ES 355 2013 Nashville COA question

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  1. PJ03029174

    PJ03029174 Member

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    hi

    I’m looking for a used 355 and have found a local one made in Nashville 2013. The owner doesn’t have a COA. The Model number looks like ESDT355 ? Is this a standard model? It seems to have a similar case to my Historic Les Paul (Brown with Pink lining). I’d really appreciate the input if someone knows anything about this model

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  2. tolm

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    I forget what the "T" stands for but I'm fairly sure Gibson has been using "D" to designate a dual-pickup model for some time. I would have expected the model number to be ES335TD, though. For example:

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    714A27DF-B0E2-4183-A448-4C8E151933C3.png Thanks for the input tolm

    Here’s a pic of the orange sticker
     
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    Sorry forgot to zoom in, here’s something readable 5F76762B-8C2B-4301-B3D8-42F1A62103BB.png
     
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    Can you get the serial number and run it past Gibson?

    I have 2 355's, but they both came out of Memphis....so not much help, sorry!

    Is the serial number stamped or inked? If it's inked it's probably Custom Shop, but I stand to be corrected.
     
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    Serial number is stamped, would you expect a COA if it came out of Memphis?
     
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    Are you sure that's a 355 and not a 335? I'm only seeing single ply binding and chrome/nickel hardware.
     
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    Really sorry guys, I got confused, Paul your right, I meant 335
     
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    No worries, I've done that loads of times myself!

    My Memphis 335 fat neck came with a COA, one of the little black book ones.
     
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    Hi Paul

    Any guesses what model number’s written on the sticker pic I posted?
     
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    Ps forgot to say the seller bought it second hand and said he didn’t expect a COA because it wasn’t a custom shop model
     
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    I can't make out the writing unfortunately.

    Does it have Grover or Kluson tuners? Long or short pickguard?
     
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    Looks like a standard 335 Dot. Hard to see but is that a bit of flame in the top?
    From what I can gather it should have 57 Classics in it. Looks in good condition.

    I'd still be tempted to contact Gibson with the serial and see if they can give you the full specs. Good luck!
     

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