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Are 339s made in Custom Shop or aren't they???

#1 User is offline   axuality 

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 01:01 PM

A few years ago, I bought a 339 and it came with a black book that said Custom Shop. There was a decal or something on the back of the head saying Custom Shop. The guitar case said Gibson Custom on it. It was made in the Custom Shop. Every bit of documentation said it online too.

(I'm not talking about Studio models here either)--- On the newer 339 none of these things exist. No decal, no guitar case with Custom on it, no black book with custom on it.

What's the deal???? Aren't they made in the Custom Shop any more?

I want to buy another one, but I can't figure out what Gibson's doing !!:""#$@%$&#$@# ?????

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:36 PM

Hey Aux;

From what I can see the 339 is regular Memphis production these days and no longer Custom Shop.
That said, I haven’t read any negatives about these Memphis builds.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:09 PM

The 339's are made in Memphis which IS part of the Custom Shop just in a different location. Memphis Custom Shop. The changes you mentioned are mainly because the first run of 500 339's had the decal and the booklet. Over the years as part of cost savings, those things were cut. If you are looking at a 339, it is a Custom Shop build in Memphis. To my knowledge, there has only been one 339 made in Nashville.
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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:50 PM

View PostCR9, on 30 June 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

The 339's are made in Memphis which IS part of the Custom Shop just in a different location. Memphis Custom Shop. The changes you mentioned are mainly because the first run of 500 339's had the decal and the booklet. Over the years as part of cost savings, those things were cut. If you are looking at a 339, it is a Custom Shop build in Memphis. To my knowledge, there has only been one 339 made in Nashville.

No, there is no Custom Shop at Memphis, just Nashville. The full answer is covered at other forums where the OP ask the same question. Years ago things were different, but the BL is the Custom Shop is Nashville only.
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Posted 01 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

Either way, the 339's are made in the same shop, Memphis, as the original run that had the decals.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

View PostCR9, on 30 June 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

The 339's are made in Memphis which IS part of the Custom Shop just in a different location. Memphis Custom Shop. The changes you mentioned are mainly because the first run of 500 339's had the decal and the booklet. Over the years as part of cost savings, those things were cut. If you are looking at a 339, it is a Custom Shop build in Memphis. To my knowledge, there has only been one 339 made in Nashville.


what year did the first ran came out? 2009???
i have a 2011 one and it still comes with the Custom shop decal

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:25 AM

View PostFemmeParallell, on 03 July 2018 - 08:47 AM, said:

what year did the first ran came out? 2009???

If I recall correctly, the 339 was first released in 2007, and sold for $1799.

I have a 2009 with all the Custom Shop bling. The price had just jumped up to $1999, but I found one at the old price, and got another 15% off, so the final cost was $1529 out the door!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:22 PM

View Postbobouz, on 08 July 2018 - 02:25 AM, said:

If I recall correctly, the 339 was first released in 2007, and sold for $1799.

I have a 2009 with all the Custom Shop bling. The price had just jumped up to $1999, but I found one at the old price, and got another 15% off, so the final cost was $1529 out the door!





Awesome, you were lucky! :)
thanks for the info
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:35 PM

My ES-339 2012 still had the CS decal and a CS 2012 xxxxx serial number. The case also said Gibson Customs.
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