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  1. Are you a Gibson employee, or a shareholder? 🤔
  2. Agreed - real cheap out on Gibsons part (as usual). The gig bag is just plain stupid for an ES series guitar. The 235 will fit nicely in an ES-339 hard case. I found one at my local shop and its perfect.
  3. Yes, almost all the time with Gibson's in particular. Very easy fix. Loosen and remove the strings from the nut slot and simply (but carefully) sand the sharp edges of the nut over to round them a bit with 800 grit or higher automotive sand paper (body finishing). I usually tape off the fretboard at the first fret just to be safe. I then finish it off smooth with 1200 - 1500 grit. 2000 grit + will polish it up nicely if you want to take the extra step. (I do) As usual, the customer is finishing Gibson's work that should have been completed at the factory before the guitar left. 😐
  4. Similar in that Epiphone produces better builds than Gibson USA. The parallel is uncanny! I still don't understand how Gibson, even today under new management, cannot put tuners on straight and headstock/fretboard inlays without fill. Mounting a pickguard properly so the underlying nut does not dig into the top. Properly removing the file marks off the fretboard and binding. Mounting a neck pick-up on an ES series guitar with a pickup ring that doesn't slope down so much that one end almost touches the strings when the height is correctly adjusted. I better stop. 😊
  5. I have a 2012 ES-335 as well and I bought it specifically for the comfortable neck profile. Although the hang tag said "slim taper", it did indeed feel a bit beefier and comfortable - I can't stand the slim taper profile and can't play one for long without my hand cramping up. I didn't go to the extent of research that you did on Gibson neck profiles, but there is no question that my 2012 is not a slim taper. Rounded C would make sense as it's not near as big as a 50"s style.
  6. Yes, if I recall the history, Jack got his design idea at 3:35 on a Sunday afternoon after 334 previous attempts. 😄
  7. Just proves again that the only opinion that really matters is your own! It's even more special as it was a gift from your brother. Happy story and a nice looking guitar there....
  8. Awesome job, thanks for posting that. I'm going to spend some time learning 😃.
  9. I currently have an SG and have had several over the years. I can vouch for its versatility, as others have stated here. A pleasure to play - and I have never been bothered by any neck dive 😏. Keep in mind, from a historical perspective, that Gibson in fact designed and introduced the SG as a replacement for the Les Paul in 1961 (and it wasn't re-named as the SG until 1963. The Les Paul wasn't re-introduced until 1968) - so they weren't really targeting a specific genre of music (at that time of course). With the excellent upper fret access, I think its more versatile than the Les
  10. I have played a few in the shop. My disappointment (a deal breaker for me) was the poor upper fret access. Very deceiving for a double cut. I liked everything else about them including the price and build quality. Definitely try before you buy unless upper fret access (past the 14th fret) is a non-issue for you.
  11. I get the relic thing and have no gripe if that's what you prefer. However, and IMO, this is perfectly in keeping with the Gibson "bizzaro world" pricing of nearly all their products. Extra bizarre though as the SG seemed to be the only reasonably priced "real Gibson" guitar left in their line up (compared to LP's and hollow/semi-hollows). :mellow: Custom Shop = Custom price.
  12. Love Mesa Boogie, and your new amp there is killer looking.
  13. bobalu

    MHS pickups

    The reason I bought my 2016 ES Les Paul was for the MHS pups. I think they sound fabulous. Sorry I can't comment on Custom Buckers, and BB's are too bright for my liking (I'm seeing a pattern in this thread - if you like BB's, you won't care for the MHS... :))
  14. Follow up to my April 19th post #15 above - the 235 fit's nicely in an ES-339 hardshell case, perfectly actually.
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