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    Stainless Steel Refret Before & After - CS R7

    For sure! I did my best to keep it apples to apples, but ultimately we as humans hear what we want/like to hear right? Still, this gives everyone a chance to really hear for themselves and come out with their own takeaways. Thanks!! Nice! Yeah, playability is much improved imo. Big fan of the...
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    Stainless Steel Refret Before & After - CS R7

    Lots of back and forth internally about this, but I eventually decided to have my M2M R7 Les Paul refretted with Jescar SS frets, and then film before and after to see if there's any difference in tone since that's such a common question people have (and a big reason why people opt out of going...
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    I Compared a Vintage '64 & '65 ES345 to a Reissue...

    Thanks for taking the time to listen properly! I tried several different pickups in the reissue before shooting this video and most were more mid heavy than these T-tops but also softer / darker so I went with these which I was hoping would get me closer to the brightness of the vintage guitars...
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    Share Your ES335

    64 reissue, real 64, real 65
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    I Compared a Vintage '64 & '65 ES345 to a Reissue...

    I had the chance to borrow a couple vintage ES345's for a few weeks so I did a deep dive, documenting them in 4k detail for my fellow guitar geeks! The guitars are a 1964 and 1965. Since I happen to also own a 1964 reissue ES345 I thought it might be fun to not only compare the 64 and 65, but...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Love those faded reds. I feel like I made it pretty dang clear I wasn't talking in absolutes, and I acknowledged exactly your point in my post(s). I'm still confident the average does have the pickguard closer to the binding. In fact you pointed that out as a feature on the current CS reissues...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Thanks for the response. Specifically with the pickguards the biggest obvious difference besides the bridge pickup gap is the screw location and lack of space on the pickguard between the screw and the bevel edge. It's like they're shorter on that end, instead of going to the edge of the binding...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Appreciate the response! In my possession is a memphis reissue from 2016/17. Are you saying the pickguards and/or body size are different on current Nashville reissues? So far I've only been able to get 2 reissue owners to send me bout sizes, a 2016 63ri, and a 2020 61ri es335 to compare to my...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Are there any plans to make updates to the 60's reissue ES guitars? I'm holding a '64 reissue ES345, a 1964 ES345 and a 1965 ES345 right now. Some noticeable differences with the reissue, such as the pickguard being the wrong size and shape, the screw hole being in the wrong spot, the bracket...
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    Jerry Cantrell Murphy Lab "Wino" Les Paul Custom - indepth look

    Well a buddy ended up with one of the new Jerry Cantrell Murphy lab custom's so we decided to do a pretty indepth video review of the guitar. The good, the bad and what I call the inbetween PLUS we compared it to his '79 silverburst and '82 wine red custom for fun into a BE100 Deluxe, Mesa Dual...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Appreciate you coming on here and allowing people to ask you questions directly Mat. I've got a few, plus just some general feedback.... call it market research! Murphy Lab Hardware I was able to take a really close look at a heavy aged R0 Murphy Lab a friend bought and document it on...
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    Honest Review - Gibson Murphy Lab Heavy Aged

    I always adjust the poles, but I do it by ear. At the end of the day it makes very slight differences really
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    Honest Review - Gibson Murphy Lab Heavy Aged

    So my goldtop is about 7lb 14oz, and the Murphy Lab we didn't weight but it was a nice weight. I'd guess mid low-8's. The ML was definitely a darker guitar on the neck. The bridge I thought was fine overall, actually brighter than his other R0 if I remember correctly. We showed both in this...
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    Honest Review - Gibson Murphy Lab Heavy Aged

    Thanks for watching! I think the ML does make the goldtop sound extra bright and snappy because of how much warmer it is at the same settings. It really was tricky trying to determine how to set up the amps for each test!
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