- Mar 17, 2016
Hello Jim and welcome to the forum!
Your V-2 was made in Kalamazoo, so I would not have been involved with it.
That being said, I do have one record for a V-2 with an 82 Kalamazoo serial number. Why it was sent to Nashville to be completed I can't say.
That's a very nice LP you have. There has to be a logical explanation as to what happened with the color. Whatever the reason, I do not believe that it was simply a skipped process in finishing. When I was there, the color designation marked in the pickup cavity was subject to change right up until the minute it was sprayed. Schedules could change daily, and often did. These days, things are a lot more automated, using bar codes, etc. So it's anybody's guess as to what happened. Was the guitar originally put in the "system" as a sunburst, then the color got changed for whatever reason, and the label printed out with info stored in the system for that serial number? Who knows? Either way, it's a great guitar with a unique story. Enjoy :salude
Very beautiful Les Paul . My 2 cents is that the packing carton was simply mislabeled . No conspiracy theory or need to worry . Stranger and far worse things have happened to peoples guitars than that . Sometimes we look for logical explanations and there are none .
I have a "worse" mistake that that. I have a 2015 Gibson Memphis ES that I bought from CME in early 2018 at the very end of their of their Gibson Memphis warehouse blowout sale. It had languished in the Memphis warehouse, then stuck in a corner of the CME warehouse. There was supposedly some problem with it. The "problem" turned out to be that it wasn't what it was supposed to be. The box labels, the COA, and ultimately Gibson's records identify it as a 2016 "1959 ES-175D Vintage Burst VOS" reissue. But it is actually a 2015 "1954 ES-175D Dark Burst VOS" reissue. Only the s/n matches "everything". It took multiple emails, pics, etc. to get Gibson to confirm that I was correct about it being the 2015 model. But they refused to send me a corrected COA. And I doubt they corrected their records. But I have the emails for documentation purposes. FWIW, it is a fantastic guitar, supposedly one of 50 (51?) made for "worldwide" distribution and you won't believe how cheap it was!