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1968 Ledger pic... are there others?

delawaregold

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why does this truly really bother me ! ?
Because it should! It bothers me...
We (Consumers) should have the Ledger Scans, the Brazilian Rosewood "Chain of Custody" and "Final Use" documents,
the RFID / Serial Number
Cross-reference. All the verification, and documentation available. All this information should
have been cataloged, and made available to the consumers. I believe Gibson has all of it, but it was stored in a way
that it isn't retrievable.
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garywright

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no longer feel an entire ledger book should be publicly available but on an individual basis , yes
 
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Standard Magic

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Would there be any downside to Gibson or anyone if ledgers were made publicly available?

I can understand Gibson not wanting to do this as they are not responsible for someone's second hand guitar even though it's Vintage however, it should save them the hassle and reputation by making it available.
 

commachio

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@Standard Magic I totally agree. Gibson are 'not responsible' but vintage prices on their guitars are going North all the time. When people are investing circa £10k+ it would be great to be bale to get some ledger information.

I have just bought a '68 GT (will post once it arrives) - serial number suggests it is early Jan '69 but ALL of the hallmarks of a '68 (one piece neck, no volute, no made in USA, small headstock, long tenon etc) and according to my research it took the guys in Kalamazoo anything upto 90 days to build these things from scratch (from Tony Bacon et Al.). It seems like the production line would have had this ready for shipping in late '68 and, post Christmas festivities, they push them out of the door in '69. So is it a '68 or a '69?

Bit like being born in Dec '68 and being released from hospital in 69.......
 

S. Weiger

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@Standard Magic I totally agree. Gibson are 'not responsible' but vintage prices on their guitars are going North all the time. When people are investing circa £10k+ it would be great to be bale to get some ledger information.

I have just bought a '68 GT (will post once it arrives) - serial number suggests it is early Jan '69 but ALL of the hallmarks of a '68 (one piece neck, no volute, no made in USA, small headstock, long tenon etc) and according to my research it took the guys in Kalamazoo anything upto 90 days to build these things from scratch (from Tony Bacon et Al.). It seems like the production line would have had this ready for shipping in late '68 and, post Christmas festivities, they push them out of the door in '69. So is it a '68 or a '69?

Bit like being born in Dec '68 and being released from hospital in 69.......
If it's got all '68 specs, it's a 1968 model, only shipped (and maybe completed) in early '69.

Same thing with early '65 Gibsons carrying all '64 specs (wide nut, nickel HW, braz. board, pre T-tops). They are 1964 models, only shipped (and maybe completed) in early 1965.. Same-same :)
 
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