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zak9990

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Beautiful guitar..such a great burst!
Thanks, I liked the Larry Carlton burst but I prefer the trapeze tail piece on the ES guitars. Acoustically they give off a banjo type sound but plugged in I don't notice a difference in sound. Trapeze make the strings a little looser because of the break angle not as sharp. I'm a huge Alex Lifeson fan and his guitars have the trapeze. Mine has been re - fretted. I also have a 68 ES 335 in tobacco sunburst and a 67 ES 355 that is going to be refinished in cream white like Lifeson's.
 

corpse

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I just picture Mike in the warehouse, with his headlamp on and an ipad and a pushcart, going to aisle 26- like at the end of Indiana Jones...
Great pic. How do you ever get any work done?
 

DANELECTRO

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2014 Warren Haynes

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maplebaby

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My harem - 1958, 59, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 64.

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wow...congrats i'm happy for you! I can't imagine many, if any, have the chance to see this much diversity of years so close together. My immediate thought would be that a video or something with you playing or just sharing what subtle differences you see in your collection. Crazy idea i know, mainly i just hope you enjoy the crap out of them!
 

zak9990

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My harem - 1958, 59, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 64.

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Congrats! nice collection....... not a fan of the trapeze I see.... except for the Bigsby ...... I prefer the maestro vibrato. Those old Bigsby's look like a kitchen appliance from the 50's or a motorcycle kickstand ;)
 
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MikeSlub

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Congrats! nice collection....... not a fan of the trapeze I see.... except for the Bigsby ...... I prefer the maestro vibrato. Those old Bigsby's look like a kitchen appliance from the 50's or a motorcycle kickstand
Congrats! nice collection....... not a fan of the trapeze I see.... except for the Bigsby ...... I prefer the maestro vibrato. Those old Bigsby's look like a kitchen appliance from the 50's or a motorcycle kickstand ;)
You know...sometimes you find a really cool geetar that you really want and it has a Bigsby. So even if you aren't a Bigsby fan, you go for it! (y)
 

jb_abides

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Welcome any recommendations for custom-made [lefty] long pickguard, since Gibson didn't include...?

FWIW, I might keep this way, as holes not even drilled; may stick with the non-traditional look. 🍑

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