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Orange Label meaning?

#1 User is offline   roadhog96 

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:05 AM

Does the orange label inside the body of a Memphis ES-335 Dot signify anything special other than the manufacture model number?

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:02 PM

Check this link with regard to your inquiry on orange labels...

http://www.provide.n...bson.html#intro


You might have to highlight/copy the whole thing and paste the link....

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:13 AM

kaicho8888,
Thanks for the link but it's refering to vintage sereis guitars. What I have is an 06 Memphis ES-335 Dot with the orange label inside. I had read, not sure where, that it meant it was built in the Custom Shop. If this is true, how come the back of the headstock dosen't have the Custom Shop decal, no Custom Shop case, or COA certificate.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:49 AM

no decal is correct for this guitar...the case should have had a Custom Shop logo, and you should have received a COA. The orange label is just something Gibson has used for decades on semi-hollow and archtop guitars. it doesn't have any special significance beyond that...

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:57 AM

[quote name='Custom Admin]no decal is correct for this guitar...the case should have had a Custom Shop logo' date=' and you should have received a COA. [/quote']
Well the things you find out when you ask questions. I didn't get a certificate, Custom Shop case, or truss rod wrench, just a Gibson hardshell case. It came from GC, new. I had them order me a new one, they are going to take this one back. Thanks for the info, it just stopped someone from getting screwed over.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

what logo is on your case?

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:45 AM

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what logo is on your case?

The name (Gibson) nothing else.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:48 AM

the correct case would have the new Gibson Custom logo (with the star)...

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:08 AM

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the correct case would have the new Gibson Custom logo (with the star)...

When the new one comes in, I'll make sure it has that logo. Thanks for all your very much appreciated time and help.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:08 AM

[quote name='Custom Admin]no decal is correct for this guitar...the case should have had a Custom Shop logo' date=' and you should have received a COA. The orange label is just something Gibson has used for decades on semi-hollow and archtop guitars. it doesn't have any special significance beyond that...[/quote']

A COA on an ES335?

Is that correct?

How long has that been the case?

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:28 AM

it's been hit or miss with Memphis-made guitars (unfortunately), but if you need a COA, please contact Gibson Customer Service and we'll see if we can get you hooked up. 1-800-4gibson or service@gibson.com

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 04:54 AM

Sounds to me that your 335 is a USA model not a CS though it may have been made there.

USA's have no COA or CS case.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:53 PM

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Sounds to me that your 335 is a USA model not a CS though it may have been made there.

USA's have no COA or CS case.

I think your right, it's made in USA in the Memphis Custom Shop, comes with a Custom Shop case but isn't a Custom Shop guitar????????? COA comes with or without????????? Who knows?

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:47 PM

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I think your right, it's made in USA in the Memphis Custom Shop, comes with a Custom Shop case but isn't a Custom Shop guitar????????? COA comes with or without????????? Who knows?


All ES-335 Gibsons are Custom Shops now. This means that it's the same people who build all ES-335s - from the EC to the Reissue 59. It's as simple as that! And they all come with COA, Custom case and custom shop case candy. The fretboards are pleked too and generally very nicely dressed.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:30 AM

MMMMnyeah - notsomuch. The EC models and some other special jobs and artist's special orders are done in the original Nashville Custom Shop. The Memphis facility is under the same part of the corporate umbrella as the Custom Shop operation so all the ES guitars coming out of Gibson Memphis are considered Custom Shop guitars (hence the gold case logo). I don't believe that any ES-335's are being produced in the main "Gibson USA" factory.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:05 AM

OK, why do some 335s (& SJ200s) come with that slightly green tinted lable inside?

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