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Serial Number Question

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Hi Everyone:

 

I bought a used 2009 ES335 Vintage Plain Top from Guitar Center about a year ago. I just love it and would never dream of parting with it. Recently I was cleaning it and found something odd. The serial # on the sticker inside the guitar does not match the serial number stamped into the headstock. The number on the headstock ends in a 5 and the number on the label ends in a 6. All other numbers match. Seems like a simple mistake was made when the label was filled out. Don't know why I never noticed this before now. The guitar is a Memphis made 335. Serial # is 8 digits long. Also the Model information on the label is correct. Just wondering if I should worry.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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I have a 2007 Roy Orbison ES-335 that was made in Memphis and that had a mistake on the orange label. It was spotted by Gibson Service when I was authenticating both my Orbison 335's. Contact them and they will check and maybe correct the mistake.

 

Bob

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For warranty purposes, I'd take pictures of the conflicting serial numbers, email them to Gibson customer service, and then have them put the resolution in writing via a return email. You'll then have their response for verification in case any questions arise down the road.

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Hi Everyone:

 

Thank you so much for the replies. I will be contacting Gibson to see what they can do regarding the serial number on the label Vs the headstock. Being as how I am not the original purchaser I am not sure if they will do anything. I have had my guitar checked out by a VERY reputable Luthier and he has confirmed that it is the real deal and is one of the better 335's he has seen. He thinks they just made a mistake on the label.

 

Thanks again for the feedback.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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