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mbowen

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I Love ES's as much as Les Pauls anyone else?Post your ES's guys if you would like to.Here are some of mine.Thanks Mike B.
1959-ES-335
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1959-ES-345--Early A-29952
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1960-ES-330
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GuitarMikey

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sorry for the bad photo with my phone, but here is my 64, 64, 62 and Joe Bonamassa.

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latestarter

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I only have one now, but she's all I need...my oft referenced (by me!) '60.

Loving the colour on that 345 mbowen!

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Reinhard

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Gorgeous guitars guys :bug :applaude

Nobody shoots a sunburst like Gibson did back in the day. Do they just look that good because they have aged/faded a bit, or were they just done that beautifully?

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None of them are museum pieces, but damn they sound good.
'67 refin 330 with modern parts, '65 345 that has some weird mojo going on after the varitonectomy and renecked late 60's 335 with PAT number pups.
 

ultra

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Here are mine, with a few ring-ins.

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Missing from the group shot:

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Frutiger

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Here's my motley bunch
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From left:
1973 ES-335TDC
1967 ES-345TDSV
1962 ES-335TDC refin black
1961 ES-330TDC
1952 ES-175N
1949 ES-300N
 

brandtkronholm

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Here's my early 1959 ES345 with black Varitone ring - and Varitone fully intact. The original tuners have been changed to Schallers, the orange label is long gone, and the ears are positively bulbous!

The other guitar is a 1995 R9 with PAFs from a 1961/2 SG. The amps you see are a "'64" Blockhead JTM 45 on top of a 1971 (? - no plastic corners and metal handles) Marshall B 4x12 cab and a 1965 Fender Super Reverb.

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Note: (One of) the correct way(s) to deal with the stereo feature of the 345 and lose no tone whatsoever: The cable I use is a stereo to TWO monos. I like the OOP so I run them into the same channel of the Fender. I have further modified the amps that I own that have a single input to a stereo input that behaves and functions identically to the two inputs on one channel of a Fender. Again, there is absolutely no loss of tone and I can switch from LP to 345 without any fuss what so ever. The amp modification cost $25.

(I loves me some Varitone! I use many of the settings; the 345 is a funk machine!)

(I am able to run TWO wha pedals - one for each pickup of the 345 with this cord set-up. It's awesome.)
 

mbowen

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Thanks guys there are some awesome looking ES's in this thread already.Come on you guys who love ES's and haven't posted yet --get in here with your ES's,Please ,Mike B.
 

GuitarMikey

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tooold,
i love your es-330. i have the same bigsby on my 1962 330.
most of them you see have the larger bigsby.
 

tooold

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tooold,
i love your es-330. i have the same bigsby on my 1962 330.
most of them you see have the larger bigsby.

Thanks! I love that Bigsby. B7's feel stiff to me. As long as you can get a decent break angle, I prefer this one - I think it's a B6.
 
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