Gibson guitars are the preferred guitars of not just the world’s best guitar players, but also the world’s most discerning collectors. To them, it matters whether a guitar was one of the first off the line or one of the last—for the same reason that art prints are numbered as part of a series, like print 34 out of a run of 100.

The 2014 Model Year introduces a new numbering system, keyed to the model year, that’s of great significance to collectors: Each guitar’s serial number proudly and permanently displays the order in which your Gibson was hand-crafted in Nashville, USA.