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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by keithb7, Aug 7, 2011.
Early 1960 Es345
Recently traded for...love it...original stoptail
Gibson ES137 Custom
A couple of years ago, I sold my '96 Howard Roberts Fusion. Didn't really bond with it and I thought I'd use the cash to fund some other GAS. After a while I missed that semi-hollow sound and bought me an Epi Dot. I was fully satisfied with it until I saw someone selling this dead mint ES137 Custom a few months ago. I got lucky and picked it up for $1200 CAN. It is a sweet sounding, gorgeous guitar. Compared to my Howard Roberts, the action and playability is superb.
Just ordered an ES-330 VOS in Sunburst...... 20 mins ago... !!!! I'm very very excited.
Now i just have to sell some stuff to pay for it!
There is one in there somewhere
My new ES-330 VOS Sunburst arrived yesterday! Pics to follow once i figure that out!
Love it but i'm a bit confused at trying to
A: Work out the serial number (guitar dater project thingy does not recognise it)
B: It came in a brown case with charcoal interior, I've seen others on youtube come in black case with a pink interior and with a black 'shroud'?!
Placed an order yesterday for an es339
Used but in brand new collection. A bloke brought it, it sat in a case and he traded it in, which is odd.
Got the 59 neck.
I've read that most people put heavier strings on these. I use 10-46 on my teles. Is it worth trying 11s or 12s?
I play 9s and 10s on my strat and tele and have gone to 11s on my Epi Sheraton II. I feel like it gives me more dynamic range with different picking approaches. But the guitar tech who I had do the set up thought I was nuts.
Great pics of a sweet looking axe! Congrats.
Here's my ES-335:
I'm in! Picked up an Epi ES-339 P90 Pro yesterday in Pelham Blue, traded my project Epi LP Jr for it. Love it so far. Would post more pics, but i've found the pictures really don't do it justice.
I'm in guys !
CS ES 339
just surprised by the serial number (looks not carved but printed) I didnt expect that for a custom shop. But sounds really great!
Yup! Es style guitars. You gotta love them!
I've got two. The older of these is a 1980 ES-Artist. Before me it had been owned by an instructor at Berklee School of Music. He's switched out the odd Moog active electronics for a more typical, but extremely well thought out, wiring set up. Duncan PUPS, phase and coil tapping. She is a total sweetheart that I'd had custom setup for myself shortly after I got her in about 1999. As good a neck as any guitar from any period I've ever played. And such a range of sounds!
My 2nd "ES" style guitar is much newer, but in another sense much "older." It is an Ibanez Artcore ASR-70 that I purchased new about three years ago with one purpose in mind: Getting the sound of the guitar I used on the Abstracts' now classic song "Always Always" way back in 1964.
That instrument was a Gibson ES125TCD. A full hollow body (thin) with P90s. Few guitars today sound quite like it. The ASR-70 gets very, very close. Especially once I installed a Bigsby B3.
In truth the ASR-70 is a much better guitar than that old ES-125 ever was. Better neck, better fingerboard, better feel throughout. (But the same great P90 sound!) And to my own surprise I find myself using it for all sort of music, from surf to old blues and primitive rock.
Here are a couple of examples...
gorgeous guitars duc!
'58 ES 125 3/4
Wow! That's precious! Have you had it since it was new?
I've had it since 1972.
That is my dream guitar.
2005 ES-137, #1 in my arsenal.
I love this colour!