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  1. Hi everyone. I've just recently become the owner of a Cherry 1990 ES335 and was wondering if anyone has any ideas what pickups these shipped with? Whatever they are they sound absolutely incredible, especially the neck pickup. I've had people say that Gibson used two different types of pickups in 1990 but I've no idea if they are credible or not. Google really doesn't tell me much so hopefully some of you more informed individuals may know something. I will next time it needs a string change pop the pickups out but when strings are $25 in Australia I'll wait until then to do a physical check. Cheers all, Tim
  2. Hi everyone. I've just recently become the owner of a Cherry 1990 ES335 and was wondering if anyone has any ideas what pickups these shipped with? Whatever they are they sound absolutely incredible, especially the neck pickup. I've had people say that Gibson used two different types of pickups in 1990 but I've no idea if they are credible or not. Google really doesn't tell me much so hopefully some of you more informed individuals may know something. I will next time it needs a string change pop the pickups out but when strings are $25 in Australia I'll wait until then to do a physical check. Cheers all, Tim
  3. Cheers Wayne will get in touch with him
  4. I've considered one of these. Pity they are discontinued. In my country (Australia) there is only one of these for sale but it's black. I'd love a gold one though. Considering all the other models that Epiphone has released I'm truely surprised that there isn't a non reverse firebird in their lineup. Hint hint Epiphone...
  5. Anyone know a place where I can get a replacement pickguard for my Pelham Blue ES 339 Pro? Just not digging the black one anymore.
  6. Am I the only one that would crawl across broken glass for one of these?
  7. The SG case differs to the Les Paul one in a few ways. It doesn't have a combo lock latch or a shroud top cover but does have a hole to put a padlock through. Yes I am one of the seemingly rare few who is happy with MinEtune as I use a number of different tunings and it's ease of use suits me perfectly Thanks for the kind words and yes I am turned to the SG side. I love it!
  8. NGD! I just couldn't resist this beautiful 2014 SG Standard. It's my 1st SG and a stablemate for my 2001 Les Paul 1960 Classic. Am amazed at how light it is, the beautiful sustain and the ease at which the MinEtune system handles changes in tunings. It is quickly becoming my go to guitar. The neck feels so good and natural that I am scared that I won't be able to stop at just one SG. I had looked at 14 other SG's prior to this one but had been beaten to the punch by a more eager buyer each time. The value for money is outstanding. Here are my two Gibsons.
  9. I started playing in the late 80's in my late teens. I started collecting old guitars at the same time. My 1st guitar was a 1968 Rickenbacker 425. Then I moved on to a Telecaster phase and collected them for several years until a junkie stole my whole collection for a quick hit in 2000. Broke my heart so I gave up until earlier this year when I got an uncontrollable urge to play again. I happened upon a rare 62 Jaguar for a steal and bought it and hated it. Flipped it for 3 times what I paid and with the spoils bought my 1st Gibson. Always wanted one but could never afford one. Now every time I play my 2001 LP Classic I cry tears of joy. Sometimes I take it out of the case to just look at it and enjoy the emotion that the sight of it envokes. Never got that feeling from a Fender or a Rick. I still pinch myself when I wake up and remember that I own a Les Paul.
  10. Most of my favourite guitarists have, or currently do play a Les Paul but the one that actually inspired me to get off my backside and part with the cash to buy one was Noel Gallagher. Cheers Noel, I owe you one.
  11. Hi Midtowner, Thanks for your reply! I am definitely going to check this out. I can get a new Sheraton II with the hard case flown from Germany to Australia for about $250 less than what I can buy the guitar alone for here. When you said 'reasonable' you weren't joking. Cheers mate, Tim
  12. Hi all, I am writing to you all tonight from Australia. Apparently Australia does not exist as a region on Epiphone.com and as such it's extremely difficult to locate any authorised dealers in my part of the world. I have an Epiphone ES339 Pro with a hard shell case that I picked up locally 2nd hand and love it. I am considering purchasing a Sheraton II or a Riveria P93 to compliment it but unfortunately no one in Australia will sell me one new with a hard case. I have looked overseas online but no one is permitted to sell me a new hard case for any of these models due to local contract obligations . I won't buy a semi-hollow body without a hard case and no foreign seller is permitted to supply me one unless it is 2nd hand so I am in a bit of a catch 22. Does Epiphone have an official presence in Australia? If so how do I contact them? If I wanted one of the 120 different varieties of Les Paul with a hard case I'd be fine but I don't. I just want to be able to get a hard case for either a Sheraton II, Riveria or an ES355. Is anyone able to offer any advice on how to source one here ? Regards, Tim
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