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Hi, I have been searching for cherry red Gibson ES-355 w/Varitone and w/Maestro for several years. Now I found one and bought it.

 

It is limited edition from the 2010. Because these ES-355 (with these specs) seems to be very hard to find. I'd like to ask, how many Gibson ES-355 did the custom shop build on year 2010? I appreciate your answer. Thanks!

 

EDIT: I have no intension to sell it. Just play it. It took years to find.

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As far as I know, all ES-355s made after 1982 are "limited editions" made as small lot custom orders or individual custom orders.

 

The serial number should begin with the letter B followed by a "9" which indicates that it is an ES-355. The next number should be a "0" indicating 2010. The last three numbers indicate how how of that model were made prior to yours. As far as knowing if they were mono or stereo, Bigsby, Maestro or Stopbar, I am not sure if anyone including GCS can tell you that.

 

 

Hi, I have been searching for cherry red Gibson ES-355 w/Varitone and w/Maestro for several years. Now I found one and bought it.

 

It is limited edition from the 2010. Because these ES-355 (with these specs) seems to be very hard to find. I'd like to ask, how many Gibson ES-355 did the custom shop build on year 2010? I appreciate your answer. Thanks!

 

EDIT: I have no intension to sell it. Just play it. It took years to find.

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As far as I know, all ES-355s made after 1982 are "limited editions" made as small lot custom orders or individual custom orders.

 

The serial number should begin with the letter B followed by a "9" which indicates that it is an ES-355. The next number should be a "0" indicating 2010. The last three numbers indicate how how of that model were made prior to yours. As far as knowing if they were mono or stereo, Bigsby, Maestro or Stopbar, I am not sure if anyone including GCS can tell you that.

 

Thank you for your answer. I also believe that only Gibson Custom Shop can answer how many they built.

 

But that serial number is interesting. Serial in my guitar start with "CS 05". Serial is in the back of the headstock, in the f-hole, Certificate of authenticity and packing checklist.

 

In the packing checklist the date is august 2010.

 

Model number on packing checklist and certificate is HB 049M. In the f-hole the model is ES-355.

 

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I live in Pennsylvania and I bought my ES-335 w/Bigsby from Dtown Guitars in Doylestown Pa. I was looking for this particular guitar for about 6 months and only found out about it thru a friend of mine. Dtown Guitars is a Gibson dealer and they sell a lot of nice Gibson guitars. I looked on line and couldn't find anything, I just lucked out finding the one I have now.

 

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The serial number should begin with the letter B followed by a "9" which indicates that it is an ES-355. The next number should be a "0" indicating 2010. The last three numbers indicate how how of that model were made prior to yours.

 

This numbering scheme only applies to Nashville made 355s,

the Memphis ones have the CSxxxxxx format.

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I think if I walked into the room with those guitars at night with no lights on, they would be glowing with awesomeness.

 

[laugh]

 

I was thinking where that light comes at night... [tongue]

 

Thanks guys for kind comments!

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This numbering scheme only applies to Nashville made 355s,

the Memphis ones have the CSxxxxxx format.

 

The ES-355 is considered a Historic and consequently they are only made in Nashville now as I was informed when I ordered mine..

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