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  1. http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Archtop/Epiphone-Inspired-by-1966-Century-Archtop.aspx
  2. As kidblast said, it's a piece of cake to install, but I couldn't affirm that I noticed a significant increase in sustain either. It is an instant cure for neck-dive though! I have installed them on two of mine.
  3. I leave mine on, but it is a short trip, and I am very careful with it. You can also shorten the arm a little by sliding it in a bit more than normal. I hate the allen screws. I don't understand why Epi or Bigsby doesn't replace them with thumbscrews, like the ones on violin tuners, etc.
  4. From the Guitar Dater Project: http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx Guitar Info Your guitar was made at the Muse Plant, China August 1922 Production Number: 1581 Muse Incorporated Muse Incorporated has been in existence for 10 years, Headquartered in Inchon, Korea, with additional plants in Weifang, China. Muse builds guitars, basses and amplifiers.
  5. Here is some info... http://www.fenderforum.com/forum.html?db=&topic_number=755924
  6. Does it really matter? You're probably going to end up with both anyway, especially if you hang around here...LOL!
  7. I would have been tempted to buy it and slap different stickers over the the others. I got mine off Ebay for $350. It was not original. It had been upgraded with gold hardware, hotter gold Gibson pickups (8.6 neck & 12.? bridge), and I have added a gold Kahler Hybrid (gold stringlock ordered). The action was a little too high for me with the TonePro wraparound that came on the guitar, and it was chrome instead of gold. I know...I know...PICS!! I really need to get a camera!
  8. I just sent Derek an email to request dimensions of his switches. Thanks Tweed2!
  9. I became interested in the ToneStyler because of it's compact size. The Hawk has a fairly thin body, not to say that a Varitone definitely will not fit, but the control cavity is not very deep. I did notice a short version of the Varitone on Ebay recently.
  10. I have a '94 Gibson Hawk (body similar to Nighthawk). It was originally H/H with a single tone/single volume. A previous owner added a third pot, and it is currently configured as vol/vol/tone. I prefer a single volume/tone configuration, and was considering adding a Varitone to replace the 3rd pot. I ran across the ToneStyler, and wondered if anyone has any experience with them as an alternative to the Varitone. I have also posted this in the Gibson forum, but the Epiphone forum seems more responsive.
  11. I have a '97 Gibson Hawk. It was originally H/H with a single tone/single volume. A previous owner added a third pot, and it is currently configured as vol/vol/tone. I prefer a single volume/tone configuration, and was considering adding a Varitone to replace the 3rd pot. I ran across the ToneStyler, and wondered if anyone has any experience with them as an alternative to the Varitone.
  12. If tuning stability is your concern, you could replace the Bigsby spring with a short piece of dowel.
  13. Hey kensh999 - You made me chuckle with your statement about the stickers. I was just thinking earlier this morning...bumper stickers are probably thicker than the vinyl on my Epi cases! I do have an older flat top EPI Dot/335 case with the good tolex. Must have been made before the archtop cases. I have Gator ATA cases to use with my Dots and SGs (Just one of each for transport), and they are great. I suppose I will just get the Epi case for now, and hope Gator or SKB catches on to the pent up demand.
  14. I don't need a Gibson case. The Epi cases are available. What I would like to have is a regular molded case, or an ATA molded case. I have checked with Gator and SKB. Neither currently have a case for an ES339. SKB stated they are developing a universal case, but did not have an expected availability date. I do not have any idea how many ES339 units have been produced by Gibson and Epiphone combined, but since it has been in production since 2007 by Gibson, I really expected more case options. On the brighter side...I love the guitar! Mine was a Level 2 at musiciansfriend in wine red. I could only find one small blem where the binding was not masked perfectly, and it is barely noticeable. This one has a 2014 Limited edition logo. I have not checked the serial number for the actual production date.
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