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  1. I posted my question in hopes that someone could answer it. I have a genuine and deep sentimental attachment to the city of Memphis, as well as Memphis-built Gibson guitars. I toured the plant when it first opened in 2000 and then again last April of 2018. I have also purchased three guitars from the Gibson showroom in Memphis. To my knowledge, neither the Nashville or Bozeman facilities offer tours or sales. Needless to say, I am very sad that the Memphis plant will be closing in April 2019.
  2. I am looking at two different Gibson Modern Double Cut guitars. The first, is a solid-body, painted in bullion gold, which was manufactured in March 2017. Because this is a solid-body, I figured it was built in Nashville. The second, is a semi-hollow, painted in pearl white, which was manufactured in December 2107. I'm not sure if the pearl white Gibson Modern Double Cut guitar was built in Nashville or Memphis, because it is a semi-hollow guitar. Thank you for any help you can provide.
  3. I am very interested in the Gibson Modern Double Cut (solid body), as well as the Gibson Modern Double Cut (semi-hollow) models. Can someone please tell me, are these manufactured in Nashville or Memphis? Thank you for you time and help.
  4. Hi Fred, I sure hope you see this posting the next time you are on the Gibson Forum. Yes, I still own my Gibson ES-330L in Beale Street Blue, which has vintage style dog-ear P90 single-coil pickups with black plastic covers. From what I have researched, and I most certainly could be wrong, the ES-330L Reissue was only built in 2011 and 2012. Furthermore, the Beale Street Blue finish was supposedly only available in 2011. But then again, I could be mistaken or I could have been misled. The serial number for my guitar is: CS1543XX and it was built in 2011. And lastly, after my Gibson Factory tour in April 2018, I handed by certificate of authenticity to my Gibson Factory tour guide, who in turn spoke with the production department that stated: HB = hand built 015 = guitar 15/100 M = Memphis Again, I hope you read this posting. Best, Rob
  5. I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Gibson plant in Memphis on Friday, April 20, 2018 and I have to say, it was the best $10.00 I ever spent. After my tour, I inquired about the modal number for my ES-330L guitar. The gentleman explained HB015M to me: HB = Hand Built 015 = guitar number 15 out of 100 M = Memphis
  6. I need some help deciphering the model number of a Gibson ES-330L. The orange, oval-shaped paper beneath the F-hole reads: ES330. I know the ES stands for: electric Spanish and the 330 (I believe) stands for the retail price of the 330 when it was first introduced in 1959. However, the navy blue, Gibson Custom Shop certificate of authenticity has a model number which reads: HBO15m. Can someone please help me decipher what this stands for? I sincerely appreciate your help and insight. Thank you. Rob
  7. Rob831

    Model Number

    Thank you L5Larry and BigKahune for your responses.
  8. Rob831

    Model Number

    Hello All. For Christmas, I purchased a Gibson Limited Edition ES-335 Gold Top. The model number on the box reads: GIBESDP16GTNH1. I have tried to decipher the model number, but I have no idea what DP stands for. Note, this guitar has a block inlay fretboard. I appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you. ~ Rob GIB = Gibson ES = Electric Spanish DP = ??? 16 = 2016 GT = Gold Top NH = Nickel Hardware
  9. Hello All. For Christmas, I purchased a Gibson Limited Edition ES-335 Gold Top. The model number on the box reads: GIBESDP16GTNH1. I have tried to decipher the model number, but I have no idea what DP stands for. Note, this guitar has a block inlay fretboard. I appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you. ~ Rob GIB = Gibson ES = Electric Spanish DP = ??? 16 = 2016 GT = Gold Top NH = Nickel Hardware
  10. BigKahune, Thank you for your response. I absolutely love the quote on the headstone picture.
  11. Hello All. I recently purchased a Gibson Elvis Presley Dove. The model number on the box reads: ACDOAENH1. Can someone tell me if I have correctly deciphered the model number? Thank you for your help. ~ Rob AC = Acoustic DO = Dove AE = Antique Ebony NH = Nickel Hardware (although the label states Cobol hardware)
  12. I just purchased a new Gibson 12-string ES-335 in antique red, which was manufactured in 2013. Can anyone tell me what the specific gauges/diameters are for each of the 12 strings? The guitar did not come with this information and Gibson does not sell 12-string guitar sets. So naturally, when it comes time to change the strings, I would like to use the same gauges/diameters as the ones that were originally installed on the guitar. Thank you.
  13. Here is a photo. (I'm just learning how to download attachments.) So as long as this is normal, I guess I can relax a bit.
  14. I just took delivery a 2013 Gibson Memphis ES-295, from a reputable on-line authorized Gibson dealer. I have the following questions and concerns that I am hoping someone can help me with. The finish on the body of the guitar, underneath the neck and fretboard (between frets 17, 18, and 19) looks unfinished. It appears there is glue, sawdust, or some type of residue leftover from the manufacturing process. Is this normal? I can attach photographs if someone can explain to me how this is done. Also, the tuning pegs for example, almost look rusted or corroded. Does anyone know if this is intentional, so as to give the guitar an aged look? I thank you in advance for your help. Perhaps I am just a little nervous after putting out a substantial amount of money. ~ Rob
  15. Hey zombiewuff- Thank you for your reply. I too have toured the Memphis plant. I thought it was just amazing to see the guitars in production. Of course, I fell in love with SO many guitars while I was there. To this day, I cannot pass a music store without going in. And I still get that same feeling as I did as a little boy. I just LOVE guitars. Plus, Memphis is a neat city in its own right with Beale Street, Sun Studio, etc. I can't get over all the talent that came through Sam Phillips' doors. Again, thanks for your insight. Take care.
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