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  1. It seems as if I'm in the minority of players who don't care for the MHS. The 57's are to me the "Coke classic". from the cola wars.. why change it if it's working. So far I have and have had a half dozen gits with MHS, for me in most cases they are too thin sounding. My LP-ES special with 57's in all cases sounds better in every amp I played it through. One day I may make a project out of the standard and pull the MHS because it sure is a looker and worthy of being played more often..
  2. I've rarely owned a Gibson with an unbound "F" hole that was smooth. The ones that are not black are easily cleaned up if it bothers the owner. The rest of the nits are well... Gibson. Sadly, if visual perfection is what a player wants, then they can either go through a whole lot of Gibson models they are looking for to find one, or get another brand that's known for visual perfection. As a buyer I'm not one to fuss over the small stuff, but it's maddening when potential "buyers" ask for dozens of pics to (IMO) either find a perfect one, or for a reason to send it back or to negotiate a price reduction after they receive it. PS, one of my fave gits (a black 335) has had a sloppy neck repair and it looks like a sweaty careless baboon owned it. I could care less! :-)
  3. I bought a mint condition rare and not inexpensive article into a store to put on consignment. I wound up selling it privately and when I went to pick it up a major part was changed and it was visually obviously worn out. The owner swore it was never touched. Once I told the locals who were in the collecting and use end of the business the store went from mostly full to empty. He killed his own reputation and was out of business within six months. I put NOTHING past retailers. If I bought that git new, I'd get Gibson involved and spread the word on the web if the store would not make it right.
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    Some thoughts... Are you blocking cookies? Is your clock date / time on your PC correct ? or have you set your browser to somehow not store local data from sites that are not secure?
  5. +1, gone are the days when you could enjoy a manual transmission.
  6. AFAIK, All Tal Farlow models are shipped without the neck strap button. From a post I made on another forum... "I have a Tal Farlow that does have a lower bout strap button but not one on the upper side. I figure Gibson left the decision on where to put it lies with the owner :-) I STILL don't know where to put it!"
  7. I recommend you read my post, I was funnin with myself and pointing out things NOT by any stretch like "clones" Maybe it's invaluable when looking at a fake represented a genuine.
  8. You don't get it... look at ANY other semi guitar the controls and parts are aimlessly scattered on the top. FWIW since some may not have noticed, it's NOT about TWO points lining up, it's about multiple points lining up. Anyone can see that two points will line up on every git. That is unless there's only one volume control.
  9. Has anyone ever noticed that the layout of parts and features on Gibson 335 gits is nearly perfectly aligned with other parts or points? It can't be coincidental. I drew the lines (pic below) over a 335 body, then looked at other brands and the lineup of parts is nonexistent on them. OK, I DO have a bit of time on my hands being retired three years, I KNOW it may look like it, but I'm definitely NOT a John Nash type :-)
  10. Yeah... Aside from the logo being a bit high, and the dotted "I" looking weird, the crown inlay is too high by at least a half inch as is the truss rod cover not looking correct. I've never seen a Gibson with inlays placed like that, or the TRC so "big" especially if it were custom. Everything on the body looks spot on. The OP never posted more detailed pix here of things like the nibs, truss rod nut and serial number on the rear of the head, hopefully he gets a positive reply from Gibson.
  11. I have one of each... Regret selling... A 60's walnut ES-335 with trapeze tail piece which I had to sell in distress to pay rent in the early 70's. It may be that my memory is more fond of the reality, but it was so long ago I choose the fond memory :-) Fave(s) today... I can't do just one I'm a "love the one you're with" type player and these change depending on how close they are to my practice room. My 2018 figured 335 and the Pat Martino custom.
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    I use reverb very little, and when I do it's for very specific things that their idiotic search function cannot do anything but to limit the junk they display. They could learn a LOT about search filter limitation from Ebay and Craigslist with the use of "search limiters" like the MINUS character. Example: Gibson Les Paul custom -shop -sg -frampton -wildwood -frehley -bigsby -slash -black -classic Nope they allow the use of one single filer like not:sg like Gibson Les Paul Custom not:black Hmmm... 1322 listings all 28 at a time with "sponsored" listings thrown in over and over again. Add to that being forced to see the SAME git you do not want to see on every other page just makes wading through the "hits" more time consuming. This is (likely in order to force you to see the same gits over and over) and THEN the darn pages are limited to display 28 items. Oh, to "verify" your account you MUST give them your SSN or passport number? not me! Lastly I had an "issue" with a purchase, and Reverb will not intercede nor will Paypal, Reverb actually tole ME to start a claim? Huh? The SELLER initiated claims with UPS. Anyway I had to call UPS and tell them the git was damaged, they picked it up and since I did not have posession, I got a refund. Now I use Ebay and Craigslist almost exclusively and if there's a duplicate on Reverb and Ebay I use EBAY paypal protection works there. If some can tolerate that waste of time fine, not me. Reverb must be making money, but I don't get it.
  13. For some reason it seems like you're reluctant to just simply write Gibson with pics I suggested and they'l tell you a whole lot more than "long time Gibson dealer and specialist yesterday here in Copenhagen" Who clearly knows nothing next to Gibson. YMMV.
  14. If it's genuine Gibson, I'd suspect one of two things were done... Either the rectangular markers were removed and replaced, not a big deal for the right luthier. OR, the fretboard was replaced. Is the FB rosewood? It looks like Ebony? At any rate, there's no need to replace the neck to do the fretboard but refinishing the neck would be a PITA. If a luthier replaced the FB, I doubt it would have the nibs, if Gibson did it, it would likely have nibs. The Gibson logo on that one sets higher on the head than any I've seen, I think a call or Email to Gibson is in order, and pix of the back of the head and neck at fret edges may help as well as a look at the truss rod nut
  15. AFIK, Gibson lost the patent/trademark battle on their body designs a LONG time ago and the only protection they wound up with is the head design. I disagree and thing the whole body should have been trademarked, and IIRC the court decision was due to Gibson not attempting to protect body design very early on and the body was considered some sort of "public domain" design. That's IMO an idiotic stance for a court to take. I too am tired of seeing EXACT copies of Gibson models.
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