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#1 User is offline   Larsongs 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:51 PM

Which new ES Series Guitars have the MHS Pickups?

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#2 User is offline   Rob Mackillop 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:29 AM

1959 ES-345 and 1964 ES-345 for sure, maybe others. I love them.
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:18 AM

 Larsongs, on 09 August 2014 - 11:51 PM, said:

Which new ES Series Guitars have the MHS Pickups?

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Lars


This MyLesPaul link reveals a 335 to have had them:

http://www.mylespaul...ec-pickups.html
GUITARS: 1978 Gibson Les Paul 25 / 50; Gibson ES345 1959 Reissue; 1974 Yamaha AE12 jazz box; Yamaha SG2000: Fender "Roland Ready" Strat; Epiphone Les Paul '56; Epiphone SG400; HK Steinberger copy; Cimar Classical.
AMPS & EFFECTS: Various effects, synths and Mesa Maverick 1 x 12.
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#4 User is offline   Larsongs 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:34 AM

After doing a bit of research it seems the Price point for ES Guitars with MHS Pickups start at $4099.00 Street price. Except for the new ES Les Paul which I wasn't even aware existed? It's a cross between a Semi hollow ES & a Les Paul with MHS Pups. Street is about $2799.00.

Does anyone here have one or tried one? What do you think? Actually the Black one looks pretty cool. They are in the 6lb. Range. If it had a Bigsby I'd jump on one.

But more important is Sound, playability etc.

Thoughts & opinions appreciated,

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Lars

Link http://www2.gibson.c...S-Les-Paul.aspx
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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:28 PM

Never played one Lars let alone owned one.

I admit to liking the look of them and did toy once with the idea of trying to get one. But when I thought about it I decided against as it isn't a 335 semi-acoustic style and neither is it a Les Paul. It is something else entirely. Maybe they are fantastic. I would expect them to be good. But I'd need a long period of being able to play about on one before I would consider buying.
GUITARS: 1978 Gibson Les Paul 25 / 50; Gibson ES345 1959 Reissue; 1974 Yamaha AE12 jazz box; Yamaha SG2000: Fender "Roland Ready" Strat; Epiphone Les Paul '56; Epiphone SG400; HK Steinberger copy; Cimar Classical.
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Posted 12 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

 Pin, on 12 August 2014 - 01:28 PM, said:

Never played one Lars let alone owned one.

I admit to liking the look of them and did toy once with the idea of trying to get one. But when I thought about it I decided against as it isn't a 335 semi-acoustic style and neither is it a Les Paul. It is something else entirely. Maybe they are fantastic. I would expect them to be good. But I'd need a long period of being able to play about on one before I would consider buying.


I pretty much agree with what you're saying.

I added a link to Gibson to view this Guitar. http://www2.gibson.c...S-Les-Paul.aspx

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:26 PM

I played a '65 ES345 reissue (cherry red) with those pickups in it. I can tell you they are the best sounding pickup Gibson's come up with in a long time, definitely beat the Custom Buckers that the Custom Shop uses on their LP reissues. That same day I played a 1960 Les Paul reissue and the 345 blew it away. Given that the les Paul was poorly set up and its my favorite guitar ever.. The best thing Gibson could do is put those MHS pickups in some solid-body Les Pauls.




Yes those pickups are THAT amazing
Kid, you haven't played guitar 'till you've played a Les Paul
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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:07 AM

 Larsongs, on 09 August 2014 - 11:51 PM, said:

Which new ES Series Guitars have the MHS Pickups?

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Lars


The new ES349 is equipped with them. It's the mini ES345
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:36 PM

MHS, as you probably know, stands for Memphis Historic Spec.

As such, I believe they come humbucker style and they also come P-90 style.

The ES-330 uses MHS pickups, and I can tell you that I think these are the coolest sounding P90's I have ever heard. I just love mine. It's the tone of the 60's for sure!
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