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  1. Sorry for not mentioning whats up with the guitar, I thought it was fair to gibson not to explain what the actual problem is, before they get back to me. But I understand, that people here want to know after reading through the whole story. The guitar developed a twisted neck, which seemed to get even worse over time. I took it out of its case and handed it to him and he said the neck is twisted instantly without a close look, after examining the guitar and the neck he advised me to send it back.
  2. Hi everybody, About ten years ago I started my 335 adventure. As a long time Gibson fan and player (Les Paul and acoustics) I started looking at es guitars and got my first on in 2010. Though I really liked the sound and the looks of that guitar, I sold it, since I could not get accustomed to the neck profile on this particular model. Fast forward to 2017: I decided to go for another Es 335, after passing up a few good deals on the used market, I found the big box store around the corner was selling Es 335 with satin finish for an unbelievable deal, went there, played 5 or 6 of them and took the one that stood out home. Though this guitar was really great, I finally came to the conclusion needed a nicer ES, the satin model was the cheapest model they had at the time, and I decided I wanted something nicer. I sold the Es 335 (which got stolen in transit, but thats a whole another story) , even sold my trusted and (ab) used Gibson Les Paul Standard from 1990, from which I was the original owner and some other stuff- I played as many new and used es 335, drove quite some miles to get my hands on certain models that I was interested in, bought some online, returned them, checked out more used ones....finally I ordered a brand new 2018 Es 335 1963 reissue from the Memphis custom shop from a big box store. I was really determined to send it back, like I did before, but this time the search was finally over. This guitar was everything I was hoping for, especially the neck and the sound of this thing sold me. What an amazing guitar. After half a year, things went bad for whatever reason. I could not set up the guitar probably, I didn't not sound as good as before, I wasn't picking it up that much anymore. As I said I owned and own Gibson guitars and none of them ever got babyed that much as this Es. I had it set up at my local big box store and asked them about what I thought was wrong with the guitar, so said its fine. So a few more month I still wasn't happy with the guitar I've spend so much money on I never spent on any other guitar, so finally I had it inspected by a good luthier, and he advised me to return the guitar asap. He saw a problem that no guitar and of course no guitar in that price range should have. So thats what I did like a month ago. Two weeks after returning the guitar, the shop told me, they send it to Gibson Europe to be looked at and have it evaluated. So now I'm here, with no Gibson electric waiting for something to happen, and I'm pretty nervous about whats going to happen next, and how much it will take to finally get the ES 335 I want, or if its just not ment to happen at all. Maybe I should stick to my cheap mexican made tellys. Any uplifting words or experiences with customer service in Europe are welcome.
  3. Damn, thanks for reminding me to order some of the leftovers. I use gibson strings on acoustic and electric guitar. Not because of the name, just I found them to be the strings I like best. The new brite wires (electric guitar strings) cost twice as much now 😳
  4. Damn, some of the old emojis are missing...whatever stunning in every way. Bad timing for me: Just trying to convince myself I can live without a maple acoustic🤔 I think these testdrivers should really state what pick they are using. Sounds like a thick one here. Really like to hear this beauty with a thinner/lighter pick.
  5. Here's my latest purchase together with my favorite (acoustic): A new mexican made 60s neck with pau ferro fretboard for my Tele Partcaster (it all started with a 80ies Fender Tele made in japan; only the controlplate and the poti knobs from that guitar are still there) and my Hummingbird TV. I actually had a NGD last year, but since its an electric and I never made real photos I never posted this: Gibson 1963 ES-335 made in 2018
  6. quite the same here, have no real experience with martins. I'd say j-45/hummingbird and a maple gibby
  7. Late as always, and mh, I don't know, but you demanded it, right. Thing is from 1997. By the way, sold the Les Paul last year
  8. i was expecting the Green Day song, when I read the thread title ...but this one makes actually more sense
  9. strange world, this guy stood in my living room a week ago, he bought a speaker I had for sale.
  10. What about just ordering a h'bird speced to your liking? https://wildwoodguitars.com/product-category/electrics/gibson-custom-shop/wildwood-spec-made-2-measure/
  11. congratulations! Money well spent! Does it mean you're a three-acoustic-guitar-guy now? Or is the latest second (was a gibson, wasn't it?) one gone unnoticed. Its funny, when I first got interested in a quality acoustic guitars, I thought I'd get a Martin, cause I thought thats what a acoustic guitar has to look like...until a sales guy pointed to that butt ugly j-45 on the wall, suggesting to try it. guess you all know what happened. Nowadays I think Martins look kinda boring, whatever, hope you enjoy yours!
  12. anyway not getting at you ! the comments trying to relativize (right word?), defend, excuse or doubt the thing nearly makes me throw up on my keyboard. Maybe I should listen to wiser members like Larry and get back to my H#bird...still don't know what to do with his songs in my repertoire, though.
  13. when I said revealing I was not only referring to the op but also to some of the reactions here.
  14. that is quite a revealing thread, revealing on so many levels... I liked his music, but now? I don't know, its weird, he always appeared to be some kind of weird ***hole, but all this? And there seems to be more coming....I'm out!
  15. Since your in Israel you should check out some european dealers. In germany we have some bix box stores that do international shipping. for example: https://www.thomann.de/de/helpdesk_shipping.html?country=ISR Even better would be a smaller store in my opinion, cause they care more about what they send out and communication is always better. Here is a link to a nice smaller store here in germany. I bought from them and had good communication before my purchase and got a really great guitar https://www.musikhaus-hermann.de/gibson-sj200-standard-2018-antique-natural-42933/ Don't know if they ship to Isreal, and if so, whats the return policy. If I was in the market for a J-200 I would hunt down a used j-200 True Vintage in natural!
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