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2012 ES 335 Serial Does Not Make Sense. Help? I have an 8 digit serial number on what is a 2012 335

#1 User is offline   senseiblackburn 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:03 AM

Hey everyone. I just got a Memphis ES 335 for Christmas(I have a great wife!!!! LOL) it has a 8 digit serial number....the serial would indicate that it was built in 2012 however the "Date" on the Pre-Pack Checklist that comes with the guitar is dated 8-28-2014. The whole thing has me puzzled. My serial is 12264709. I am also curious about the Model number as it is: ESDP14CHNH1. Can anyone help me make sense of all of this?

thank you for your time and efforts.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:31 AM

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Memphis was still using the previous serial format - YDDDYRRR - so 12264709 was built in 2014 not 2012.

Congrats on your new 335. . B)


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:14 PM

https://www.amazon.c...c/dp/B00JZK6690

Mystery solved.
Better keep both the guitar AND the wife.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:44 PM

When I tried to register my LP Double Cut, the man on the phone told me that the serial# came back to an SG. A WHAT?? They finally caved after I offered to send photos of it. So hopefully it is indeed registered as an LPDC and NOT an SG.
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#5 User is offline   senseiblackburn 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 01:03 PM

View PostBigKahune, on 26 December 2016 - 11:31 AM, said:

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Memphis was still using the previous serial format - YDDDYRRR - so 12264709 was built in 2014 not 2012.

Congrats on your new 335. . B)


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Awesome. Thank you for the info!!!!! Can you shed light on the Model info ESDP14CHNH1?

Thank you again.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 01:04 PM

View PostSteveFord, on 26 December 2016 - 12:14 PM, said:

https://www.amazon.c...c/dp/B00JZK6690

Mystery solved.
Better keep both the guitar AND the wife.



Amen to that! thank you Steve!
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:21 PM

View Postsenseiblackburn, on 26 December 2016 - 01:03 PM, said:

... Can you shed light on the Model info ESDP14CHNH1? ...


Kind of . . . a number in the middle of the model# is a bit rare. Based I what I know of other model numbers -
ES - Electric Spanish guitar series
DP - Dot markers with Plain/Painted top
14 - sometimes a number here indicates the neck type (6=60s), but seems Gibson Memphis has been putting a two digit model year in this position since 2014
CH - Cherry Heritage finish
NH - Nickel Hardware
1 - right handed


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:30 PM

View PostKaiser Bill, on 26 December 2016 - 12:44 PM, said:

When I tried to register my LP Double Cut, the man on the phone told me that the serial# came back to an SG. A WHAT?? They finally caved after I offered to send photos of it. So hopefully it is indeed registered as an LPDC and NOT an SG.


Hey Bill.

I got an old number from an LP DC - LPDCROCH1 - as you would expect - LP(Les Paul) DC(Double Cut) RO (ROot beer) CH(Chrome Hardware) . Is yours similar?


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:00 AM

View PostBigKahune, on 26 December 2016 - 03:21 PM, said:

Kind of . . . a number in the middle of the model# is a bit rare. Based I what I know of other model numbers -
ES - Electric Spanish guitar series
DP - Dot markers with Plain/Painted top
14 - sometimes a number here indicates the neck type (6=60s), but seems Gibson Memphis has been putting a two digit model year in this position since 2014
CH - Cherry Heritage finish
NH - Nickel Hardware
1 - right handed


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Thanks BigKahune!!! You have really helped! Mele Kalimaka Brah!
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:59 AM

Big Kahune...soory...just now saw your question from a year ago (almost) The Serial # on my LPDC is 018070358. Stamped on the headstock. I can post pics if you like.
Gibson '63 RI 335 (2014)
Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo (10/3/13) prod# 104
Gibson LP (11/15/03) prod #265
Gibson LPDC (6/29/07) prod #58
Gibson Pete Townshend signature J200 (10/25/05) prod #71
Epiphone Joe Pass (April 2006)
Epiphone Les Paul (February 2007)
Epiphone Es335 Pro (2016)
Supro lap steel (1949)
Fender '69 Thinline Tele (reissue)
Fender"P" bass (original 1972)
MIM Fender Strat'(2000)
2010 Squire Mini MII
2012 MIM Fender Telecaster
1990 Ovation Applause
1969 Univox acoustic
1982 Fender acoustic (F260S) ser# 400481
198? Sho-Bud Pro I pedal steel (Emmons set up)
1963 Fender 1000 double neck pedal steel.
Genz-Benz Shenandoah AC-150
2005 Fender Hot Rod Deville (2X12)
Many original vintage "stomp" boxes
TC Helicon Voice Live Play GTX w controller mic
Roy Smeck Uke
Harmony Uke (1961)
Assorted Peterson tuners (5)
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