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  1. Es339. 9 for a 59 neck profile. AVS for antique vintage sunburst. NH1 for bright nickel hardware
  2. I have no idea what you are talking about. I deal mainly with Cutom shop guitars

  3. Either way, the 339's are made in the same shop, Memphis, as the original run that had the decals.
  4. The 339's are made in Memphis which IS part of the Custom Shop just in a different location. Memphis Custom Shop. The changes you mentioned are mainly because the first run of 500 339's had the decal and the booklet. Over the years as part of cost savings, those things were cut. If you are looking at a 339, it is a Custom Shop build in Memphis. To my knowledge, there has only been one 339 made in Nashville.
  5. You can not go directly to Gibson for an order unless you are a sponsored artist or big name player. I would suggest contacting Music Zoo, Chicago Music or Wildwood (random order not any particular reason) and ask for a Custom order quote. The program is still alive and doing very well. There are really no "run outs' or seconds as everything they make is made to order for a dealer.
  6. 2007 should still be ebony
  7. Certificates are not reissued. You will have to contact Guitar Center to see if they have found the original certificate.
  8. CR9

    WTB R7 Goldtop

    A "massive" neck is going to add weight. I would say that you may be looking for a chambered Les Paul. I have had several of the CR7's with necks as you describe. HUGE. The year and the R number has really nothing to do with the neck profile as each are hand formed and certain dealers have ordered different profiles. i once had a CR that had a neck smaller than an R0. Looking for a specific neck profile without trying it yourself is probably going to not have the results you want unless you know the salesperson and they know what you like. The biggest neck profile that normally comes out o
  9. The value is about the same new or used. If one plays better or fits you better, go with that one. No matter which one you get, you will always think the other one could have been better. If they are equal, get the one that looks better to you.
  10. The binding color and the red bleeding into the binding are normal. Some have more or less red bleeding. That is due to the analine dye used on the back and sides and the use of a lacquer finish. It probably would not bleed on a poly finished guitar but that would not be historically correct for a Les Paul. I have had many that look just like yours.
  11. CR9

    Johnny A

    Wish I still had mine..... Check out: Johnny A registry
  12. I had 2 of the original run of 339's and loved them so much, I sold them and custom ordered a 339 one-off. This is what the wiring looks like before it goes in. Mine has paper in oil caps and the stock caps or normally used.
  13. If you have already played the R8 and it is amazing, then your search has ended. I don't know how any other guitar could be better then "amazing". Buying an R8 or an R7 without playing it is a major gamble even if you trust the sales person. Your opinion of the guitar may not be the same as the person telling you about it. You can really only make the decision by playing both yourself. If you want an R7 more than an R8, you should find a way to play some. Each one will be different than the next as there are so many variables in wood, pickups and neck profiles. Just my opinion.....
  14. The KDF at the bottom of the orange label is the final assembly inspector of that guitar. T for thin line. D for dual pickups. 2011 made on the 236th day and the 703rd one made.
  15. I had 2 of the original run 339's and am fine with the original lightweight tailpiece. I now had a new 339 that i really like. I know that is probably what you want to hear but I do not have any issues with the original. Gibson tail
  16. A real Bigsby and tuners will cost you that much. Fakes from ??? country and from one guy that I know that bought from there, the guitar received was NOTHING like those photos. Last year I found a photo of one of my guitars on another site in China. It was a one-off, custom order and while looking at the site I was also looking at my guitar in my hands. Some of the sites steal photos and then send you crap. I am not saying this is one of those site (for legal reasons)
  17. 2001 Customs were not made in the Custom Shop. No COA
  18. Sam does the best graphic work on guitars out there. No photo can ever capture how great they look in person. He is also one great guy to talk with. I would love to own one of his guitars. When NASCAR starts racing at the Nashville speedway again, we may get to see a few more of his guitars.
  19. They will not release production numbers except on rare occasions of a special run. Even the numbers you see from the 50's & 60's are not 100% accurate. Many reasons, good and bad, for this policy. I bet, as only a guess, the number of Tal Farlow reissues are very low.
  20. "At this time Gibson doesn't have any Custom Shop SG's to offer" is because nobody/dealer has ordered one. They do not make guitars to keep in stock at the shop, only ones that have ordered by a dealer. If your dealer was a Custom Shop dealer, they should have ben able to request a quote for what you want. You may want to check with several Custom dealers to see if they have what you want.
  21. This information is still correct.
  22. Possibly a custom order although that logo was used regularly by the Custom Shop. It was used on a lot of the CS-XXX models. CS-336, CS-356, etc. But still there are not a lot of them out there.
  23. Look at the orange label inside the bass side F-hole. I bet it is an ES359 not a 339. CS050323 will "probably" be a 2010 made in Memphis and the 323rd one from that run.
  24. CR9

    COA needed

    I do not ever recall seeing a 2002 ES175 with a COA. I am "almost" positive they did not unless it was a special model. The general rule to get a replacement COA, you must be the original owner and have the original paperwork with serial number and then send the documentation and the guitar to Gibson for verification. (Might make a good vacation to take it to Nashville). There are a few things they would need to see and check before issuing a COA. The COA is so easy to fake that it has little value but it is really needed to complete the full "case candy" package. If you are not the origi
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