » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:52 am

Thanks for the responses, Folks. Much obliged & it all makes sense. 8)
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (bails) » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:26 am

As far serials and the like go, it's important to note that nothing's precise. I recieved my mid 1990's 340, with a serial number that corresponded to the following month. I had a guitar from the future...
I'm sure this is fairly normal because they don't stamp the jackplate the same day it goes on a guitar, and they're hardly likely to hold a guitar back just to ensure it leaves the factory after the serial number says it can!
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:07 am

There is a way.

Go work there.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (beatlefreak) » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:10 pm

bails wrote:I'm sure this is fairly normal because they don't stamp the jackplate the same day it goes on a guitar, and they're hardly likely to hold a guitar back just to ensure it leaves the factory after the serial number says it can!

My 330DCM has a jackplate that says the guitar was manufactured the last week of September/the first week of October in 2006, but my dealer didn't get the instrument until December 15th.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:47 am

I had one of the rare early DCM's too, a 360 from week 39 of 2006. I think it arrived in November. Makes sense - time for the paint to cure enough to handle and ship.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (beatlefreak) » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:38 pm

Mine also is from week 39. The dealer received it Decembar 15th, and when I got to the store, they brought it out from the back still sealed in the shipping box. When I opened the case, the smell of the finish was overpowering. I believe that had there been an open flame in the area, the guitar would have caught fire.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (jimk) » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:12 am

Interesting. You know, when I opened up the case for the first time, I expected to smell something like ...oh...i don't know...lavender, or vanilla, or maybe rose. My guitar just smelled like new wood. And it still does two and a half months later. I don't mind, not at all. I'm a little surprised, is all.

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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (admin) » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:05 am

Jim: What you smell is elixir of the gods.
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Re: Finding the exact DAY?

Postby (jimk) » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:20 pm

Oh....so that's why my memory is a little fuzzy about those summer jobs I had working in my Uncle's lumber mill in Oregon so many years ago. Too much elixir of the gods, I guess. :lol:
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