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  1. My EPI Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue RoyaleRivera P93 works like this: The bride and neck pups are controlled by a typical 3-way switch just like a 2 pup model. The middle pup works independently just with the volume control. Simple and versitile.
  2. It appears to me that Gibson can't get sales to sustain the small semi hollow models, even though they keep trying to reinvent it. First the 137, then the ES-LP, now the 235. They even claim the 235 to be an instant classic. Didn't happen before, so I don't see it happening now.
  3. Construction is what was being addressed. I have both and am familiar with differences from the playing both. Back to the OP, Gnappi, you say you prefer the '57s over the MHS. That's the first time I've ever heard MHS pups described as "shrill". Usually the criticism is that they sound muddy, but that has been said as opposed to Burstbuckers in 335s (not my take on them, however). So are you saying you actually prefer the Studio? To the OP, to me, my ES-LP Studio (not a II) is relatively lifeless. Not so much from the '57s, they seem to be fine, but the guitar itself. It sounds okay, but that's it. And "quality" is decent, but nothing to do with that. By contrast, my ES-335 Studio sounds great (same '57 pups). Not as good as my higher end ES-3x5 s, but still impressive for the Studio model. I don't get that from the ES-LP Studio. It just doesn't bring anything to the table that is isn't covered better by an ES-3xx or a Les Paul. Just my take on it.
  4. Fine if you call that a "not like a 335". But they both are "semi hollow with a center block".
  5. There are definitely legit ME serial numbers. I think there are other threads on here about that.
  6. Are you sure you mean to say that? I know that you know these models, but they are semi-hollow (Gibson calls them semi-solid) with a center block.
  7. You're kidding. If they were on a forum today: Les: I'd play it more, but this thing is just too heavy. Mary: How do you like this burst? Does it make me look fat?
  8. And me too, on both counts. OP, sounds like you have way to much experience to expect anything new out of your"Gibson LP Studio vs Epiphone LP" question. It will always be answered by those on both sides. Far too many of both to generalize, and the only one that matters is the one you get. If you are lucky it will grab your heartstrings. If you add perseverance to the luck, it will grab your, well, you'll find out.
  9. Actually, that is just a EU website, not a store. It still may be helpful, though.
  10. Wmachine

    ID ES335

    It does look like the seller is trying to be honest sending a pic that clearly shows significant fretboard wear. I'd be concerned about fret wear too. Personally, I'd pass. Especially if looking for a 335.
  11. Wmachine


    Sorry, but this is a forum. Responses are not mandatory. No views = no interest. You can try another forum.
  12. Yes, he was extremely careful about the finish on his guitar. Right before he smashed it.
  13. Do you mean a 2017 model or 2017 date made? Not the same thing. If it is a 2016 model made in 2017, it has 57 classics..
  14. Great story! Really a "meant to be". Very little difference between the Pro II and my Pro 3T. Interesting that the Pro II came 2 ways, one with a "'60s" neck and one with a "'50s" neck. Gibson should have done that more often! The Pro 3T used '57 A3 pups, and they added "coil selection" to use with the coil split.
  15. I think more common, but still not that common are the Gibson branded Kahlers, like on my '79 Explorer here: '79 Explorer
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