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  1. I only have one at the moment. My first Gibson. Gibson ES-330 VOS Untitled by D Y, on Flickr
  2. I actually like both reds you posted.. I stand by my preference that an ES looks soooo goood in Cherry Red than any other color.. although its strange to see a Lucille in a different color other than black and gold. LOL. but its a nice one! how does yours play? I actually want to get the Epiphone version of it.. on the 64, I see that the string alignment is also not centered and leaning towards the treble side.. Im guessing thats more expensive than my 330 VOS.. im sensing that this is quite a normal thing for Gibsons and having strings centered on the fretboard is a lucky one.. LO
  3. Hi sir, Thank you. Like you, I was very impressed with the VOS finish. I like it better than any of the stage of Fender relic'ing.. and at least the body doesnt have any dents or scratches.. just dulling of paint and some hardware dulling, although I might buff those with rusted parts as it doesnt look so appealing. LOL on sunburst, Im okay if its a vintage piece, with the checks and real nitro fade and wear.. I dont like them shiny and new.. thats another reason why I didnt go for the other standard Memphis in sunset burst.. and I also dont like the burst at the back.. the stock pho
  4. The stock photos are actually deceiving.. but when it arrived, it was just Cherry Red.. but I love this color anyway, dark or just standard cherry, Im okay with it.. would love to have it just like it was in the stock photo though..
  5. on this photo, its very noticeable; Untitled by D Y, on Flickr the strings run over the pickup poles perfectly which is great, but you can still see the strings leaning toward the bass side here; Untitled by D Y, on Flickr Yes, it really doesnt affect playability, and it plays really well. I dont see it when playing and i forget about it when I’m in the tone zone anyway lol. but there are times when I just open the case, bring the guitar our, and stare at it and marvel on its beauty. Then I see the slight misalignment.
  6. thank you sir, it is very hard to photograph! Well, the red is the perfect shade of red that I love on ES-3xx guitars. And the only other color I want on an ES is black. the wood grain is visible, but the wood itself isn’t crazy figured. You can see some grains but its Kind of plain looking, which is fine by me. Not really looking to get that crazy grains you can see on vintage ES-3xx guitars. Maybe when its older and the color is fading, the grains would pop more!
  7. thank you sir. TBH, Its just aesthetics to me, including all the issues Ive mentioned (tooling marks on bindings, etc etc), and its just driving my OCD and given the fact that I cannot unscrew and re-screw the neck on this one and thats giving me something to think about even if its very slight. i’m used to have very little real estate on both sides as Ive been playing vintage spec teles and I never had any problem. i do agree with you that it really plays nice. Solidly built and VERY NICE sounding instrument. It actually sounds better unplugged than my Yamaha Fs820. Lol.
  8. Also, are you guys bothered by the slight misalignment of strings? its leaning towards the bass side and while it's not affecting playability, its triggering my OCD.. not sure if the neck is set incorrectly or the bridge itself.. I also see this on other Les Pauls, 335's SGs, etc.. I know I can notch the saddles and have it spread evenly across the fretboard, but I prefer the strings to be centered on the saddles instead.. did you guys have this kind of problem with your Gibsons? I dont want to return it as it sounds so good, and besides the fact that its a 2018 model and I may
  9. Finally, its here!! My first high end, one time big time purchase.. my first ever Gibson.. Due to reading all the negative comments about Gibson, over the years, I have learned to avoid them. Having never played one, this was a gamble. It was a big risk ordering online.. The store I bought this from is the only store that has it and it's from another state.. Knowing the horror stories, I was really afraid of getting a lemon. But when I opened it, played it, all my fears where unfounded.. This is a really great guitar.. solidly built and its in the right shade of Cherry that
  10. Initial set up done.. Still waiting for the neck to react/move to the higher tension of 11s.. So I didnt touch the truss rod at the moment.. Feels pretty good under the fingers.. as expected, narrow string spacing.. I think I'll let my luthier tweak that to Fender-ish specs.. My telecasters' frets have been professionally levelled, and I was able to set it up in the same action as my Telecasters.. pretty amazing and no fret buzz! although I'm concerned about the height of the frets.. Frets 1,2,3 and 4 have varying degrees of fret wear/indentation.. Im sure it has
  11. My first ever minor fret work polish.. There are some fret wear on the first few frets, but nothing deep.. The tarnish is so hard, scotch brite didnt work.. its not removing anything so had to use steel wool Before and after! then a little bit of Australian Orange Oil Wood conditioner
  12. I think I’m done. I dont need anymore guitars. This new one brings it up to three, and I certainly cannot handle any more than that. Ive had 5 and it became problematic. Lol. After falling in love with Florentine Cutaways, specifically the ES-125TDC, I searched high and low for an affordable, yet built solidly, and has quality feel to it. The new 2019 Epiphone George Thorogood ES125 was a surprise, I was really thinking of buying it, but I have my hesitations, especially after having a Casino made in the Epiphone Factory in China, that has some issues I cannot get over with
  13. Yes sir, Matsumoku Factory (early 80's to late 80s?) are 16th fret joint, Terada (mid 80's to mid 90s) on the other hand is 17th fret join back in
  14. Ive looked it up sir, I am afraid that it is different. 65 Casinos, Elitists are from Terada yes, but these are original Kalamazoo spec 16th fret joint.. I'm half wishing Terada recycled dimensions for hardwares and pickup placement but a friend from another forum confirmed that it is different from 90's Terada.. I think the closest lead I can ask is, is there anyone who has a Korean Epiphone Casino.. those are also made with 17th fret join.. I think those might be easier to source.. Another thing to confirm is, are Korean Epiphone Sorrentos using the same pickguard as Korean Epiphone C
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