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Gibson ES Club. All ES models.

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by keithb7, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    I've got a lovely pair of blonde models ;).

    A 1957 ES-225TDN:

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    A 1972 ES340TD, which I got last week:

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  2. tfaux

    tfaux TDPRI Member

    83
    Feb 29, 2012
    Urbana, IL
    '56 ES-225. Single P-90 in the middle position gives a unique bite. Like a possum.

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  3. Paul45

    Paul45 Tele-Meister

    277
    Jul 8, 2007
    UK
    My 2012 Fat Neck ES-335...

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  4. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    FL
    2014 figured cherry - birthday gift!
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  5. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Age:
    67
    Dec 29, 2007
    Brisbane Australia
    My 1960 near mint ES 330. Never even had a second strap button added. :cool:

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  6. Tidepoolbay

    Tidepoolbay Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2009
    Franklin New Jersey

  7. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    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 ?
     

  8. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sand Land
    My ES 137 Custom

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  9. Little Jay

    Little Jay Tele-Meister

    341
    Jul 20, 2009
    The Netherlands
    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.

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    This is the staple in place:

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    And here's a quick try out just after installing the P90:
     

  10. bossaddict

    bossaddict TDPRI Member

    67
    Jul 22, 2014
    Birmingham, AL
    Here's my 2014 Memphis 345.

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  11. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    50
    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    ES-125TDC (1966)

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  12. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    '82 ES335-Dot with original Shaw-buckers and in rare Wine Red....

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    ES137-Custom in Mickey D's Burst...

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  13. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Here are my babies.
    ES-335 (Memphis, gloss dot neck)
    ES-330 1959 VOS Historic

    (tidepoolbay, I love that 295!)

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  14. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2007
    Bluesland, Texas


    Love it.
    Sometimes I consider selling one of my '59 335 Historics for one of these.
     

  15. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Historic 335 is pretty stiff competition, but if you have an extra laying around, I guess... :D

    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.
     

  16. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2007
    Bluesland, Texas
    Yes they did knock it out of the park with their offerings.

    I currently have two posted somewhere earlier in this thread.
     

  17. bobsway

    bobsway Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 25, 2012
    Erie, Pa, USA
    ES125TDC
    Year?
    G yu itar got away but still have the 63' Supro amp!!
     

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  18. Paulie13

    Paulie13 Tele-Holic

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    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta
    Here are my two additions to the club, a 2014 Memphis Figured 335 and my recently added 1966 ES-125TC.


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  19. Henfield Tele

    Henfield Tele Tele-Meister

    355
    Oct 30, 2012
    West Sussex Uk
    97 Nashville, love this thing ! ImageUploadedByTDPRI1448719957.113398.jpg
     
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  20. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    NGD
    Gibson ES-140T 1959
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