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Recent content by Omega

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    How do I submit a custom order through the Gibson Custom Shop?

    Why are you so reluctant to pick up the phone and call a dealer to ask some questions?
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    What musicians have played the ES355?

    None of this is true. The first 2 are not hollow body and the last one is not solid body. They are all semi-hollow and they all have f holes. The Lucille model does not have f holes and has access to the electronics cavity in the back. That one also has the output jacks on the side rather...
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    PSA: New Release, the BB King Lucille Legacy

    I thought Lucilles typically have the output jack on the side, not the top of the guitar. Beautiful instrument either way.
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    Show your Memphis ES-275s...

    These also are 24.75 scale.
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Is there any possibility of making the ES-137 Custom again?
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    ES-355, no serial number, no custom shop logo

    I am looking at a 2005 ES-355. Apparently made in the Nashville custom shop (I called and confirmed with Gibson; actually they told me it was technically a CS-355, denoting that it was made in the Nashville CS). What I find strange is that there is no custom shop logo on the back of the...
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    Sound differences ES-335 vs ES-345 vs ES-355

    I'm in the market for a new ES-3x5 guitar. What I am looking for: -FAT neck -Viking Red finish (these are somewhat rare and/or proprietary vendor exclusive models, I guess) -stop tail; no Bigsbys, trapeze, etc -Prefer non dot inlays but for the right guitar, will deal with. I generally play...
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    Les Paul Customs 1957 BB reissues - 2015 vs 2018 yellowing; fret sizes

    I'm looking to buy a 1957 reissue Custom Shop LP Custom. The 2015 had quite a bit of yellowing on the binding and diamond inlay. I'm fine with that. I think it looks pretty good to me. Do the 2018s have similar yellowing? Looking at picture on the Gibson website and some other locations...
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    Brock Burst vs. Bourbon Burst ??

    I thought Bourbon Burst was the new name for Brock Burst, that name being discontinued due to a potential lawsuit or something from the original guy named Brock. However, in recent years I've been seeing new from Gibson R series guitars with the official color as Brock Burst. Sometimes, the...
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    What is this guitar Roy Clark is playing?

    I saw this and thought that this guitar looks and sounds great, mostly due to Roy's playing. Can anyone identify this model? Do they still make it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxDQQDF6j0Y
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    50th Anniversary R0 - version 1 vs version 2 necks

    I noticed something when I tried a 50th R0 v1 vs v2 and wanted to see if anyone else experienced the same thing. The v1 is an R9 neck. I played this back to back and compared to a v2. There was NOT much difference at all in the size and shape of the neck, I thought. Both were very similar and...
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    Billy Morrison Signature?

    Nice looking guitar, but give me a break. Why does he need a signature? Not like he inspired tons of people. I'd actually like it were it not for 2 things: -chambered body -really questionable Union Jack on the case What do others think?
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    SJ-200 Custom Elite experience?

    Does anyone have any experience with these? Even pre-owned they seem very expensive compared to the regular SJ-200. Of course, there are some cosmetic differences. Any pros or cons to these in your experience?
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    ES-345 questions

    I may be in the market for this, newer construction - not vintage. Ideally, I'd like a stop tail, jack on the side, figured top, with no varitone. But even after searching, I still am puzzled by a few things:. -I thought they all come with a varitone (which I don't want), but now I've seen at...
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    ES-345 questions

    (sorry, posted to wrong forum)