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Mine only has a number 424. This is a mystery, maybe they are made in different factories? I'm trying to upload a photo but I have no space left.

 

I'm also wondering how they got a serial number, because the one in the picture has the same blue label mine has and it doesn't have a serial number on it it has an "x of 1,962" on it. Can you find the serial number from anywhere else than the label inside the guitar?

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What's up [confused]

 

I answered your first question in the second post

 

I answered your next question in the 4th post

and told you how it should be, proved it with links to look at

and told you where Epis are made currently

 

Nobody can tell you more without the requested pics

 

I'm sure you will get lots af 'nice' replies from now on

 

 

 

:-#

 

 

 

Wow, just wow.

 

I'm sorry, but you seem to be mistaken. 50th anniversary Sorrentos don't have serial numbers. The other Sorrento owner on the board has confirmed this. If I'm frank, I think Sweetwater made up the one on the link you provided. Mine has neither made in Indonesia nor set up in the US on the headstock. If they are all made in Indonesia, why not? I've seen a pic of the blue label for a special Casino and it does have a serial number on it. The label is different to the special 1962 ones.

 

 

I've posted a pic of the label, maybe you could have a look, as you don't seem to have seen one like it before.

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What's up [confused]

 

I answered your first question in the second post

 

I answered your next question in the 4th post

and told you how it should be, proved it with links to look at

and told you where Epis are made currently

 

Nobody can tell you more without the requested pics

 

I'm sure you will get lots af 'nice' replies from now on

 

 

 

:-#

 

 

 

Wow, just wow.

 

I'm sorry, but you seem to be mistaken. 50th anniversary Sorrentos don't have serial numbers. The other Sorrento owner on the board has confirmed this. If I'm frank, I think Sweetwater made up the one on the link you provided. Mine has neither made in Indonesia nor set up in the US on the headstock. If they are all made in Indonesia, why not? I've seen a pic of the blue label for a special Casino and it does have a serial number on it. The label is different to the special 1962 ones.

 

 

I've posted a pic of the label, maybe you could have a look, as you don't seem to have seen one like it before.

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I don't have a dog in this fight, but I have had a burning in my loins for a Sorrento, so I've looked at quite a few. Each had an "x of 1962" inside the secret chamber, and an imprinted serial number on the back of the 'stock. I have been offered a choice of serial numbers, I think in CO they have a half a dozen, and all of them come with a serial number.

 

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Your right it doesn't have a S/N on that but it also says it's a 2nd I believe. Don't they remove the S/N from factory 2nds with the repairs? At least that's what I thought. Use to stamp a "2nd" or something like that into the wood on the back side of the headstock too.

 

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Your right it doesn't have a S/N on that but it also says it's a 2nd I believe. Don't they remove the S/N from factory 2nds with the repairs? At least that's what I thought. Use to stamp a "2nd" or something like that into the wood on the back side of the headstock too.

 

Aster

mine was not a 2nd.

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Wow, just wow

 

all the ones sold by Wildwood and Sweetwater do have serialnumbers

 

[lol]

 

 

 

Really, can you show a pic? The pics on the links you showed me didn't show a serial number. I downloaded them and looked at them large, but you couldn't see the serial number.

 

 

By the way for antone reading this, the conversation doesn't make sense because Midtowner has retroactively edited most of his posts.

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I don't have a dog in this fight, but I have had a burning in my loins for a Sorrento, so I've looked at quite a few. Each had an "x of 1962" inside the secret chamber, and an imprinted serial number on the back of the 'stock. I have been offered a choice of serial numbers, I think in CO they have a half a dozen, and all of them come with a serial number.

 

rct

 

 

Ah, thank you. It seems mine is different. I'm in Europe, are you in the US?

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Ah, thank you. It seems mine is different. I'm in Europe, are you in the US?

 

Yes, I am in Americur. Both Sweetwater in Indiana and Wildwood out there in northern Colorado have offered me a choice of serial numbers. Most dealers use the weight of the guitar and the serial number to try to sell you a decision when they have a few of something.

 

Odd that yours do not, to me. I don't own one, may or may not ever own one, but have looked at lots and they all had a serial number along with the sequence number inside on the blue label.

 

rct

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I see several of them not having any stamped S/N on the headstock and accept this may be the case. Did any of you Sorrento owners make a C/S call to Gibson about where the S/N is on these guitars then? Just curious as I've always had excellent help from C/S when I've called with questions/issues that I needed answered or resolved.

 

Aster

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Thank you for all the interesting replies.

It seems they're all different. Here's my headstock, I don't think it's a second, if it is I'd like to see a first :)

 

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you're welcome, this thread kicks asses, would have hated not being a part of it since i actually had a non-serial # sorrento in my possession for several weeks, bought from sweetwater, my guy there, dylan, hooks me up with 12% off everything when i call him too!

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you're welcome, this thread kicks asses, would have hated not being a part of it since i actually had a non-serial # sorrento in my possession for several weeks, bought from sweetwater, my guy there, dylan, hooks me up with 12% off everything when i call him too!

 

:) I asked customer service, and they said that the Sorrentos should have both, but some got out without the serial number by mistake. They also said that they couldn't disclose the factories anymore because of pirating. If it says on the headstock "made in...." that's ok, if not... I take that to mean mine was made in China :). Unfortunately, I also seem to have a problem with the COA, which is both empty and the wrong one (CS provided some pics :))

 

 

 

So mine might be a fake :P I've asked if they think it's possible, although I bought it from THE Gibson Fender dealer in Paris (I've no idea what it's real name is, everyone just calls it the Fender shop)

 

Do you recall if the SN was on the COA?

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my guy there, dylan, hooks me up with 12% off everything when i call him too!

 

Will you please PM me with Dylan's contact info? I've been dealing with Sweetwater for years and am always getting bounced between reps. When I ask for a discount, most of the time I'm told they don't do discounts at Sweetwater. I'd really like to deal with one rep that offers me the same discounts as others get.

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Yes, I am in Americur. Both Sweetwater in Indiana and Wildwood out there in northern Colorado have offered me a choice of serial numbers. Most dealers use the weight of the guitar and the serial number to try to sell you a decision when they have a few of something.

 

Odd that yours do not, to me. I don't own one, may or may not ever own one, but have looked at lots and they all had a serial number along with the sequence number inside on the blue label.

 

rct

 

There aren't lots here, only one shop had them in Paris when I bought mine, and they had only one. The big internet dealer in the UK also had very few. Fascinating, in a world where we expect even guitars to be normalized, they aren't.

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