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Sada Yairi

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  1. That is one stunning looking guitar.
  2. I really feel for you, having to settle for a lousy guitar like that. Those L4 Gibsons are just horrible, dreadful stuff. Sound bad, look bad, play bad. Have I convinced you to get rid of it? If so, I'll give you my address for shipping purposes.
  3. Good to get some specific info. Hopefully some will turn up in the second-hand market. I wonder if they were significantly more expensive than the standard figured-top 335?
  4. In looking around at the various 335 options I came across this: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/premier/detail.asp?stock=12062112163558 So it's a 335 with Iced Tea finish, gloss top but satin back, sides and neck. This is pretty much what I would ideally like (though I'd prefer 57s to Burstbuckers). It even has coil tapping. I haven't been able to find any other information about it. Was this just a temporary special run? When? How much did they go for? I'd really like to find out more. The blurb states: "An ES-335 with Zebra BurstBucker Pickups made splittable by activating Push/Pull Volume Potentiometers provides the classic look and feel of the ES-335 and the ability to dominate any genre of guitarist's needs with even greater tonal flexability. Nowhere else can you find guitars with the real tonal range control of switching from a rich BurstBucker to a hot Single Coil with the silent pull of the Volume knob. Once you have the control at your fingertips, you'll wonder what you did without the endless possibilities of sound. This Limited Run has a glossy top and a smooth satin everywhere else, with your choice of a summery Iced Tea Burst or intimidating Translucent Black." Anyone know more about them? How widely available were they? How likely am I to be able to find one on the second-hand market? Thanks!
  5. Maybe pasting the pics & info here might be helful: "An ES-335 with Zebra BurstBucker Pickups made splittable by activating Push/Pull Volume Potentiometers provides the classic look and feel of the ES-335 and the ability to dominate any genre of guitarist's needs with even greater tonal flexability. Nowhere else can you find guitars with the real tonal range control of switching from a rich BurstBucker to a hot Single Coil with the silent pull of the Volume knob. Once you have the control at your fingertips, you'll wonder what you did without the endless possibilities of sound. This Limited Run has a glossy top and a smooth satin everywhere else, with your choice of a summery Iced Tea Burst or intimidating Translucent Black." Anyone know more about them? Thanks!
  6. In looking around at the various 335 options I came across this: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/premier/detail.asp?stock=12062112163558 So it's a 335 with Iced Tea finish, gloss top but satin back, sides and neck. This is pretty much what I would ideally like (though I'd prefer 57s to Burstbuckers). It even has coil tapping. I haven't been able to find any other information about it. Was this just a temporary special run? When? How much did they go for? I'd really like to find out more.
  7. WILDKAT WILDKAT WILDKAT!!! Ok, now for the more subtle approach. What sort of music do you play (or intend to play)? I have a Wildkat and I can tell you it works well for everything from jazz to blues to 60's surf. Not so good for metal (which suits me just fine). It's a semi-hollow but it's routed which means very little issue with feedback because it doesn't have the volume of a larger capped body. Obviously the Wildkat is the more exotic looking too - every man and his dog has a Les Paul (not that there's anything wrong with that...). Have you played both? Which felt and sounded better to you? You'd probably be happy either way, but I really would recommend the Wildkat.
  8. Ok, I have now officially started saving to get one of these MKs, in the hope that they do become more widely available and in different finishes. I've also decided it's my custom jazz guitar that will have to be sacrificed to make this happen (mainly because it's pickups are the closest I have to Gibson 57s). I'm mentioning this so Gibson have some specific feedback to say there is demand for this guitar!
  9. A hollow with F holes and traditional looks & PUs? http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Designer/Gibson-USA/Midtown-Kalamazoo.aspx And reasonably priced (for a Gibson). If only they had a heritage cherry sunburst finish...
  10. Seems promising to me. I've been hoping for Gibson to come out with basically a hollow Wildkat with 57s, and this is it. Only two problems are availability and aesthetics. Not a fan of vintage sunburst, but aged cherry with nickel hardware, or antique natural (like my 'kat), or cherry sunburst, or so many others, and I'd be sold (assuming there were enough around to be able to try it first).
  11. It may not be relevant to you, but decide on what string gauge you want to use before you decide on the tuners. The aperture of the locking mechanism may not be large enough for the E and maybe A strings (as I found out when installing 12s on my jazz guitar with locking tuners).
  12. My jazz guitar technically isn't a Dot, but the design is very similar. I have 12s on it and they work well with the vintage pickups (SD59 & Van Zandt) without feeling huge to play on. Have you access to some guitars with different gauge strings? Probably better to feel for yourself rather than guess.
  13. So Erik, how did it work out? Did any of the above suggestions seem worthwhile, or did you come up with another option?
  14. Yep, I think you're imagining the whole thing. On the other hand, if there were photos... And in the time it took me to type that, you've added the clip. I gues that'll do...
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