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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...
I'm in the market for a new ES-3x5 guitar.
What I am looking for:
-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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
-really questionable Union Jack on the case
What do others think?
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?
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...
Assume there are 2 guitars of the same batch, same color, same price, same weight, same everything. They are the same very reputable dealer.
One has straight flame across the top. It has excellent, resonant tone.
The other has a VERY slight chevron (or reverse? The point, if any, is toward...
Where in the color scheme of things does a Wildwood Burst fall? To compare, I've seen side by side 2 guitars, one Bourbon Burst R9 and another R9 being Scotch Burst. Both were very beautiful. To my eyes, the bourbon having much more dramatic contrast between the darker, more wine like red and...
These 5A quilt top Customs in firemist are being sold through a handful of dealers (probably MF, etc). Are they worth $3300? I love the quilt and the color but not sure about whether the price is fair for a new custom. Any comments?
Can anyone ballpark a fair price for a pre-owned, vintage sunburst with figured top, CS-336 with very little playing time on it? I don't have the ability to play it. I'd think that with "very little playing time on it" the condition would have to be near mint or EX+. Any ideas?
I'm considering buying a CS-336, new or used. One concern is whether the guitar is neck heavy. I can't stand playing an SG for this very reason. Please let me know your experiences. (Also if you know of any pre-owned figure tops...) Thanks!
I had an RS kit installed and the difference in the tone for the bridge is noticeable, but on the neck pickup it isn't. It is the same basically with the tone knob from 0-10.
Any thoughts? I'm real puzzled on this. FYI, I had WCR Darkbursts put in.
I'm taking my 05 Standard to the tech tomorrow to install new pickups and an rS kit. The nut is stock and I don't know what material it is. Should I have him change it and if so, to what - bone? Any special considerations? I don't know how tough of a job this is and if not really needed, I'd...
I am seriously considering some WCR pickups to improve the sound from my 2005 Standard. I will be putting in an RS premium kit. My amp is a Bogner Ecstacy 101B. I don't play very loud (basement volumes) and I go from clean to distorted tones but I typically like to switch amp channels rather...