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2 hours ago, gampadoug said:

Gold plated tunes.

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE! 🤪

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I was going to post this in the thread about figuring,the figuring on this guitar is almost holographic,photos don’t do it justice.

I have posted this guitar before,but it’s a Gibson so I’ve no problems posting it again.

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On 6/7/2020 at 7:47 PM, derek R said:

I was going to post this in the thread about figuring,the figuring on this guitar is almost holographic,photos don’t do it justice.

I have posted this guitar before,but it’s a Gibson so I’ve no problems posting it again.

It is hard to describe, but I know exactly what you are talking about.    I have a cherry Lucille and even though it is spec'd as having a plain top, it does have some more subtle figuring in it.  And it is almost 3-dimensional looking.  I describe it as looking jewel-like, or glowing embers.  So I understand your holographic description.  Almost impossible to get in a photo.  Here's a studio shot that does show the figuring, but not the "effect".

 

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The ES line was my first Gibson, and will likely be my last. Over the years, I've had most of what Gibson made. 

From left, ES-345, 335,335,347,Original Lucille,333,330, 330cs and 339.

ES345-335-333-347-lucy-333-330-339-sc.jp

 

 

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72BADDAA-70D0-4E5D-A9EC-CEB06BB969FD.jpeg.639c73a138dd929e7f07aa80564b83fe.jpegHere’s my 55-58 (can’t see a stamp inside) ES 225 I just got from Craigslist a few weeks. Pretty sure it was a TN, obviously the Red is an older refin. I don’t mind it honestly, never thought I’d own a 50’s Gibson of any kind. It’s really nice otherwise, so easy for my hands to play. Bought it from original owners son. Here’s a couple pics. 

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My 335, 2004 with golden hardware, '57 pickups, really a beauty with incredible sound.

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Hope you like it.

Andy

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On 7/23/2020 at 4:14 PM, Six97s said:

72BADDAA-70D0-4E5D-A9EC-CEB06BB969FD.jpeg.639c73a138dd929e7f07aa80564b83fe.jpegHere’s my 55-58 (can’t see a stamp inside) ES 225 I just got from Craigslist a few weeks. Pretty sure it was a TN, obviously the Red is an older refin. I don’t mind it honestly, never thought I’d own a 50’s Gibson of any kind. It’s really nice otherwise, so easy for my hands to play. Bought it from original owners son. Here’s a couple pics. 

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You found this Craigs List?

Folks must be P.O.'d at Reverb for raising their rates.

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41 minutes ago, Andy56 said:

My 335, 2004 with golden hardware, '57 pickups, really a beauty with incredible sound.

1.jpg?access_token=1!dMVln6UKkhS4nZsbwCPLxNbxkZK-EVtOXi1jHZOWoeRXtLVtczhoD7tY9FAfDAThzy0TcttZBD6ScGmIJTtXZs2PD0O-QjFUZy-Lbq_17l1GieIVhf56lWbzRlRg5OCdKg7vVBUavB9Qze93w-CZMW1yoWGULk-SHwt_JzVmc7EclrIG-89YaayezcE2mj-deCxi5S2YxTiVzRWxv0e2nY3X5Y8TLS_RQaEq7S_bAueCwwQiC2RiZWzJbRR8qcrExmBUtCvTUAHpGrF14_5MiywMBvirNcf7LprMILzCzLbz3ttU6H7tLcq8_sjmQLS84pCHo-aESzSRoA6UQOHmE1jx3w-ufPVkd2psYYkHOfyXx1tDbQxlY4KuTedod6x1_iRo7qgJUxTl1_TBvEp_XWwJgUSXYSdh0aC0g6JWYVZywkb3kfUjuokS9ife6RTjHo8yKzL1EmRygt8y7Mgd9hH2u4_7AMRe_jZiQ7gIyosr9GiXZfLElH3lYPMHZezva9w5qlYI4s4fpaGMazj9A7oWz4YvjoRracTsHm0QiSKwX2ZeR_2yrISJE4Y899QJfBPYZU7VOusKudXo6LQweHS6UtNHKiY6GDndO7oE5SivaaotqEgyIaX3avX5FCPklVO1tP7AV573ySplHGP0SFm4VSUjFeOhnItKmCxoIB9Enw..&box_client_name=box-content-preview&box_client_version=2.48.1

Hope you like it.

Andy

Dude!

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On 7/16/2020 at 10:32 AM, gnappi said:

The ES line was my first Gibson, and will likely be my last. Over the years, I've had most of what Gibson made. 

From left, ES-345, 335,335,347,Original Lucille,333,330, 330cs and 339.

ES345-335-333-347-lucy-333-330-339-sc.jp

 

 

Looks like you're getting a little low on Gibbies there, @gnappi.

Better hit the Interwebs and pick up a few more! 🤣

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:27 AM, gampadoug said:

You found this Craigs List?

Folks must be P.O.'d at Reverb for raising their rates.

Yeah. I was shocked when I first saw it and somehow knew I would be the next guy to care for it. I talked to the guy over the course of 8-9 days I think. Was his dads guitar and wanted someone to take care of it, fix it and love it. He gave ma a really good deal on it. It’s a keeper. 

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:45 AM, Andy56 said:

My 335, 2004 with golden hardware, '57 pickups, really a beauty with incredible sound.

1.jpg?access_token=1!dMVln6UKkhS4nZsbwCPLxNbxkZK-EVtOXi1jHZOWoeRXtLVtczhoD7tY9FAfDAThzy0TcttZBD6ScGmIJTtXZs2PD0O-QjFUZy-Lbq_17l1GieIVhf56lWbzRlRg5OCdKg7vVBUavB9Qze93w-CZMW1yoWGULk-SHwt_JzVmc7EclrIG-89YaayezcE2mj-deCxi5S2YxTiVzRWxv0e2nY3X5Y8TLS_RQaEq7S_bAueCwwQiC2RiZWzJbRR8qcrExmBUtCvTUAHpGrF14_5MiywMBvirNcf7LprMILzCzLbz3ttU6H7tLcq8_sjmQLS84pCHo-aESzSRoA6UQOHmE1jx3w-ufPVkd2psYYkHOfyXx1tDbQxlY4KuTedod6x1_iRo7qgJUxTl1_TBvEp_XWwJgUSXYSdh0aC0g6JWYVZywkb3kfUjuokS9ife6RTjHo8yKzL1EmRygt8y7Mgd9hH2u4_7AMRe_jZiQ7gIyosr9GiXZfLElH3lYPMHZezva9w5qlYI4s4fpaGMazj9A7oWz4YvjoRracTsHm0QiSKwX2ZeR_2yrISJE4Y899QJfBPYZU7VOusKudXo6LQweHS6UtNHKiY6GDndO7oE5SivaaotqEgyIaX3avX5FCPklVO1tP7AV573ySplHGP0SFm4VSUjFeOhnItKmCxoIB9Enw..&box_client_name=box-content-preview&box_client_version=2.48.1

Hope you like it.

Andy

Posting again, the picture dissapera for some strange reason......

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Cheers!!

Andy

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On 7/16/2020 at 10:32 AM, gnappi said:

The ES line was my first Gibson, and will likely be my last. Over the years, I've had most of what Gibson made. 

From left, ES-345, 335,335,347,Original Lucille,333,330, 330cs and 339.

ES345-335-333-347-lucy-333-330-339-sc.jp

 

 

Howdy!....You sound like the ES man to talk to,I'm new to Gibsons ,could you break this one down for me?  Serial # R28351.....Model #ES30VCBN1...it has a date of 3/17/14 on the gold warranty...it has Bigsby, ........Gibson brown case.....it's Cherry ,it has a leather bound Gibson Memphis Certificate Of Authenticity.......hand made at Memphis Custom Shop, would you know the price and how much I should insure it for,it was a gift....the guitar has never been played yet.......brand new condition..... Thank you.

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gnappi    can indeed tell you quite a bit about it.    That's a great ES-330 '59 reissue you have there.  Not sure where you get the  "hand made at Memphis Custom Shop" from, as there was never any Custom Shop in Memphis.  Gibson did say some really misleading things, though. 

Here is a nice review on it: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/hands-on-review-gibson-memphis-1959-es-330-historic/

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I've been a Gibson fan for 45 years, and I've owned most of the ES models (and although I too love a good 3X5 or 330, I dislike the trend toward people automatically equating the term "ES" with the double-cut thinlines exclusively.  In other words, I'm glad when someone includes a mention (or better yet, a photo) of one of the myriad of other ES models like the 150, 250, 300, 350, 175, etc etc etc!

Photobucket has messed up my online links from various forums, and this site won't allow me to post images hosted on certain other guitar forums, but I'll try to find some examples to post here.  These happen to be guitars that I owned years ago, but no longer own...

1940 ES250

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1954 ES350 w/CC

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1958 Super400CESN

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On 7/16/2020 at 6:32 PM, gnappi said:

The ES line was my first Gibson, and will likely be my last. Over the years, I've had most of what Gibson made. 

From left, ES-345, 335,335,347,Original Lucille,333,330, 330cs and 339.

ES345-335-333-347-lucy-333-330-339-sc.jp

 

 

 

If I had a wall that long, that's what I'd do too.

Nice! 👌

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On 8/20/2020 at 8:10 AM, Wmachine said:

gnappi    can indeed tell you quite a bit about it.    That's a great ES-330 '59 reissue you have there.  Not sure where you get the  "hand made at Memphis Custom Shop" from, as there was never any Custom Shop in Memphis.  Gibson did say some really misleading things, though. 

Here is a nice review on it: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/hands-on-review-gibson-memphis-1959-es-330-historic/

Thanks!....nice info!...on the certificate of authenticity it says 'The instrument bearing the serial number above was hand-built by artisans by Memphis Gibson....ES30VCBN1 serial number R28351....like to know what I should insure it for....Thank you!

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Gibson ES-330 .....ES30VCBN1...Hand built by 'Gibson Memphis'.....Gold warranty says 3/17/14.....I believe it's  2014 reissuse of 1959 ES-300 Historic.....(any help/info appreciated.....still in Gibson case untouched.....2 P-90 pick ups.dot fretboard,Bigsby bar,beautiful vintage cherry...I have the certificate of authenticity,,signed,David Winters...'Gibson Memphis'............................i'd like to know what to insure it for

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