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Old 02-11-2012, 02:38 PM
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I have a question -- I'm trying to understand the current Gibson Les Paul lineup (standard, traditional, standard tradition pro plus top OMFG) and ran into something I don't understand. Perusing GC's web site I see that, for example, this guitar comes in seven finishes, some of which are labeled "with serial #", and you can select what serial number you want on a secondary list, which is sorted by location (e.g. "Fall's Church, VA").

1) What the hell is that all about? Why are they spoofing serial numbers?
2) If you choose one of these "serial number" finishes, are you basically counterfeiting some historic guitar?
3) And if you do so, is there no "actual" serial number for that guitar?
4) And you don't, do the other finishes have NO serial #?