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  1. gnappi

    Es137

    Gibson rarely re-issues discontinued gits especially those that are not "vintage" The Midtown was a rare example of a fairly recent model re-issue that bean counters saw the HUGE response to them discontinuing them. Think to the longest term gits in their catalog, the 335, 330, 175. Just about every success story from them started with a single model, and as they gained traction they released variants. I have a 137C and I think Gibson floated too many 135/137 models, colors and options at the same time diluting the audience. If they had picked ONE, it may have had time to gain a following and options could follow. Hey what do I know, they didn't ask me :-) While no longer cheap, 135's and 137's are still out there in nice condition, many were closet queens.
  2. The 135's and 137's were victims of narrow minded players who endlessly compare any new model to whatever their fave at the moment is, and never being open minded to judge a new model on its own merits. Then sales slow down, bean counters do their jobs and pull the plug on designs that were not allowed to gain traction. Too many players hear with their eyes 😉
  3. gnappi

    Why?

    Fear death? I guess I do not... I ride my crotch rocket in the rain while the Silverado stays home and is mainly used for shopping :-) I'm riding some 57 years, never been hit or down. I feel safer on a powerful bike than in a car. Sure, there's always that car with your name on the bumper that runs a red or stop sign, but if it happens it won't be my fault, that is unless I get seduced by the dark side and buy a twin. At any rate, the more religious have somewhere to go, I'm not certain of that but I'm hopeful they're right. If wrong no harm done to me after I'm gone :-) I can't fear what I cannot know of so I live and remain not fearful. Hey we buy insurance and make wills no?
  4. Yup, IMO the correct number of frets to the heel for a DC hollow or semi :-) The standard neck 330 feels more like a LP , but I prefer the 335 neck which makes the "L" feel right at home in my hands. My HB equipped 330 feels cramped.
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    Nut or Tuners

    Many / most players I know who had tuning issues were either not stringing them well, or a simple pencil lead application fixed it. After 55 years of owning, playing, and dealing with friends gits that's a bunch of problems easily solved without going "big hammer" on the problem.
  6. In general, the pups in both are righteous depending on your preferences, I like my custom quite a bit and for my purposes prefer the custom. Something else, the same price uplift generally applies to LP standard and custom models, but LP custom models are very available. If "rarity" and the visual appointments float your boat, then the custom is worth the buckazoids.
  7. gnappi

    Gibson 339 Help

    I have a 2018 339 and if one plays and sound better for you that's the desirable one :-) If you can't play either, then get the one that ticks the most visual boxes.
  8. Wow! I never read a form that gave the options divorced AND single. It's none of anyone's business who is divorced! I was resolute in the decision I made before the ink was put to the decree / paper work, I was single before the ink dried, and I never looked back. I pray for her, but with a head full of angry cats I doubt it will have any effect :-)
  9. My first (and only) marriage was 29 years. Like my Corvette, the happiest days of my life were my first and last days with it! I like to say "I was happily married for 15 years of a 29 year marriage" :-)
  10. I think mine gained an ounce for every year that this was originally posted in 2010. Jeez that added 10 ounces to my 8lb.6oz. 335. :-)
  11. Sorry, I'm not fussy about neck profiles, and don't follow some descriptions. The "slim taper" and "baseball bat" I get but between them isn't extreme, and I feel comfortable with them. This thread contains the reason I don't get into minute details on which is which...
  12. Forget hacking the 135, get a Gretsch, they're bright and already have a Bigsby... and I'll take those nasty 57's off your hands :-)
  13. I have and have had more than a few 335's, one of my current 335's is a black 1990 with Bill Lawrence pups (PCB type) is pretty much the 335 I now judge others against.
  14. My 2018 339 has no problems.
  15. In the 70's I had a 60's walnut 335 and a silly need to pay rent made it go bye-bye... It had a trapeze TP and it was THE 335 I have judged all other 335's by since then. Well since I'm no longer 335 deficient I was able to get a dark walnut 339. It's a nice git but not a 335.
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