The neck on this is as nice and thick as the '59 Custom reissue.
Enjoy the photos:
Natural with light figuring (very light)
Really nice tuners. I have seen similar on a real 59 ES-345
Really dark fingerboard, without flash you would not see the red streaking
While I know its not a Historic it is a reproduction of a 61 ES-335 and really nice.
Link to the other thread and two photos.
and it with the rest of the Historics
So Gibson announces tomorrow that they have been allowed to import some Brazillian Rosewood. The real stuff. Not from near Brazil but the real rainwood BZ that we all want. But there is a catch. The boards that they can get are too thin to do full thickness fingerboards, they would need to layer...
I finally got this bad boy home. Had way too many things going on. Some photos. I call it prime as all the numbers in the Serial are prime numbers. Otherwise it would be Tequilla Sunrise. Not quite as red as it looks.
In the case as it got home.
On the couch hanging out waiting to get played...
Sorry for the crappy cell phone photos, I did not think I was going to get another gitfiddle this year.
Better photos when I get it home.
What is hard to see in this is the cherry looks more like the BOB shots of the early 60s, which still had more 59 like color and less campbells soup color.
A nicer guitar I have not owned. Perhaps equally nice, but not nicer.
IN Cali Girl 5 latch case
About to catch case on fire with that flame
Required Couch shot
Edges are not nearly that orange in person
Really diggin the new/old tuners and buttons.
All in all I think this years...
It came in last week but I wanted them to adjust the nut just a little and to condition the fretboard. This thing sounds as good as it looks, and I do not know who said they skimped on the pickups, but they sound great.
Case is so large I can hold a family of 3, and the pocket looks like a...
Got 2013 SG Standard, picked up Saturday, but no time to play.
Shots of front, compared to EPI and fingerboard as well as side carve. I think this is an extremely well built guitar, for very little money. The additional benefit for me is the neck joins where it should.
This thing sings with or without an amp. The hyde glue, and all the new touches like no trussrod condom, seem to make it more like the old 60s ES-335 my buddy had. I loved to play that guitar and this one sings unplugged just like that old one.
They even reproduced the old yellow case from the...
This thing is the bomb. It is the new hyde glue, no trussrod condom, correct tooling, cedar scurfing, tone maching. Color is not quite as bright in person, but I have new Halogen bulbs in my office and everything is KodaChrome now.
They even have the period correct Nylon saddles.
I have researched and it appears to match the '61 specs but they call it a 62. The 61 had two pickups and Dot markers, while the 62 had one pickup, and oval markers. Well potato - Bannana. WHo cares. post your photos if you got them.