I love ES Guitars

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  1. mbowen

    mbowen Premium Member

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    Hi guys i love ES's and i am sure a lot of you do.So please post your ES's.Few of mine to start.Thanks Mike B.
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    My friend Gil S. owned these 2 great 1958 Blond dots[one bound --one unbound] and really tried to get me to buy one of them.Like A dummy i passed and have regretted it ever since.Thanks MB.
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    Few of my friend Vic's Blonds with Buddies.Thanks Mike B.
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    Thanks SFK.Here is a 1959-Factory Black Mono Es-355 that ended up being one of Keith Richards main guitars after i sold it.Mike B.
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    ES-333

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    I love 'em... But unfortuneately don't have one.

    But I see some of you gents have more than one, so if you're feeling generous I'd be more than willing to take one (or two) off your hands. :thumb:
     
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  9. Midnight Blues

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    So do I Mike! IMHO, the most versatile Guitar around.

    OK, I know, I need to take new pictures, but my Alex Lifeson "Inspired By" ES-355:

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    So she gets the hideous dolls, you get the beautiful guitars. I reckon you win on that deal.
     
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    White 335's are the beez kneez!!
     
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    This guitar walked into a local music store.Everyone thought it was a Refin due to the odd color.I took a 1959 LP Custom i owned at the time down with me when i looked at the guitar.The colors were near exact so i bought the guitar knowing it was original.A 1595 Factory Black ES-355 Mono.Since i have been told Gibson did 3 Black and 2 White ES-355 in 1959.I later sold this guitar to Harvey M.in Ariz,who sold it in the mid 1990's to Keith Richards and the Stones.It became one of Keith's go to guitars and i can see why it sounds amazing.I sold it at the time to raise money for a burst.Thanks Mike B.
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    Here is the guitar living the Rock Star life with Keith[minus pickguard].Thanks Mike B.
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    Here is the guitar and below a 2010 Gibson made copy of it.I do not know who had it made.Thanks Mike B.
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    man some sweet ES's here. The guy posting the Richards thing could have done it in less posts though.
     
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  16. mbowen

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    You are right.I forgot the shot of the Copy Gibson made of the guitar and wanted to get it in,so another post-Sorry i am half senile sometimes,:naughty:Mike B.
     
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    ^I thought you were just trying to rub it in that you had a 59 thats become famous
     
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    :laugh2: Somehow I think she thinks differently?
     
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    Cool story Mike, thanks for sharing!

    Is that the case you originally had as well?


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    One of my top 5 favorite guitars of all time. :dude:

    Post as much as you want.:)
     

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