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very interesting.. at least to me.. some features that I think remind me a bit of my sheri..

 

17° angled headstock, and black plastic pickup covers. Added to those are superior enhancements including a long neck profile, premium tulip button tuners, and a vintage period-correct 1-11/16" nut made from Corian that provides superior strength, durability, and musical sustain.

 

The one-piece Honduran mahogany neck has a long, narrow tenon for extra strength and resonance and the 30/60 neck slimmer than a '59 rounded profile and ever-so-slightly larger than a '60 slim-tapered, making it comfortable for any guitarist. The large 1-11/16" nut width means you'll have plenty of fingerboard real estate to peel off your favorite riffs. The new ES-330 combines the best of vintage ES-330 models with a 17° pitched peghead from the 50s model and a neck join at the 19th fret from the 60s model for easier access to upper frets. The pitched peghead supplies increased downward string pressure after the nut insuring brilliant tone, increased sustain and tuning stability.

 

the pickup riser for the bridge pickup (normally offered only on more expensive models such as '50s L5 CES, ES-5, Byrdland etc.) which moves the pickup closer to the strings for a more robust performance, increasing tone and output.

 

'course.. I'll wait for the epi.. 2500.00 being a tad out of my range..

 

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'course.. I'll wait for the epi.. 2500.00 being a tad out of my range.. <...>

 

I do hope they come out with a "Long Neck" casino as the price is too much for me' date=' too.

 

But I really think this blue one:

 

[img']http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/7/2/8/567728.jpg[/img]

 

Would look great next to these:

 

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That blue one is really something. I'd rather it had chrome pickup covers and no pickguard. I would love to see one in a Walnut-type finish like your original 330, Notes.

 

 

 

 

I do hope they come out with a "Long Neck" casino as the price is too much for me' date=' too.

 

But I really think this blue one:

 

[img']http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/7/2/8/567728.jpg[/img]

 

Would look great next to these:

 

GuitarCousins2.JPG

 

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That blue one is really something. I'd rather it had chrome pickup covers and no pickguard. I would love to see one in a Walnut-type finish like your original 330' date=' Notes.

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Yeah, I really love the walnut, and if I had to choose between the blue and the walnut, I'd take the walnut any day.

 

Of course, I'd rather have both, but probably never will get another -- unless Epiphone comes out with a long neck Casino.

 

I have mixed feelings about the black pup covers. I like the looks of the chrome better, but I'm definitely not opposed to the black. The chrome shows fingerprints very quickly and in Florida, eventually gets pitted (it isn't extreme if you keep up with them as you can see by the pictures of my old 330 - but if you get close, you can see them).

 

I do like both the looks and the function of a pickguard on an electric guitar. I guess I'm a traditionalist in that respect.

 

I really like hollow body guitars because they are lightweight and they can be played acoustically when practicing. However two P90 hollowbody guitars are probably enough for this multi-instrumentalist working musician who hasn't made the big time.

 

I have an ESP/LTD faux LP with humbuckers. Great neck, sounds good, but it very heavy on my middle aged shoulder.

 

What I'd really like next is this:

 

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The only thing I don't like about it is the gold hardware.

 

But it's $4.5K

 

Now Epi needs to make an affordable model of this guitar :D

 

Or this Parker:

 

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Which "only" costs $3.2K and if the neck is as nice as my partners Parker PM10, it would be a dream to play.

 

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What I'd really like next is this:

 

273700.jpg

 

The only thing I don't like about it is the gold hardware.

 

But it's $4.5K

 

Now Epi needs to make an affordable model of this guitar ;)

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This looks like a modern version with (stylistic f-holes and "triple crown" MOPs)

of the '60s Barney Kessel model..a well know jazz guitarist back then.

Funny, back in the late 60s, we thought it was kinda ugly like the DC florentines

Now , we would kill to find a used one at a sensible price...very rare and very

expensive.

 

here's a link to a pic of it..

 

http://vintage-guitars.blogspot.com/2005/10/gibson-barney-kessel.html

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This looks like a modern version with (stylistic f-holes and "triple crown" MOPs)

of the '60s Barney Kessel model..a well know jazz guitarist back then.

Funny' date=' back in the late 60s, we thought it was kinda ugly like the DC florentines

Now , we would kill to find a used one at a sensible price...very rare and very

expensive.

 

here's a link to a pic of it..

 

http://vintage-guitars.blogspot.com/2005/10/gibson-barney-kessel.html[/quote']

 

D'oh...I was thinking it was a Johnny A sig. model, shows how much I know. Definitely sweet guitar for sure...you right too about we probably wouldn't be caught dead with one when we was kids.

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D'oh...I was thinking it was a Johnny A sig. model' date=' shows how much I know. Definitely sweet guitar for sure...you right too about we probably wouldn't be caught dead with one when we was kids.[/quote']

 

It is the Johnny A Signature model.

 

It does resemble the Kessel model though. The "Horns" are smaller, the F holes are different, and there are some other changes as well.

 

I read (Gibson promo) that the Johny A sig is hollow (no block of wood down the middle) but the back has been shaped flat on the inside to resist hollow body feedback. But the feedback isn't a problem to me, at the volumes I play, I call it sustain ;-)

 

The Johnny A lists for $6.5k and sells for $4.6K, which is more than I can afford.

 

When I was a kid, any guitar would do, Silvertone, Gibson, Danelectro, Fender, Kay, Epi, or whatever was available. As I got older, quality became important, but at first, the kids only wanted "a guitar".

 

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It is the Johnny A Signature model.

 

Far out...so this ain't just another pretty face after all [-(

 

 

The Johnny A lists for $6.5k and sells for $4.6K' date=' which is more than I can afford.[/quote]

 

Ouch...I'm debating whether to spend just a grand on the one I'm looking at now...4 thousand? Geez wiz...I think I'd faint right there and then at the register if someone gave me a bill like that. I do like it though.

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This looks like a modern version with (stylistic f-holes and "triple crown" MOPs)

of the '60s Barney Kessel model..a well know jazz guitarist back then.

Funny' date=' back in the late 60s, we thought it was kinda ugly like the DC florentines

Now , we would kill to find a used one at a sensible price...very rare and very

expensive.

 

here's a link to a pic of it..

 

http://vintage-guitars.blogspot.com/2005/10/gibson-barney-kessel.html[/quote']

 

It's funny I thought so too...until I went to Boston to potentially buy one for a collector friend of mine in NJ and I told him if he paid anywhere near the asking price he was a F#cking Idiot! The Johnny A guitar isn't anywhere near worth that kind of coin IMHO. He passed on it too!

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