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  1. I know what you mean, but never say never. They are some model and some dealer limited editions that they make known the number made when they are sold new. But whenever you contact Gibson, they won't ever give out numbers. Amusingly they may even tell you "they don't have" the numbers even on the exceptions I mentioned.
  2. My take is not well received by 339 lovers, but to me the 339 is compromised 335. All the accolades given to 339s revolve around them being smaller and more desirable for that reason only. I don't see any serious or pro players using them, though I'm sure there must be some. I've actually heard some say that because they are shorter themselves, they looks silly playing that large 335. Huh? Are they a players or posers? Tommy Shaw doesn't have any problems playing one. If you want a 335, get a 335. To me, a 335 and an LP have just enough overlap that there is no ground covered by
  3. What's funnier than that (to me at least) is that you made me go look at it again just to be sure.
  4. Thanks. String spacing is perfectly fine. Either the angle or maybe that its a 2015 with the wider board that is throwing you off.
  5. Though somewhat evasive, Gibson has defined what the top differences are, sometimes in word and sometimes as illustrations. Here is an example of one such illustration shown for the 2015 LP Traditional. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/USA/Les-Paul-Traditional.aspx I find any such explanations to be of little use. From what I have seen, it is no more than a general and loosely followed (or at least highly subjected) scale. The 2015 LP Traditional is supposed to have an A+ top. Here is mine: Judge for yourself, but I can tell you that it is a
  6. I'm sure that's one of his ES-355s that preceded any of his Gibson BB King models. Sure you can get them to feedback. You can get an LP to feed back. But I can say mine is a lot more like an LP than ES-3xx when it comes to feedback. But I wouldn't say it sounds more like an LP. I'd still put the sound more ES-335-like. But you can throw a lot more volume and gain at it! And it is beautiful to boot. An absolute work of art.
  7. So right. Are they made more consistently now? Who knows, but I sure wouldn't count on it. Gibson is still playing smoke and mirrors with their model descriptions. So the only real difference between a '61 and '64 is that a '64 has a chunkier neck? Good that they are offering 2 neck style, but what so obscure with it? They are not shy about offering different colors of the same model, why not different neck profiles?
  8. Truth is there are advantages and disadvantages either way, just the nature of the beast. Which pretty much explains why you still find them done both ways. Not a issue to me.
  9. These things do happen. During the late great CME blowout, I bought an ES that because of some identity problem ended up in the back of the Gibson Memphis warehouse then at the back of the CME warehouse. Long story short, the box and all the paperwork INCLUDING the COA says it is a 2016 "1959 ES-175D VINTAGE BURST VOS" . In reality, it is a 2015 1954 ES-175D Dark Burst VOS. Serial number matches everything so no problem there. I got it amazingly cheap due to the blowout and additional circumstances. It is one of only 50 made. Of course now, that actually may be 51? I was finally ab
  10. Nicely done. That fix would work with the Junior/Special 2015 gold anniversary cases, but should only be added to a 3rd of the bottom at the end of the bottom.
  11. Be very careful with the "fit" on that case. They had a problem with them that usually doesn't surface until there is damage to the surface of the neck. That has only to do with those anniversary cases for the Junior/Specials. It is not at all apparent unless you look very closely. First, just lay in the case. Look closely where the neck goes over the inside compartment. The neck should lay evenly over the top. In the suspect cases, the neck actually hits and "pivots" on the end of the compartment by the body. If you pick up the body slightly at the end of the body, the angle of the
  12. Regardless of what that means in this case, I've found what is written on those stickers as the "model" is some of the worst documenting Gibson has ever done. Totally inconsistent and rarely is it actually the correct model number. If they changed the word "model" to "description" it would at least be excusable. And then accurate too.
  13. You sure about that???? Kidding of course. But pics or its not real, And yes, contact Gibson.
  14. Sorry, you guys may not like those speed knobs, but I believe they are totally correct and probably original. They've been on original '53 and '54s I've seen and were used on faithful reissues, my 2015 Reissue '54 ES-175 Dark Burst.
  15. Wmachine

    2019 ES 335

    Yes, every Memphis made guitar should have a COA. Not a Custom Shop COA as there was never a Custom Shop in Memphis. There are a few different types of COAs No, he is wondering that since Memphis closed, what the quality is now coming out of Nashville. Which is a very good question. So far, the very limited number of reviews I read have have been favorable. It should be noted that the higher end ES models are now made in the Custom Shop, and the rest are made in the Gibson USA area.
  16. First of all, start a new thread. Second, post pics.
  17. Nice! Is the one in the center a Premiere?
  18. Sorry, I pulled the 2014 339 by mistake. Actually by poor eyesight! Here is the 2014 335 https://web.archive.org/web/20140923163717/http://www2.gibson.com/products/electric-guitars/es/gibson-memphis/2014/es-335-studio.aspx
  19. All you need is a time machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20151014213735/http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Memphis/ES-335-Studio.aspx https://web.archive.org/web/20141019141951/http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/ES/Gibson-Memphis/2014/ES-339-Studio.aspx BTW, I have a 2016 and I'm really impressed with it.
  20. I believe a 2005 from Nashville would automatically make it a Custom Shop model? That means "special attributes" in itself.
  21. I am neither. But obviously you're not interested in the real message. No matter who you hear it from.
  22. It means they are not going to tell you, period. They've also said "they don't know" as another way to deflect the question. But at least "not available" is a lot more honest answer. Sometimes some detective work can yield numbers when they are more limited. First, there are certain models that when released, Gibson said right off the bat there were "XX" number made. And those are generally more well known and documented as such. But there are other ones that when released, dealers were sent info on the models that said, for example, "60 made for world wide distribution". I have pers
  23. https://reverb.com/ca/item/40453-gibson-custom-shop-1961-es-335-vos-reissue-2012-61 A quick search for a start
  24. The more you can tell us the better. Where do you get the model number? How do you know it is a '61 reissue? Are you sure it is not a '59 reissue? Always start by contacting Gibson by phone or email as they can verify what it is and give you info on it.
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