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Hi. I'm new here. And I want my first post to be friendly and all, but I think some folks may puke when I say this: I got an Antique Red ES 339 tonight for $900 and a Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet of dubious quality. Again, that's 900 cash and a $300 guitar. Original case, COA, case candy and all. The old fella said simply, "I'm a Fender guy." I expressed my regrets and told him there was still time.

 

Is this not a top 10 bargain on this little honey? I'll arrange pics as soon as I can.

 

Not as good a deal as the 1957 J-50 I got back in '86 for $165 in a pawn shop in Dallas. But still.

 

OK, so this doesn't sound too much like bragging, lemme ask a question for the knowledgeable. I've got a nice chunk of fossilized walrus ivory that could be cut down to make a bridge to replace the standard plastic one. Can anyone tell me whether this is a dumb idea? And forgive me if my terminology is off, I mean the bridge "nut", maybe that's called the saddle. Either way, has anyone used ivory to replace that doohickey?

 

Thanks,

Azazello

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Hi. I'm new here. And I want my first post to be friendly and all' date=' but I think some folks may puke when I say this: I got an Antique Red ES 339 tonight for $900 and a Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet of dubious quality. Again, that's 900 cash and a $300 guitar. Original case, COA, case candy and all. The old fella said simply, "I'm a Fender guy." I expressed my regrets and told him there was still time.

 

Is this not a top 10 bargain on this little honey? I'll arrange pics as soon as I can.

 

Not as good a deal as the 1957 J-50 I got back in '86 for $165 in a pawn shop in Dallas. But still.

 

OK, so this doesn't sound too much like bragging, lemme ask a question for the knowledgeable. I've got a nice chunk of fossilized walrus ivory that could be cut down to make a bridge to replace the standard plastic one. Can anyone tell me whether this is a dumb idea? And forgive me if my terminology is off, I mean the bridge "nut", maybe that's called the saddle. Either way, has anyone used ivory to replace that doohickey?

 

Thanks,

Azazello[/quote']

 

thank God I hate red...............

 

if it were vintage sunburst now, then [blink]

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[lol]

 

You dint'......

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes Murph, I did and I do.

 

I have my Wine RED Studio, and possibly soon I will have a heritage cherry SG which is very close to RED. I was also thinking about a RED Casino, but all my guitars red? nuh uh. Too much red, I am already considering another alternative to having three RED guitars. I don't mind my one RED guitat though.

 

Epi Lucille to replace casino, yes I know its not exactly the same.

Gibby LP Traditional Pro or Plus to replace SG

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Yep they seem to be back to $1,999 everywhere. I'm not a big fan of buying guitars without playing them first. When I went to GC to play one it was at $1,999. I loved it but they didn't budge on their price. I then called HOG in Rochester who told me that they only have a figured one; the regular 339's are only being sold through certain vendors. But I got a quote of $2,200 from HOG for it. I figured that an extra $200 for a beautiful top and back was well worth it...

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More confusion - GC has the Antique Red at $1' date='799. AVS and CB are $1,999. Time to pick up an Antique Red![/quote']

 

I thought it was a blem, but it doesn't look to be. That's kinda strange. Great price. They also have one called Antique Red Like New. Anyhow know about this?

 

Smiley dude me...[biggrin]

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