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Sep 17, 2022 - 7:26:19 AM

Klaw

USA

1 posts since 9/17/2022

This question is probably asked all the time but I couldn't find it so...
How do I find the date of my Dobro. I know it's fairly new. I tried Googling for a website, but seemed have got into an infinite loop of links leading nowhere. SN 0s 1212120693.

Sep 17, 2022 - 11:45:54 AM

4158 posts since 7/27/2008

That's a lot of numerals. 

After Gibson purchased OMI Dobro they stayed with the serial number sequence combining  letters and numbers from 1993-97 while still in Huntington Beach, California. 

They shut down the California operation in 1997 and resumed production in Nashville in 1998. At that point until production cease on U.S. built Dobros around 2010, the serial number typically consisted of  eight numerals. 

I'm wondering if this is a Chinese- built Dobro? Unless removed, there should be a small sticker somewhere indicating as much.

And, "a picture(s) is worth a thousand words."

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 09/17/2022 11:48:39

Sep 17, 2022 - 4:51 PM

4158 posts since 7/27/2008

To add to my earlier post, you mentioned the guitar is fairly new. 

If this means the past several years or anything later than 2010 than it is an Asian-built imported Dobro. 

As far as online sources of serial numbers and dating  of guitars built in countries like China, Viet Nam, Indonesia, etc. I don't think there is much interest out there in cataloging and keeping track of these things. 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 09/17/2022 16:53:04

Sep 19, 2022 - 12:15:13 PM

1367 posts since 1/14/2011

quote:
Originally posted by MarkinSonoma

As far as online sources of serial numbers and dating  of guitars built in countries like China, Viet Nam, Indonesia, etc. I don't think there is much interest out there in cataloging and keeping track of these things. 


Ya think? laugh

Sep 19, 2022 - 2:08 PM

4158 posts since 7/27/2008

Not everyone knows this stuff Dane. Michael hasn't been back since he posted on Saturday - and if in fact his guitar is made in China, he may not even be aware of it. 

Sep 26, 2022 - 9:27:05 PM

4158 posts since 7/27/2008

Hey new member Michael aka Klaw? Everything okay in Chattanooga?

You started your first topic here 10 days ago and I tiok some time to providie information - but  we haven't heard from you since. 

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