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From guitardater I have the following information on my recently purchased ES137,


Guitar Info

Your guitar was made at the

Nashville Plant, TN, USA

May 29th, 2002

Production Number: 431




Gibson Nashville

Gibson’s Nashville plant was opened in Tennessee 1974. All electric models and some acoustic models currently made at this factory. This facility has an average production rate of 220 guitars a day. Each guitar is built by hand and takes about 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Note: Most hollow and semi-hallow body guitars are made at a separate plant in Memphis Tennessee. This facility has an average production rate of 40 guitars a day.


My question is why is their a Memphis logo on the back of the headstock, and my case is Gibson Memphis if it was made in the Nashville plant?


I did see the disclaimer about semi hollow bodied guitars......


Let me clarify my question. Why say a guitar is made in Nashville when it is clearly from the Memphis shop? Is their a difference between the two facilities? if so what differences? They are located in two different cities, I was wondering why they are each not recognized as individual factories when referencing the guitardater or other serial number resources?

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