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    Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    With the Gibson Memphis closing and the ES guitar manufacturing moving to Nashville, has anyone heard when Nashville made ES335's will start showing up in stores?

    Chicago Music Exchange, Wildwood, and Sweatwater all still list the ES335's in the "Gibson Memphis" sub categories which is making me think Gibson Nashville hasn't started making these yet. I think I read the lease was up in April, so the move probably just happened.

    I am in the market for an ES335 and I am just curious if the Nashville 2019 ES335's will be relaunched similer to what they just did with the solid body electrics this week.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Have not heard anything about the timing yet, but they have said that the higher end ES models will be made in the Custom Shop and rest would be made in the Gibson USA plant. Having loaded up on the CME blowout, I'm just a spectator now.
    "I am the kind of guy that only buys 100 watt heads just to play at home. I feel like if an amp can't kill a heard of cattle 100 yards away what is the point of owning it."

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Thanks WMachine, I am heading to the Chicago area mid May for the Amigos Vintage Guitar show and hope to pick up a late 60's or very players grade early 60's 335, but plan on stopping into CME to grab a new 335 if I don't have any luck at the show. Hopefully I can talk them into giving me a similar deal they had during those blow out sales a couple months ago.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    I see Dave's has a pre-order up on the website.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    I have been trying to place an order for one of these for awhile now. I was told we could not place an order for one or even get a quote for one while the move is taking place. So I wonder how Dave's is able to work out getting pre-orders.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollandweb View Post
    Thanks WMachine, I am heading to the Chicago area mid May for the Amigos Vintage Guitar show and hope to pick up a late 60's or very players grade early 60's 335, but plan on stopping into CME to grab a new 335 if I don't have any luck at the show. Hopefully I can talk them into giving me a similar deal they had during those blow out sales a couple months ago.
    Sorry, but you probably won't be able to get close to a deal like the CME blowout. Those were special prices CME got for clearing out the Memphis warehouse. And to get prices that low, they had take them all and take them w/o Gibson warranty. That very well may have been a once in a lifetime sale. Just don't want you to have unrealistic expectations.
    "I am the kind of guy that only buys 100 watt heads just to play at home. I feel like if an amp can't kill a heard of cattle 100 yards away what is the point of owning it."

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    I for one will not sit and snap my chewing gum in anticipation for a ES built in Nashville I own a Memphis my 2nd one really a great guitar .

    Disclaimer : Could someone please update me as to the must have Nashville ES model the reason other than some geographic BS ?

    Disclaimer NO# 2 : The reason Im on my 2nd Memphis my wife broke the headstock off my first one a Rich Robinson # 494 .
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

    The Myth: If I would have lived with MOM & mooched till I was 48 I would play like Clapton !
    Think about it
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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    The recent '16-'18 Memphis ES's have been well regarded. I fell for a Blonde '58 from '16.
    I like it so much I've been searching for a red '63.

    Sadly, Memphis ES's are no more.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Memphis build quality certainly improved near the end. Earlier guitars were really all over the place. The Nashville made historics from the late 1990s onwards were, generally speaking, really consistently good guitars.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    So my 14 Rich Robinson & my 14 ES 345 is a Turd ?

    Disclaimer : I can't even count how many Nashville guitars I passed on over the years !!!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

    The Myth: If I would have lived with MOM & mooched till I was 48 I would play like Clapton !
    Think about it
    won't you ...... Please !

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    WMachine, thanks for the heads up about the close out deal. I'll wave some cash around and see how good of deal I can get

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    I just thought of something now with the move back to Nashville will Gibson have to change the name of the MHS Buckers ? Maybe to NHS Buckers ?

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Whatever it is, they need to keep MHS 'buckers around IMO, as a swapper I have no desire to swap them out.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    I just thought of something now with the move back to Nashville will Gibson have to change the name of the MHS Buckers ? Maybe to NHS Buckers ?
    I presume you're tongue in cheek with that. MHS still means the same thing.
    "I am the kind of guy that only buys 100 watt heads just to play at home. I feel like if an amp can't kill a heard of cattle 100 yards away what is the point of owning it."

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    KHS please.

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by wmachine View Post
    I presume you're tongue in cheek with that. MHS still means the same thing.
    I was serious with the move from Memphis to the Nashville plant can they still be called Memphis Historic Spec pickups ?

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    I was serious with the move from Memphis to the Nashville plant can they still be called Memphis Historic Spec pickups ?
    Okay then.
    It is the name of the spec. They can call something a Kalamazoo Classic Spec. It simply is identifying the spec by naming it from the origin of the spec.
    The origin of the MHS spec is Memphis. Changing where it is made does not change the origin, nor the name.
    (Most) Kentucky Fried Chicken does not come from Kentucky.
    "I am the kind of guy that only buys 100 watt heads just to play at home. I feel like if an amp can't kill a heard of cattle 100 yards away what is the point of owning it."

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by wmachine View Post
    Okay then.
    It is the name of the spec. They can call something a Kalamazoo Classic Spec. It simply is identifying the spec by naming it from the origin of the spec.
    The origin of the MHS spec is Memphis. Changing where it is made does not change the origin, nor the name.
    (Most) Kentucky Fried Chicken does not come from Kentucky.
    Ok, and that makes perfect sense . Thanks for the reply .

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by wmachine View Post
    (Most) Kentucky Fried Chicken does not come from Kentucky.


    Liar! That's not true, you take that back and apologize dammit!!

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    Liar! That's not true, you take that back and apologize dammit!!
    Sorry, Colonel. Vicious rumor.
    "I am the kind of guy that only buys 100 watt heads just to play at home. I feel like if an amp can't kill a heard of cattle 100 yards away what is the point of owning it."

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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    Mmmmm! KFC!


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    Re: Nashville Made 2019 ES335's

    The range of pups are available within the range currently until it gets all sold out or discontinued.

    The Classic 55 & 57 Plus are still around on some models within the line up and the current offerings would be the MHS and BB1&2.

    I personally love the Classic pups myself, although I have the BB1&2 in my other Paul. Great range of sonic sound all around.
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