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Mike Manhost

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  1. Which one did you get? The Royal Tan or Sunburst with black pick up covers?
  2. Have a USA Made Casino and ES -335 Vintage Satin Sunburst Love them both but they could not be more different in sound and feel
  3. Was thinking the same thing, and I get a ton of sustain from my USA one, its sounded nothing like mine.
  4. some more info here Can you tell us about the development of the Calibrated T-Type pickups?“That was something Jim DeCola was working on. Some of the most musical and underrated Gibson pickups ever were those made in the late 60s through the 1970s, with the ‘T’ on the top of the bobbins. Jim remade them as ‘T-Type’ instead of ‘T-Top’ since they are covered anyway and we weren’t going to remould the bobbins.“But otherwise they are the same specs. Alnico V magnets of course. And ‘Calibrated’ refers to the fact that they are intentionally selected for neck and bridge – slightly underwound neck pickups and slightly overwound bridge pickups. We selected them for the Gibson USA ES models because they sounded too good not to use them!” https://guitar.com/features/gibson-mat-koehler-memphis-to-nashville/
  5. For those looking for a comparison to the Chinese made one
  6. Want, anybody have this or recommend the company?
  7. I live in the States, and wanted the Sim Harpo or the USA made Casino, whichever I could get first. The Casino won out.
  8. Yes, just amazed in my 40 years of playing I have never encountered them before. But now I am a total convert!
  9. I believe the Epiphone site might have them in stock now, or at least last week they did, I almost ordered from there.
  10. It's really hard to put the guitar down. I have been playing guitar for about 40 years. Own a 335, Tele, and Strat, (owned a Les Paul years ago), and love them all. This is the first P90 and hollow body electric guitar I have ever owned, so a lot is new here for me. The P90's completely blow me away. I know my way around single coil and humbuckers pretty well, but I am totally ignorant about the P90, and cannot believe I have not crossed its path before. Its the perfect pickup, a almost perfect cross of the two. Has the dynamic range and touch sensitivity I like in single coils, but a little more heft of the humbucker. There is no bad setting between the 3 pickup combinations, but the middle setting with both pickups is just outstanding. That combined with the hollow body gives it one of the most rounded pleasant tones I have ever heard, no matter what amp I play it through. It takes every pedal I can throw at it. The Guitar feels balsa wood light, it barely feels like it's there, almost like a toy guitar. Playing it involves almost no work, it has to be the easiest instrument I have ever played. Will give more later, but I have to get back to it.
  11. It's really hard to put the guitar down. I have been playing guitar for about 40 years. Own a 335, Tele, and Strat, (owned a Les Paul years ago), and love them all. This is the first P90 and hollow body electric guitar I have ever owned, so a lot is new here for me. The P90's completely blow me away. I know my way around single coil and humbuckers pretty well, but I am totally ignorant about the P90, and cannot believe I have not crossed its path before. Its the perfect pickup, a almost perfect cross of the two. Has the dynamic range and touch sensitivity I like in single coils, but a little more heft of the humbucker. There is no bad setting between the 3 pickup combinations, but the middle setting with both pickups is just outstanding. That combined with the hollow body gives it one of the most rounded pleasant tones I have ever heard, no matter what amp I play it through. It takes every pedal I can throw at it. The Guitar feels balsa wood light, it barely feels like it's there, almost like a toy guitar. Playing it involves almost no work, it has to be the easiest instrument I have ever played. Will give more later, but I have to get back to it.
  12. Gorgeous guitar you have there! I am absolutely loving mine. First Casino and P90 guitar and I am absolutely in love. I played the MIK ones a couple of months ago, so my memory is probably not that great, but what differences do you notice?
  13. For me, I like the longer headstock. Being a huge Beatles fan, I have always loved the one on Lennon's
  14. I did get an email from Gibson/Epiphone, and it seems they are in stock and available. The Chrome pick up covers might be more historically accurate? Maybe that's why the higher demand? And BTW, I do not believe you have this beautiful guitar until you post some amazing pics of it 🙂 I'll wait.....
  15. I am loving the black pick up covers on the Vintage Sunburst though. I feel like the chrome ones wash out on the Royal Tan version.
  16. Yeah, totally. I don't mind the inlays the wrong way, LOVE the black pickup covers, only quibble (and a small one) is that I would have preferred the larger headstock.
  17. Wow, thanks. I'm super excited, the only quibble (and its small) is that I wish it had the larger headstock.
  18. I just called them, and spoke to a guy there named Allen who gave me unbelievable service. He said the guitar came in Friday night, went up on their wall, and was pulled down minutes later for them to ship to me. The only person who has touched it, was him, and he said he played it for about 3 minutes. He is having is vintage guitar guy set it up, great guy and incredible service. While I was on the phone to him, someone handed him a 20k vintage flying V. 🙂
  19. Just ordered one from a GC in Hollywood, Ca. Coming end of this week, but might be a floor model. Super excited, anyone else have them yet? Would love to hear any and all thought
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