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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by keithb7, Aug 7, 2011.
I've got a lovely pair of blonde models .
A 1957 ES-225TDN:
A 1972 ES340TD, which I got last week:
'56 ES-225. Single P-90 in the middle position gives a unique bite. Like a possum.
My 2012 Fat Neck ES-335...
2014 figured cherry - birthday gift!
My 1960 near mint ES 330. Never even had a second strap button added.
Some of my ES's
Gawd - I've just looked at the last page and I'm floored.
Love the 225's and the 330's and a fat neck 335 has to be awesome.
Would love to rejoin this club by buying a 135. With the P-whatever's.
That's a modest enough dream isn't it ?
My ES 137 Custom
Since a couple of weeks I'm the owner of a lovely old ES-125. The FON has faded, so it's hard to date it, but based on the flat back, the 19-fret neck and the tapered headstock, I'd say it's somewhere between 1949 and 1951.
Unfortunately it seems to have been used as a parts guitar and most of the original hardware had been replaced and the P90 was replaced by a humbucker (although a nice old T-Top with stamped pattent number). Only the pickguard and the numberless perspex barrel knobs seem original.
I did a 'quick-fix': put a Lollar P90 and covered the enlarged cut out with a plactic strip, put back a more apropriate tailpiece (it had an old German one on it that didn't look correct). Strangly enough both the braces supporting the top are completely gone!! Glue traces tell they once must have been there, but they seem to be gone for a long time already. Did they become unglued and someone just pulled them out through the f-holes or pickup hole? Who knows.... Still the top was fine, no sinking at all. To prevent sinking of the top in the future I put a staple (or sound post) under the bridge and that seems to work well.
Here are some pics:
This is the staple in place:
And here's a quick try out just after installing the P90:
Here's my 2014 Memphis 345.
'82 ES335-Dot with original Shaw-buckers and in rare Wine Red....
ES137-Custom in Mickey D's Burst...
Here are my babies.
ES-335 (Memphis, gloss dot neck)
ES-330 1959 VOS Historic
(tidepoolbay, I love that 295!)
Sometimes I consider selling one of my '59 335 Historics for one of these.
Historic 335 is pretty stiff competition, but if you have an extra laying around, I guess...
This is my first Historic, and WOW. Gibson knocked it out of the park. It's an amazing guitar. The 16th fret neck joint and steep-ish angle gives it a real comfortable feel.
Yes they did knock it out of the park with their offerings.
I currently have two posted somewhere earlier in this thread.
G yu itar got away but still have the 63' Supro amp!!
Here are my two additions to the club, a 2014 Memphis Figured 335 and my recently added 1966 ES-125TC.
97 Nashville, love this thing !
Gibson ES-140T 1959
The ES-140 on the right is a 1956, belonging to a friend