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  1. Hi

    I am lооking fоr a gуntle and SEXy man

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    Kisses Mrfett

  2. Very sorry to hear this, RAR was a great source of knowledge a really nice guy here on the forum. RIP RAR.
  3. thanks so much for the replies guys. I've read through this forum and a few others searching for info on what exactly Gibson meant by "Each Limited Edition True Vintage SJ-200 and J-45 will be built with a top made from solid Red Spruce, a rare and highly prized tone wood, and will be constructed with hot hide glue, just like back in the day." I imagine it's been too long for anyone to remember (if they ever really knew the answer to begin with). It's all good. Thanks for the replies though, I got the guitar and it's wonderful.
  4. Hello, I have a kind of silly question, pretty much one of those requests for information in order to justify a purchase lol. I've found a pretty nice 2008 J-45 Limited True Vintage VOS, one of the 167 they made with the Adirondack spruce tops. I know there's a decent up-charge now for the all hide glue Wildwood New Vintage models, and I was hoping someone could tell me if the 2008 VOS models were constructed the same way. The press release at the time said they were "constructed with hot hide glue", but does that mean just the top, the whole guitar, or what? I'm mostly just trying to figure out what a fair price is for one of the VOS models and where it fits spec-wise among the plethora of J-45 models. I'm not interested in any potential gain in tone or whatever. Most of these seem like lovely instruments. Thanks!
  5. lol right good catch. Clapton gave it to George who then used it while recording the White Album I believe right? Apparently John Sebastian also owned that famous Spoonful Burst too.
  6. Hope you let us know what you do.
  7. That's a respectable price for that finish, IMO. It's on the high side, so I wouldn't expect you could get your money out for 10 years or so. Still, those Shaw pickups are considered great (I've played some and was impressed), and the guitar is approaching vintage age at this point. You say you played it and liked it... no chance of them coming down to $3,100? There's value in being able to try the guitar in person, but $400 in value? Check Gbase and see what other dealers are asking for them. I think those dealers often come off their listed prices by $100-$300 dollars.
  8. yeah wow, cool 12 string!
  9. I'd definitely go used, as long as you realize that buying from an authorized Gibson dealer can save you a lot of money compared to the MAP you see online. You should be able to get ~40% off MSRP (not MAP) through a local store if you buy new. Still, you can save even more buying used. Guitar Center has a website for their used gear and you can find some good deals there, or at least get a price check so you know what you should be paying. You can get a Gibson ES-335 case for ~$150 new from one of the big retailers. The reissue serial numbers are confusing. I'd look for threads with that info, either here or at one of the Les Paul forums where they've been discussed quite a bit.
  10. Check out what I just discovered: originals had 2 piece fronts/backs! Listing: 1959 ES-330 for sale Front: Back:
  11. Wow good point! I didn't know the ES-330 also used recycled plastics... So I guess that's "the Gibson way" huh, reuse what you have and don't spend a dime more than is absolutely necessary? Innovation costs money after all... maybe after the latest price increases they'll put money into new plastics ya think? ;-)
  12. I referred to this thread a while back and was also convinced it was a mistake (in my case on a ES-359), but then I got another Gibson (ES-330) and it has the same slant, only the whole neck P-90's housing is molded to be slanted (obviously quite on purpose). This tells me it is NOT a mistake, it's how they're designed. While there may or may not be a difference in tone if the pickup is flat or slanted, the difference isn't necessarily good or bad, just different. It seems to me Gibson intended for it to be slanted. If you like the tone with it straight or just like the look of it straight, go ahead and change it, it's your guitar. But for anyone like me who noticed it and wondered, "hmm is this supposed to be like this?" I'd say the answer is yes. Play it and enjoy it, or take it apart and change it to suit your preferences if you think you know a better method of seating the pickup. Gibson thinks it should be slanted, however. :-)
  13. Memphis '59 ES-335 Reissues no longer have the "window" (center block cutout). Aesthetically the vintage Klusons of the two factories have different color tips as of now. The Nashville ones are more transparent, the Memphis are a little more opaque and yellowed. The ear shapes are different. Other than those two differences, I'd take a lot of what you hear on the internet about this topic with a grain of salt. People who've purchased these guitars over the last several years have spent a lot of money on their instruments, and Gibson guitars in particular are sold at the prices they are because of the marketing surrounding the guitars. For a long time Gibson wanted people to think Nashville-finished ES guitars were better than Memphis-finished ESes. Now they've switched that, and want you to think Memphis guitars are the premier ones. I think the only way to find a good guitar you'll be sure to love is to play it. It's important for people to be honest with themselves about what kind of Gibson customer they are. Are you more interested in buying a guitar, replacing the plastics/pickups/switch tips and then posting pictures to brag about all the extra money you blew on making a perfectly wonderful guitar better meet some imagined ideal, only to then flip the guitar once Gibson releases another model year with an even more "authentic" ear shape? If that's you spend the money on whichever Gibson is charging more for so that you can get the most enjoyment from posting your guitar porn on the interwebs. You're only going to play it for a few hours before you'll be on to lusting after some other new shiny thing so who cares? If however you're buying the guitar to play it: none of this matters a bit. You just need to find one that speaks to you! Do you like the way the pickups sound? Is the neck comfortable for you? Do you find the guitar inspiring to play? If so then you can safely forget about everything else, buy the guitar! There are many, many of stories of our guitar heroes finding a special guitar among a bunch of others serendipitously. Look at Nile Rodgers' Hitmaker. Or that red Les Paul Clapton got from George, or Johnny Marr's first red ES-355. I think the Edge even has a story about his Explorer, and he still plays it even after the headstock broke off! Great guitars are coming from both places, and depending on where you're shopping/time of year/how long the guitar's been stored you might not get a perfect out of the box experience. One of my most treasured guitars (ES-359 made in Memphis) came to me sounding remarkably horrid! Totally dead! It certainly needed a bit of TLC, but now it sings wonderfully. My '56 Les Paul Reissue (made in Nashville) had a broken jack plate, wreaked of cigarettes and had dings on the back of the neck. That one required quite a bit of help but it's now near and dear to my heart (I usually buy used). Sorry for the rambling, I think my point could've been made more simply: are you buying a trophy or an instrument? Only you can answer that honestly. There's no shame in enjoying collecting guitars, Gibson is certainly marketing their high end instruments to collectors more than players. I record my ES-359 but I don't think I'd ever gig it. It's too pretty/unique/valuable (due to the Pelham Blue color). The Les Paul already had some dings so I've been much more comfortable taking it out (I did buy a beater case that doesn't say "Gibson Custom" for it though so as not to attract attention). Guitars are very individualized instruments. We all play differently, play different styles of music, have different aesthetic tastes, etc. Is it important to you that your binding is perfectly finished? What if there's a tiny bit of orange peel, will that annoy you to no end even if the guitar sings the sweetest songs? If so, you need to be prepared to excercise your retailers' return policy because you might not get a perfect guitar the first time. Then a few months or maybe a year later, your frets are going to start making cracks in your binding. Be prepared. You might not notice though if the GAS for that guitar has worn off and it now spends most of its time in its case under the bed or on a hanger on the wall. If you're playing it, you'll have broken it in and will be unlikely to care. Just depends on what kind of a buyer you are :-)
  14. mrfett

    ES Models

    You should always call an authorized dealer and ask for a price. It's usually much different from the prices advertised on web sites. Same with local authorized dealers (although maybe not GC, I don't know about them).
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