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  1. Quite the get. Really liking that PRS. 😎
  2. Not sure about the price, but seems in the ballpark to me. My best to you Dan.
  3. Like the paint job. Congrats. 😎
  4. Actually I have no solid conclusions on DT or any of the other coding. It's a work in progress. All of the information I have has been gathered over many years by collecting information from posts like this where members are decoding numbers and look for confirmation by consistency. Very little information has come from Gibson C/S - for whatever reason they are unwilling or unable to provide answers. So yes, you are correct in saying a lot of this is guess work. As more people get involved, information gets better. Thanks for posting the ES maestro model number (was that a 356?). Very interesting with the GM. It is now apparent to me the electric and acoustic divisions don't always use the same codes. Confusing things more is Gibson's inconsistency in wording. For example, I have a ES-359 the model name is ES359Curly on the inside label and the model number is ES359TVSGH1 (where VS is probably Vintage Sunburst finish) which seemingly decodes to a figured top - apparently using Curly (maple) and figured top to mean the same thing. I've seen that T used on both curly and quilted maple tops. I've been on this forum since 2008 and officially joined in 2009. Over those years there's been less than 10 members that really tried to get a handle on this stuff. Glad to see you posting on the subject.
  5. Beautiful’Bird! Congrats. 😎
  6. DT code: Confusing and problematic. Gibson uses it inconsistently across different models - and not just "standard" models ("Dual pups figured Top", that DT was on a thinline model with dual pups and a figured top - not a standard model). Gibson does use T to indicate figured Top - I have a 359 with a figured top designated in the model number with a T (ES359TVSGH1). Also, DT = DoT (vs. block) markers (that is from Gibson C/S), and yet DT also shows up on models with markers that are not dots. The same confusion exists for DP - Dual Pickups and Dot Plain-top Some information about model numbers in the Gibson acoustic division - CH code: I also own several Gibson acoustics as well as Gibson electrics, and have seen many model numbers. CH is used on acoustics and it means Chrome Hardware. Similarly Gibson acoustics use GH and NH for Gold Hardware and Nickel Hardware. Note the hardware code is 2 letters in all cases. As for electrics, here's a Sweetwater listing page for a '61 SG Standard Vibrola which lists the model number/manufactures part number as SG61V00VENH1 where NH is the code for Nickel Hardware, NOT Nickel, Hardtail. As for a hardtail - here's a Sweetwater listing page for 61 SG Standard (hardtail) which lists the model number/manufactures part number as SG6100VENH1, ending the same way. Seems Gibson is again using NH for Nickel Hardware, NOT Nickel, Hardtail. For acoustics as well as electrics, this makes using C for Chrome and H for Hardtail obviously problematic, and I'm not sure it is correct. 1 code: In 1985 Gibson stopped labeling seconds, but many model numbers still end in 1. It appears that Gibson acoustic reassigned the number for the hand - 1=RH, 2=LH, and 3=RH with pick up, and 4=LH with pick up. Sometime after 2014 Gibson Acoustic began to drop the ending digit from model numbers and designate left handed guitars by ending the model# with "L". I don't know what Gibson electric division uses the 1 for, but it doesn't indicate the hand.
  7. Near perfect, yes. Perfect no. Reasons have already been covered. I agree with Bobouz - a variety of guitars is what I prefer. The differences are interesting and stimulating. While a single guitar might be perfect for a certain situation, it won’t be perfect for every situation.
  8. Sorry to hear that KB. Amazing that no one was killed.
  9. I’ve had a few Gibson acoustics over the years - currently 5. Love my J200’s maple tone, but I’m really hooked on my Adi/Rosewood AJ. Seems lately I’m more into playing the AJ. It’s something about that combo - the tone from the Adi top with the overtones of the Rosewood.
  10. Yes, interesting. Thanks Ian. 😎
  11. It's been a while since I bought a guitar, not that I haven't been tempted. My wife tells me I'm out of storage room. Over the years I never really gave a thought about that aspect of growing a collection, but she's right - twenty six takes up a lot of space. Anyway, I can't resist posting some favorites - Acoustic 6 - 2008 J200 Acoustic 12 - 2007 Guild F412 Electric 6 - 2010 ES-359 Electric 12 - 2010 Ric 360/12 with a 12 saddle bridge
  12. Are you talking about the music or the talent? The Beatles now . . . no. But I’m thinking the four talents growing up in today’s environment would be able to produce successful material, while pushing the bar, somewhat like those four lads from all those years ago. Let’s not forget, John and George remained successful till their ends - Paul is still successfully putting out new material, and Ringo is . . . still Ringo. 😎
  13. Nice story. Gorgeous guitar. Congrats! 😎
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