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Gibson no longer providing shipping-date serial # searches to vintage owners?

AlienVintage

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Hi everyone,

Has anyone recently attempted to get shipping-date info regarding a specific serial number on a vintage Gibson?

We know certain shipping date logs were lost (late 50s), but that limitation aside, shipping date info was something that Gibson would fairly routinely give to owners of 50s and 60s Gibsons. It was a huge help and obviously very useful - you could email Gibson with a serial number plus photos and a description of your guitar, and they would look up the shipping date for you.

It would be sad if Gibson has decided to discontinue giving shipping-date info out. Has anyone else heard this? Is this something that changed post-bankruptcy?
 

fernieite

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Yep, Gibson Customer Service has recently said that the ledgers have been archived, and they won't help us with this anymore for some reason! :hmm
 

Tom Wittrock

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I haven't gotten any help with accessing these records [for my own guitars] for more than a decade.
They always say no. :rolleyes


This new leadership should make this info, and even copies of the ledger pages available for owners to put with their guitars. :jim
 

AlienVintage

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I haven't gotten any help with accessing these records [for my own guitars] for more than a decade.
They always say no. :rolleyes


This new leadership should make this info, and even copies of the ledger pages available for owners to put with their guitars. :jim

I agree 100%.
 
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