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Hello all. 

I wonder if anyone has any idea or information regarding this guitar. I'm not certain if it was a prototype or promotional model, and I can't seem to find anything related online. 

It has a custom shop sticker on the back, and interestingly the signature of Zakk Wylde '93 on the back of the headstock. 

More interested in identification, origin, and the like as opposed to value estimations...although every tiny piece of info is greatly appreciated!

Thanks again for any opinions, suggestions, etc. 

-Jackie Smith 

 

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On 8/8/2020 at 11:47 PM, cesarbg said:

It's an M3. It says Custom Shop, but do not confuse that with *the* Custom Shop. That decal prior to 2005 (I think) meant a special run. So it is special, but not 'Custom'-made.

Not familiar with this particular "Custom Shop" reference, but I do  know this was done in Memphis with some ES models.  They used the same "Custom Shop" reference.   In this case it was technically a model that was "Custom Shop Series".  A well hidden detail making one think they were made in the Custom Shop.  But they were made in Memphis.  And Memphis never had a Custom Shop.  I didn't know they pulled the same shenanigans with some Gibson USA models.

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On 8/11/2020 at 10:28 AM, Wmachine said:

Not familiar with this particular "Custom Shop" reference, but I do  know this was done in Memphis with some ES models.  They used the same "Custom Shop" reference.   In this case it was technically a model that was "Custom Shop Series".  A well hidden detail making one think they were made in the Custom Shop.  But they were made in Memphis.  And Memphis never had a Custom Shop.  I didn't know they pulled the same shenanigans with some Gibson USA models.

There is a Gibson Custom Shop, in which you can order your own guitar to your specs, apart from buying special runs. Prior to this, the CUSTOM SHOP decal only meant a Special Run, not custom made or the like. So it is special, but made in the same Gibson USA plant and production line. I suggest checking Troglys on YT, there are some guitars with this decal and he explains it in more detail. I just can't remember which one have it, he did one recently (this month, I think) with this decal. Just check the channel.

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